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Missed Deadlines Mean Missed OpportunitiesJuly 8, 2019

Gerry Rafferty famously claimed that 'if you get it wrong, you'll get it right next time', but a recent construction dispute shows that this is...

Pension Trustees Owe No Duty of Care to EmployerJuly 2, 2019

Many directors of companies are also trustees of the company pension scheme. Sometimes, their duties as a director and as a scheme trustee can be...

Possession Granted When Tenant Claims Argument is Over Same FactsJune 20, 2019

It is very common for tenants who run up rent arrears to effectively be given a second chance by the courts when facing an application...

Gay Headteacher a Victim of Unconscious Discrimination, EAT RulesJune 17, 2019

Whether discrimination is subliminal or deliberate often makes little difference to the pain and distress it causes. The point was strikingly made by a case...

Sale of Insolvent Company to Creditor Not ImproperJune 12, 2019

Insolvencies are seldom happy periods for any of those involved and great care must be taken by those who deal with the insolvency proceedings to...

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A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules 2015

Landlords with tenants who occupy their premises under assured shorthold tenancies will be affected by changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015, which received the...

Bank Deposit Protection Rules for Businesses : Guide

The levels of protection available for different investments underwritten by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) are detailed on their website. The FSCS protects the deposits...

Bribery Act Guidance

The Government provides guidance for businesses on complying with the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011. The Act was originally...