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Failure to Comply With Order Means Loss of Right to Present Oral EvidenceOctober 17, 2018

When attempting to negotiate any dispute it is important to assemble fully your arguments, so that you can state your case with the greatest vigour,...

Supreme Court Rules in ‘Gay Cake’ CaseOctober 10, 2018

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal to make a cake bearing a slogan in support...

Unilateral Mistake – High Court Rectifies Terms of Commercial LeaseOctober 9, 2018

Signing leases is a serious business and both landlords and tenants are expected to live with their terms, however onerous they may be. However, as...

Private Rental Landlords Facing Double WhammyOctober 1, 2018

Tax changes that affect residential landlords have sparked a massive sell-off, with 133,000 rental properties likely to be sold in the next year according to...

£500,000 or £1 Billion? It’s Just a Matter of TimingSeptember 26, 2018

The recent £500,000 fine for Facebook regarding the transfer of data to Cambridge Analytica was widely criticised as being inadequate (Facebook makes roughly £3.5 million...

Commercial Articles

Settlement Agreements Guide

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Beginner’s Guide

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a self-assessed tax. The onus is on the taxpayer to make the necessary land transaction return, calculate the tax and...

Step by Step Plan for Health and Safety Compliance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a ‘step by step plan’ for businesses for protecting the health and safety of workers and others....

Taking a Franchise – the Basics

There are many potential benefits of buying a franchise, such as having access to well-established business and accounting systems, centralised marketing and a proven business...

Tax Avoidance Disclosure Rules

UK tax law is almost unique in that it contains regulations which require professionals to advise HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of information regarding tax...