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In Principle Planning PermissionMarch 12, 2018

One of the bugbears of UK planning law has always been that a lot of work has to be done before a planning application can...

Serving Companies with Legal Documents – High Court GuidanceMarch 9, 2018

Although companies are independent entities in law, they can only act through natural persons and serving a company with a legal document can therefore be...

Veteran Car Salesman Wins Damages for TUPE BreachMarch 7, 2018

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when their...

Property Rights Wrangle Ends Up in CourtMarch 1, 2018

Dense tangles of rights of way, easements and other property rights are inevitable in the rabbit warren of heavily populated cities and are a common...

Absolute Discretion Has LimitsFebruary 14, 2018

Construction disputes are a rich source of argument in the courts, and where the contract affords one party a 'discretion' with regard to its rights...

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Tax Free Perks

The Government has continuously sought to limit the tax free perks that businesses can provide for their employees. However, there are some remaining. Here is...

Termination of Leases – Tips for Landlords

When tenants seek to vacate premises, reduce the size of their premises or renegotiate their leases, problems can be created for landlords. Here are some tips...

The Corporate Manslaughter Act

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 established a new statutory offence of corporate manslaughter (corporate culpable homicide in Scotland). An organisation is guilty of...

The Equality Act 2010 – A Guide for Employers

The Equality Act 2010 replaced nine major pieces of discrimination legislation and other ancillary measures introduced over the last forty years. The core provisions of...

The New Insolvency Regime

In September 2003, the insolvency provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 came into force, bringing in a new regime for dealing with insolvencies. The main...

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