Commercial Client 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...

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...

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...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased likelihood of accidents...

Company Formation Checklist

You may have come across advertisements which make forming a company sound very easy, but before you go ahead there are some serious issues to...

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Commercial Client News

Landlord’s Motivation for Work Not in Point, Rules CourtOctober 2, 2017

A recent case decided by the High Court will (if not overturned on appeal) have potential implications for some commercial tenants seeking renewals of their...

GDPR – ICO Consults on Written ContractsSeptember 29, 2017

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will apply to all EU member states from 25 May 2018, data processors have new responsibilities and...

Recovery of Cross-Border DebtsSeptember 28, 2017

Firms and people who fail to pay their bills are a significant nuisance for any business, but when the debtor is abroad, there may be...

Court Robust in Protection of Motor Giant Trade MarkSeptember 26, 2017

Motor giant BMW, challenging a decision over the use of its trade mark with which it disagreed, has won its appeal in the Court of...

The Role of Companions at Disciplinary and Grievance HearingsAugust 28, 2017

Under the Employment Relations Act 1999 a worker has the right to be accompanied by a fellow worker or trade union representative at an internal...

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