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

Tenants Succeed in Avoiding Insurance ChargesApril 30, 2018

When tenants discovered that their landlord had bought insurance over their flats, including the structure of the building, when they had already purchased insurance cover...

Words, Not Intention, Determine Meaning of ContractApril 22, 2018

When disputes arise over the meaning of a contract, it is usual for the court to look first at what the wording of the contract...

Director Who Helped Herself Faces MusicApril 16, 2018

It is hardly surprising that directors of companies that face insolvency often wish to recoup their investments before the balloon goes up. However, as one...

Seeking to Waive Dividends?April 10, 2018

For a person who has no need of the income from a family company, a dividend waiver, which allows other shareholders to receive dividends but...

Perceived Disability DiscriminationApril 8, 2018

Under the Equality Act 2010, direct discrimination occurs when the reason for a person being treated less favourably than another is one of the protected...

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