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

University Lecturer Strikes Important Blow for Part-time WorkersAugust 30, 2018

In Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the fact that the claimant was employed under a zero-hours contract did...

Unitary PatentAugust 27, 2018

Obtaining a patent can be a rather arduous process, and it is therefore not surprising that sometimes thought is not given to the breadth of...

Landlords Caught by Tenant’s Environmental FailingsAugust 21, 2018

A landlord that ignores the potential for problems caused by the activities of its tenant does so at its peril, as a recent case demonstrated...

Central Arbitration Committee Can Hear Claims Against AcasAugust 19, 2018

The EU Information and Consultation Directive 2002 established minimum requirements for companies with more than 50 employees for consulting and informing them on a wide...

Greetings Cards Company Pays Price for Copyright InfringementsAugust 13, 2018

It is only right that those who make commercial use of others' creative ideas without permission should be hit hard in the pocket. Exactly that...

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