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Late Appeal is Void Appeal for Property OwnerJanuary 10, 2019

When the owner of a property that had been designated as a house in multiple occupation (HMO) by his local council in 2001 chose to...

Job Interviews and the Risks of Asking Off the Cuff Discriminatory QuestionsDecember 28, 2018

Questions asked of job applicants at interview should be carefully considered in advance and formulated with the benefit of legal advice. In one case where...

Typhoon Disruption is Reasonable Excuse for Late Tax PaymentDecember 21, 2018

It is fair to say that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) take a hard line when it comes to non-payment or late payment of taxes...

High Court Stamps on Illicit Live Streaming of Boxing Matches OnlineDecember 13, 2018

Unauthorised online streaming of major sporting events, depriving organisers of their legitimate revenues, is ever on the increase. However, as a case in which the...

Vicarious Liability – Impromptu Post Christmas Party GatheringDecember 11, 2018

Employers can be found vicariously liable for the actions of their staff when these occur in the course of their employment, which can include during...

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Commercial Articles

Company Name Rules

You cannot incorporate a company using any name you like. Some names are prohibited (for example, those which suggest a connection with the Government or...

Company Disclosure Rules – The Basics

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008 set out the the requirements as to where and when company trading names, names of directors etc. need to...

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...

Compensation for Loss of Light

Following a recent case in which a dispute regarding a property owner’s right to light was unexpectedly dealt with by the granting of an injunction...

Consumer Protection Regulations

Businesses that deal with the public are reminded that legislation will come into effect soon to give consumers better protection under the law than they...

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