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Exchanging Secret Information? Always Get a Non-Disclosure Agreement!April 28, 2019

Businesses that deal or hope to deal with one another often have to put security concerns to one side and share their confidential information. As...

Court Ruling Boosts HMRC’s Cross-Border PowersApril 24, 2019

National boundaries pose little or no obstacle to tax evasion. The Court of Appeal made that point in an important ruling which has greatly boosted...

Air Quality Targets and the Planning Regime – Court of Appeal Test CaseApril 22, 2019

The Government is duty-bound by European law to ensure that specified air quality standards are met as quickly as possible. However, the Court of Appeal...

Equal Pay Comparability – Supermarket Workers Win Important VictoryApril 14, 2019

In Asda Stores Limited v Brierley, the question before the Court of Appeal was whether or not thousands of women who worked at Asda's retail...

Balancing Noise Nuisance Against the Needs of Industry – High Court RulingApril 9, 2019

Industrial processes can be noisy and those responsible for them frequently worry that complaints from neighbouring residents will affect their businesses. However, as a High...

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...