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Look Before You Leap With Trade NamesMarch 27, 2019

The first Intellectual Property Enterprise Court case heard outside London took place recently, when the court sat in Birmingham at the request of both parties...

Trading in the Winter Period – A Cautionary Note for LandlordsMarch 21, 2019

Weak economic growth and increasing competition is still wreaking havoc in the High Street and the quarter that starts in January is often make or...

Licence Revocation Threat Averted by Prompt ActionMarch 15, 2019

Government regulatory decisions can have an instant and catastrophic impact on businesses, but prompt legal action can ensure that such damage is not unfairly inflicted....

Just Because a Debt is Small…February 26, 2019

Many people think that the costs and difficulty of litigation mean that it is not worth pursuing relatively small debts. However, a High Court case...

Court of Appeal Guidance on Use of Pay Less NoticesFebruary 18, 2019

When a construction dispute arises and a pay less notice is issued, the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 requires that the notice should...

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Consumer Rights Update

Businesses that deal with members of the public are reminded that the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which received the Royal Assent on 26 March, becomes...

Contractors Are Your Responsibility

A handbook produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines the responsibilities of both the contractor and the client in situations in which work is...

Dealing with Employee Absence

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive. It is advisable to have systems in place to measure and analyse these costs so that you can...

Disputes in the EU – Rules on Applicable Law

Where a dispute has a foreign element, one of the common problems is deciding under what jurisdiction legal action should be taken. This is avoided...

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...