Commercial Client Articles

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...

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...

Guide to IHT and Small Business

Inheritance Tax (IHT) is payable on a deceased person’s estate (exclusing their principal private residence for whaih an extra allowance is available) at 40 per...

Insolvency Changes

 Changes to the legislation on insolvency contained in the recently enacted Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 may affect directors of companies that become...

Assured Shorthold Tenancy Rules 2015

Landlords with tenants who occupy their premises under assured shorthold tenancies will be affected by changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015, which received the...

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Commercial Client News

Recruitment Vetting Must Be Reasonable and Respect Human RightsJanuary 19, 2018

The police and other public authorities have recruitment vetting policies in place that are designed to ensure that staff taken on are people of integrity....

Follow Proper Planning Procedures or ElseJanuary 16, 2018

An argument over a planning permission for a small rural development has necessitated the intervention of the Court of Appeal, which confirmed that a council...

If You Help Fund a Claim You May Be Liable if it FailsJanuary 10, 2018

It is not unusual for the cost of litigation – especially where a group of companies is involved – to be paid for in whole...

Council’s Drafting Error Opens Way for Change of UseDecember 14, 2017

Planning permissions mean what they say and judges are very reluctant to imply terms into them, even in order to correct flawed drafting. That point...

Legal Costs of Defending Director Not Tax DeductibleDecember 11, 2017

To what extent are the costs of professional advice given to a director tax deductible by the company that he or she serves? A tribunal...

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