Commercial Client Articles

VAT on Electronic Services: New Rules

  If you supply electronic products (telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services) to non-business customers through online sales, you should start thinking about how you will comply with...

Workplace Stress – An Employer’s Duties

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published the findings of its fifteenth absence management survey, carried out in partnership with Simplyhealth. This...

The Equality Act 2010 – A Guide for Employers

The Equality Act 2010 replaced nine major pieces of discrimination legislation and other ancillary measures introduced over the last forty years. The core provisions of...

Age Discrimination – Life After the Abolition of the Default Retirement Age

Since the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), it is no longer permissible for an employer to dismiss an older worker on the ground...

Informing and Consulting Employees

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...

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Commercial Client News

Government Makes Tendering Process EasierOctober 16, 2017

The complexity and length of the tendering process for government contracts has for many years operated as a significant deterrent for small businesses that might...

Parental Bereavement Bill PublishedOctober 16, 2017

Employers are not currently required to give paid leave to grieving parents. Section 57A(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996 gives employees the right to...

Do You Know Who Actually Owns the Patents You Depend On?October 12, 2017

A great many companies depend on patents for their profitability, and doubts over ownership of intellectual property (IP) rights can put their very survival in...

Breach of Contract – Court Takes Commercial ApproachOctober 8, 2017

Making the right decisions in the immediate aftermath of a breach of contract is of critical importance and, at such knife-edge moments, legal advice is...

Landlord’s Motivation for Work Not in Point, Rules CourtOctober 2, 2017

A recent case decided by the High Court will (if not overturned on appeal) have potential implications for some commercial tenants seeking renewals of their...

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