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Workplace Data Leaks - Motor Insurer Wins Six-Figure Compensation

February 18, 2020

Miscreant employees often form the first link in a chain which feeds the black market in personal data. However, as a ground-breaking High Court ...

Scaffolding Triggers Commercial Tenant's 'Peaceful Enjoyment' Complaint

February 10, 2020

Included in almost every commercial lease is a covenant which confers on the tenant a right to peacefully enjoy the premises. One such provision came ...

Mental Health Problems Can Be Just as Disabling as Physical Incapacity

February 6, 2020

The word 'disabled' may bring to mind a person who is physically incapacitated, but the definition of the word in employment law terms is far broader ...

Finance Company Behind Direct Marketing Email Campaign Fined £60,000

February 4, 2020

Unsolicited direct marketing emails, sent without informed consent, are viewed as a modern scourge by millions and those who engage in such campaigns ...

High Court Orders Restaurant Chain to Complete Commercial Lease

January 28, 2020

Does an agreement to enter into a commercial lease come to an end if the identity of the prospective landlord changes? The High Court tackled that ...

Disciplinary Investigations - Any Lack of Fairness Will Cost You!

January 22, 2020

Workplace disciplinary investigations require careful handling and employers who fail to act fairly are likely to be hit hard in the pocket. That was ...

Facing a Business Crisis? Don't Forget Your Employees' Rights!

January 7, 2020

It is only too easy for businesses dealing with office politics, poor trading or cashflow difficulties to take their eye off the ball when it comes ...

Neighbourhood Plans - Court Postpones Local Referendum in Legal First

December 23, 2019

Neighbourhood plans are an increasingly common means by which local people are given the chance to express their views on the future character and ...

Underpaid Live-in Porter Wins Over £100,000 in Guideline Case

December 18, 2019

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) on the face of it imposes a straightforward duty to pay a minimum sum for every hour worked. However, as an important ...

Twelve Month Reprieve on Construction Industry VAT Changes

December 10, 2019

The introduction of the new VAT domestic reverse charge for construction services, originally due this October, has been postponed until October ...

Commercial Articles

A Guide to the Agency Workers Regulations

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (AWR) came into force on 1 October 2011. They apply to those workers who are supplied by a temporary work agency ...

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 of ...

Bank Deposit Protection Rules for Businesses : Guide

The levels of protection available for different investments underwritten by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) are detailed on their ...

Bribery Act Guidance

The Government provides guidance for businesses on complying with the Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011. The Act was originally ...

Brief Guide to the Administration of Troncs

The long-running series of disputes between employers in the hospitality industry and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) concerning the taxation of ...

Business Relief – Traps for the Unwary

Most business people know that for family businesses there are generous Inheritance Tax (IHT) reliefs, which generally operate to make assets used in ...

Buying from an Administrator – Take Care

With businesses becoming insolvent in large numbers, opportunities abound to acquire assets from their administrators. However, the low prices sought ...

Companies Act 2006 Overview and Company Information

The Companies Act 2006 became fully effective from October 1st 2009. It is the principal source of law relating to the conduct of companies ...

Companies Act Model Articles – Think First

Since the Companies Act 2006 came into effect, the incorporation of a company has been straightforward as the Act provides an easy to use set of ...

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