Commercial Latest News

Can Wild Animals Ever Be Owned By Anyone? Novel High Court RulingNovember 13, 2019

It may seem obvious that no one can own a wild animal. However, in a novel case of interest to property professionals – and anglers...

Legal Landscape is Complex When Tenants Seek to Buy Freehold of FlatsNovember 8, 2019

Flat tenants in certain circumstances have the right to band together and acquire the freehold of the blocks in which they live. However, as a...

Employers Cannot Be Forced to Re-Engage Unfairly Dismissed WorkersOctober 31, 2019

Can Employment Tribunals (ETs) or the courts force employers to re-engage employees who have been unfairly dismissed? In a ground-breaking decision, the Court of Appeal...

A Contract Is What it SaysOctober 28, 2019

When you enter into a contract, you are agreeing to be bound by what it says, not by what you think it means. Only rarely,...

High Court Overturns Planning Decision for Bungalows DevelopmentOctober 24, 2019

It may come as a surprise to many that local authorities are under no statutory obligation to give reasons for their planning decisions. However, as...

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...

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...

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...

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 website. The FSCS protects the deposits...

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...