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Facing Forfeiture of Your Commercial Lease? Consult a Lawyer Without Delay

November 23, 2020

If you are a commercial tenant and your landlord is for any reason threatening to forfeit your lease, it is crucial that you take legal advice ...

Sacked Marketing Director's Re-Engagement 'Impracticable', EAT Rules

November 13, 2020

An award of compensation is the most common remedy granted in cases of unfair dismissal, but Employment Tribunals (ETs) also have the power to order ...

Judge Breaks Up Environmental Protest Camp to Enable Tree to Be Felled

November 10, 2020

The powerful voice of environmental campaigners would be a mere whimper were it not for their human rights to congregate and peacefully protest. ...

What Is the Difference Between a Car and a Van? Income Tax Test Case

November 2, 2020

What is the difference between a car and a van? The Court of Appeal's definitive answer to that question has very significant tax implications for ...

Can Dismissal Without Any Disciplinary Process Ever Be Fair?

October 28, 2020

Can a dismissal ever be fair if formal disciplinary procedures are dispensed with? A tribunal addressed that issue in the case of a senior railway ...

Architect Who Left the Door Open Not Liable for Catastrophic Cinema Blaze

October 22, 2020

The first step in proving negligence is to establish the existence of a duty of care. A High Court case in which a firm of architects was cleared of ...

Which Nation's Laws Apply to International Flights - High Court Guidance

October 14, 2020

As international airline passengers lounge comfortably in their seats, the last thing on their minds may be the legal system that applies to the ...

Privacy v Public Justice - Transgender Claimant Wins Anonymity Order

October 11, 2020

It is a fundamental feature of any free society that justice must be done in public, but how does that principle sit with the right of individuals ...

Boss's Ignorant Response to Employee's Progressive Condition Proves Costly

October 1, 2020

Employers who fail to provide support and understanding to sick workers can expect to pay a high price, both in financial and reputational terms. An ...

Cakes v Confectionery - Tribunal Laments Confused State of VAT Rules

September 29, 2020

In ruling that vegan sweet treats targeted at health food shops should be subject to VAT at the standard rate, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) lamented ...

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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