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Maker of 'Shapewear' Jeans Blocks 'Rip-Off' Product from the Market

March 3, 2021

There is nothing more galling than witnessing competitors profiting at your expense by ripping off your original ideas and designs. As a High Court ...

Whistleblowing - Not Every Disclosure Deserves Protection

February 18, 2021

In order to qualify for legal protection, whistleblowers must genuinely believe that the disclosures they make to their employers are justified and ...

Live Boxing Events Organiser Granted 'Dynamic' Internet Blocking Order

February 15, 2021

Organisers of sporting and other events who derive much of their income from pay-per-view or subscription live streaming are fighting a constant war ...

Commercial Tenant Pays Price for Leaving Site Contaminated by Asbestos

February 10, 2021

Most commercial leases require tenants to leave premises in a decent state of repair on their departure and failing to comply with such an obligation ...

Whether Contracting with Friend or Foe, Legal Formality Always Matters

February 2, 2021

Even experienced businesspeople are all too often tempted to dispense with legal formality and do oral deals with those they know and trust. As a ...

The Law Cracks Down on £35 Million 'Mafia-type' VAT/Duty Evasion Fraud

January 22, 2021

The immense profits that can be made from the fraudulent evasion of VAT and import duties makes it an attractive proposition for organised criminals. ...

High Court Ruling Underlines the Benefits of English Arbitration Clauses

January 12, 2021

As a guideline High Court decision emphasised, the greatest advantage of including English arbitration clauses in commercial contracts is that they ...

Advent of Artificial Intelligence Poses Fundamental Questions in Patents Case

January 4, 2021

Is the capacity to invent an exclusively human quality? Or has the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) rendered that proposition obsolete? Those ...

ET Recognises Stoicism as a Protected Philosophical Belief

December 18, 2020

Stoicism is a 2,300-year-old system of ethics which guided the steps of such giants of classical history as Seneca and the emperor Marcus Aurelius. ...

Mormon Church Wrests Control of 'Confusing' Domain Name

December 15, 2020

If attracting internet traffic is important to you, obtaining professional advice is crucial to maintaining the distinctive character of your ...

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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