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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 ...

Buying a Business? Always Engage a Professional to Carry Out Due Diligence

December 7, 2020

Dispensing with professional advice and buying a business on nothing more secure than a handshake is a recipe for disaster. That was certainly so in ...

New National Minimum Wage Rates from April 2021

November 27, 2020

The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission as regards the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage ...

Commercial Articles

Company Name Rules

You cannot incorporate a company using any name you like. Some names are prohibited (for example, those which suggest a connection with the ...

Company Disclosure Rules – The Basics

The Companies (Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2008 set out the the requirements as to where and when company trading names, names of directors etc. ...

Company Formation Checklist

You may have come across advertisements which make forming a company sound very easy, but before you go ahead there are some serious issues to think ...

Compensation for Loss of Light

Following a recent case in which a dispute regarding a property owner’s right to light was unexpectedly dealt with by the granting of an ...

Consumer Protection Regulations

Businesses that deal with the public are reminded that legislation will come into effect soon to give consumers better protection under the law than ...

Consumer Rights Update

Businesses that deal with members of the public are reminded that the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which received the Royal Assent on 26 March, becomes ...

Contractors Are Your Responsibility

A handbook produced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) outlines the responsibilities of both the contractor and the client in situations ...

Dealing with Employee Absence

Employee absences can be both costly and disruptive. It is advisable to have systems in place to measure and analyse these costs so that you can ...

Disputes in the EU – Rules on Applicable Law

Where a dispute has a foreign element, one of the common problems is deciding under what jurisdiction legal action should be taken. This is avoided ...

Drug Policy – Recognising the Signs and What to Do

Substance abuse amongst staff can affect all areas of employment, whether it be a decrease in productivity, increased absenteeism or the increased ...

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