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HS2 Compulsory Land Acquisition - Court of Appeal Cautionary Tale

March 23, 2020

If you receive notice that your commercial property is to be compulsorily purchased to make way for a public infrastructure project, the only wise ...

Commercial Landlords Not Liable for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Outbreak

March 10, 2020

Do landlords of commercial premises continue to be occupiers of the premises, thus owing a duty of care to tenants' visitors? In a guideline case ...

Worker Replaced Whilst On Sick Leave Wins Substantial Compensation

March 5, 2020

Managing a sick employee's return to work can be tricky and employers who fail to act fairly risk serious financial and reputational consequences. In ...

Directors Must Subsume Their Interests to Those of the Company

February 28, 2020

Directors are obliged to put their own interests to one side in making decisions for the benefit of the companies they serve. The Court of Appeal ...

Forfeiture of Commercial Leases - Court of Appeal Test Case

February 26, 2020

Commercial tenants whose rights are trampled upon by their landlords are far from powerless and should seek legal advice right away. A shopkeeper who ...

Civil Service Termination Payments 'Age Discriminatory'

February 21, 2020

Workplace practices that result in employees being treated less favourably because of their age may be justified if they are a proportionate means of ...

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 ...

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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