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Construction Industry VAT Changes AheadSeptember 1, 2019

Businesses in the construction industry are reminded that on 1 October 2019 the new VAT domestic reverse charge will come into force. This is being...

Similar Product Names Do Not Always Lead to a Likelihood of ConfusionAugust 18, 2019

Rival products sometimes bear similar names but, when considering whether or not that is likely to cause confusion, judges place themselves in the shoes of...

Missed Deadlines Mean Missed OpportunitiesJuly 8, 2019

Gerry Rafferty famously claimed that 'if you get it wrong, you'll get it right next time', but a recent construction dispute shows that this is...

Pension Trustees Owe No Duty of Care to EmployerJuly 2, 2019

Many directors of companies are also trustees of the company pension scheme. Sometimes, their duties as a director and as a scheme trustee can be...

Possession Granted When Tenant Claims Argument is Over Same FactsJune 20, 2019

It is very common for tenants who run up rent arrears to effectively be given a second chance by the courts when facing an application...

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 Government or...

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. need to...

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...

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 injunction...

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 they...