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The Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Bill, which makes significant amendments to the intestacy rules, recently had its first reading in the House of Lords.
All UK employers will be required to auto-enrol eligible workers into a pension scheme and make mandatory contributions, in a process staged over several years.
Unfortunately, an increasing number of homeowners are finding that they are victims of property fraud.
In the case of Derek Hodd Limited v Climate Change Capital Limited the High Court delivered a judgment that may assist those who fall victim to the consequences of mistaken identity.
The High Court has recently delivered a judgment on the interpretation of a restriction on the transfer of shares contained in pre-emption provisions in a shareholders’ agreement.
In its Green Paper entitled ‘Preparing for a fully converged audio visual world’, the Commission gave its gloss on the famous FAPL judgment of the European Court of Justice.
Employers would be wise to stay alert to what can constitute ‘blowing the whistle’, particularly given the recent and upcoming changes in the law.
New planning rules for change come into effect — regime relaxed for change of use from office to residential
The relaxation of the requirement for planning permission for a change of use from office to residential is a new permitted development right.
Much has been written about the current shake-up to the litigation costs regime. However, another facet of the new costs rules will be equally, if not more, important to litigants.
A series of controversial and significant changes are shortly to be introduced which, depending on one’s viewpoint, may reduce access to justice for some, whilst increasing it for others.
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill going through Parliament will merge the OFT with the Competition Commission, creating the Competition and Markets Authority.
By Ian Bradshaw On 12 June 2013, the Supreme Court laid down a marker by unanimously allowing an appeal by Yasmin Prest and allowing her to get her hands on...
It will be interesting to see what effect the latest changes to the UK Takeover Code have on takeovers.
The High Court has handed down judgment in the long-running case of Interflora Inc v Marks & Spencer plc.
The impact of the ECHR on competition law has mostly been confined to procedural matters; however, it has had some impact on substantive law as well and this may be set to increase.
The explosion in new generic top-level domains is likely to create an increase in the potential for ‘cyber-squatting’.
The time has come to reform the complicated rights of both consumers and businesses when buying goods and services.
The Finance Bill 2013 received Royal Assent on 17 July 2013, triggering a number of private client measures to come into force.
Nigel Adams from Goodman Derrick acted for Lloyd and Carr in their successful defence in defamation action.