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Goodman Derrick looks back at its achievements over the past year.
The High Court has recently considered whether express warranties in a share purchase agreement could also amount to representations by the sellers.
Businesses can engage people to work for them on many different terms. They may have full-time, part-time or fixed-term employees, workers or self-employed individuals.
2012 has been a very busy year in employment law, with significant changes to the law surrounding pensions, sick leave and paid holiday and the minimum wage.
Goodman Derrick LLP has acted for clients in the hotel and leisure industry for many years and the Employment Department recognises that this sector is heavily reliant on its staff.
Section 994 of the Companies Act 2006 gives the shareholders of a company the right to issue proceedings against that company where they feel that the company has been or is being conducted in a manner that is unfairly prejudicial to the shareholders.
Coming reforms intend to ‘strengthen the hand of shareholders to challenge excessive pay’ and include the introduction of a binding vote on a company’s future pay policy.
Most people will know that they are entitled to give £3,000 in any one year (or £6,000 if they have not made a gift in the previous year) without there being any inheritance tax implications.
Employers and their Human Resources advisers face constant difficulties in trying to avoid potential pitfalls posed by current employment and discrimination law.
There is a widely held view that lawyers will do anything for money and nothing without it.
We previously reported on a number of key changes to litigation funding envisaged by Lord Justice Jackson in his Review of Civil Litigation Costs.
On the 5th of December, George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to the Commons, with little Christmas cheer.
The first act of a dictator seeking to crush dissent, perhaps before even abolishing the free press and blocking the internet, would be to control lawyers.
The Government state that the current copyright legislation appears to hinder the reasonable use of copyright protected works and is outdated in the digital age.
The word “enfranchisement” is used in many contexts. Generally, it refers either to the acquisition of a freehold or an extension to the term of a long lease.
The publication last month of the draft clauses to be included in the Finance Bill 2013 due to come into force this April confirmed the measures proposed for the taxation of high value residential property in the 2012 Budget.
The IPO has produced an impact assessment that will lead to the repeal of Section 52 of the Copyright and Designs Act and Patent Act of 1988.
The government has published its final response to the Copyright Consultation.
Goodman Derrick sets out some useful reminders on how to deal with sickness absence.
In recent years, there has been an increasing acceptance that if break clause conditions are too broad, it makes the break in any real sense unworkable, or at least easily open to challenge.