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Health and safety in the workplace involves two different branches of the law, civil and criminal, as well as both corporate and personal responsibility.
Selling a hotel company is no small project, whatever the size of the hotel.
Unfortunately an increasing number of owners of high-value properties are finding that they are victims of property fraud.
The current controversy over the issue of zero-hours contracts is focused on the fact that they leave workers with little stability or security.
The DPA defines direct marketing as ‘the communication [by whatever means] of any advertising or marketing material that is directed to particular individuals’.
Wide-ranging pension reforms were introduced by the Pensions Act 2008 and came into force on 30 June 2012.
Earlier this year, the government announced that it would drastically reform care funding to remove the uncertainty and fear caused by unlimited care costs.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed for the first time that a joint venture arrangement can give rise to an implied fiduciary duty owed by the director of one joint venture partner to another partner.
The OFT has carried out a study into the quick house sales sector and the alleged unfair practices of some of the businesses involved.
The importance of creating clarity of intentions during the negotiation process of any contract has been reiterated in a recent decision by the High Court.
It is hoped that the implementation of a clear system of funding will allow individuals to seek local authority services earlier.
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.