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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.
Employers and their human-resources advisers face constant difficulties in trying to avoid potential pitfalls posed by current employment and discrimination law.
Two recent cases have considered the validity of post-acquisition covenants.
The European Commission has passed a number of directives relating to late payment, the latest of which is Directive 2011/7/EU.
The introduction of costs management rules will be important to litigants.
The government has announced changes to permitted development rights.
Businesses must be alive to cybersquatting.
The Treasury has announced that the Nil Rate Band of £325,000 — the current amount of an estate that can be inherited tax free — is to remain the same until 2019 and will not increase in line with inflation.
The UK government has been considering changes to family-friendly rights. In early February 2013, the proposals came one step closer to becoming reality with the introduction of the Children and Families Bill 2012/13.