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As January is often seen as the time for instigating change, we thought it would be helpful to consider some possible New Year resolutions for those of you who have HR responsibilities.
Spousal maintenance is one of the most contentious issues between divorcing couples. It is, therefore, perhaps surprising that consideration of why the liability for spousal maintenance arises in the first place is rare.
The government has issued draft anti-avoidance legislation that overrides the current presumption that a member of an LLP is self-employed for tax purposes and is not an employee.
Subterranean excavations may be an increasingly popular method of extending a property, but such developments also carry potential pitfalls.
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 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state that the current copyright legislation appears to hinder the reasonable use of copyright protected works and is outdated in the digital age.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 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.
On the 5th of December, George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement to the Commons, with little Christmas cheer.
We previously reported on a number of key changes to litigation funding envisaged by Lord Justice Jackson in his Review of Civil Litigation Costs.
There is a widely held view that lawyers will do anything for money and nothing without it.
Employers and their Human Resources advisers face constant difficulties in trying to avoid potential pitfalls posed by current employment and discrimination law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The High Court has recently considered whether express warranties in a share purchase agreement could also amount to representations by the sellers.