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If you supply goods or services to consumers, you should be aware of the significant changes brought about by the new consumer laws made on 13 June 2014.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the decision of the High Court relating to the refund of rents for a period after a break option has been exercised.
The ancient common law right of distress for rent has been replaced by a new statutory procedure known as commercial rent arrears recovery or CRAR.
A new Competition and Markets Authority: but no new dawn for the public competition law enforcement in the UK
With a certain amount of trumpeting, the new Competition and Markets Authority came into existence on 1 April — thus merging the OFT and the Competition Commission.
Fifteen per cent higher stamp duty rate for companies buying residential properties now kicks in at £500,000
The chancellor’s 2014 Budget, announced on 19 March 2014, set out a number of changes and extensions to the post-2012 stamp duty land tax regime.
The issue of piercing the corporate veil has recently come under the spotlight. However, the cases have sometimes been decided in a way that is not entirely consistent.
This point was dealt with in Svensson and others v Retriever Sverige AB by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 13 February 2014.
It is common for parties to commercial agreements to agree mechanisms for resolving breaches of their agreement without having to resort to legal proceedings.
Since 2012, the government has been conducting an audit of EU powers, with a view to seeking their repatriation to the UK in appropriate cases.
The introduction of compulsory pre-tribunal claim conciliation and forthcoming changes to the transfer of undertakings regulation
This year saw a raft of changes to employment law being introduced by the coalition government and 2014 will be no different.
In Société des Produits Nestlé SA v Cadbury UK Ltd, the Court of Appeal gave careful consideration to the application of Article 2 of the Trade Marks Directive 2008/95/EC.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published an information note entitled ‘High Streets — Beyond Retail’.
Unfair consumer practices incur a cost to the economy of around £3.3 billion a year and 60 per cent of the population has fallen victim to unscrupulous traders.
Whether you are an experienced hotelier or just starting out in the hotel industry, the process of buying a hotel can be a daunting prospect.
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.
Wide-ranging pension reforms were introduced by the Pensions Act 2008 and came into force on 30 June 2012.
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 importance of creating clarity of intentions during the negotiation process of any contract has been reiterated in a recent decision by the High Court.
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.