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This briefing provides an explanation of how the new flexible working regime will work, along with some advice for employers on how to minimise the risks of litigation.
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.
On 19 March, there were some rather significant announcements affecting the tax and personal finance landscape.
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.
Supreme Court dismisses police appeal and refuses to allow secret evidence in application for production order against Sky News
R (on the application of British Sky Broadcasting Ltd) v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis involves conflicting areas of public interest.
Opinion that employee not disabled under Equality Act does not give employer defence for not making reasonable adjustments
Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled employees. However, this duty only arises where the employer knows the employee is suffering from a qualifying disability.
If you do not make a will, then you lose control over what happens to your estate following your death.
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.