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There has been a recent trend towards lock-up agreements being waived by the bank in whose favour they are given before the stated expiry date. The ABI has expressed concerns about the recent increased frequency of such waivers.
It’s been a great few weeks for tech manufacturer GoPro. The tech manufacturer held its IPO on 26 June 2014 and priced its shares at $24.
A recent High Court case has considered the possible ways of interpreting the words ‘the purpose’ in a contract between a seller and a buyer of a business.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill appears to be consistent with the government’s objective of removing red tape and improving transparency.
While an enshrined position in continental Europe, the general position under English law is that there is no obligation to negotiate in good faith as part of a transaction.
According to a YouGov report, 65 per cent of companies currently allow employees to bring their own devices to work, but only a quarter have a a formal policy in place.
Nowadays financial services businesses really need a law firm that truly understands the interrelationship between technology, regulation and the financial sector.
The suggestion of a mandatory register of the beneficial share ownership of companies could have considerable impact on the structuring of transactions.
The proposed legislative programme put forward in the Queen’s Speech contained some thought-provoking news for employers.
What are the implications of the Heartbleed virus for organisations?
In two cases, the ECJ considered that commissioning mothers who receive a child via surrogacy were not entitled to maternity leave under the Pregnant Workers Directive.
In Peacock Stores v Peregrine, the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that three employees were contractually entitled to enhanced redundancy payments.
In Crime Reduction Initiatives v Lawrence [UKEAT/0319/13], Ms Lawrence went on sick leave with depression in April 2011.
Covert recordings by an employee of her hearing and the private deliberations of the panels were admissible as evidence in her claim for sexual harassment.
Employers can no longer reclaim statutory sick pay (SSP) from HMRC where the total SSP paid in that month exceeded 13 per cent of their Class 1 NICs for that month.
On 3 April 2014, a clear majority of the European Parliament voted in favour of measures aimed at guaranteeing the openness of the internet.
The control and security of electronic data has been a continual issue in technology related transactions for some time.
Cloud-based document storage services have rapidly risen in number and popularity since the early days of DropBox in 2007.
The EAT has held that the removal of a police dog from its pregnant handler during her maternity leave constituted direct discrimination.
The Court of Appeal has confirmed the principle that an employer will not always be vicariously liable for the actions of its employees.