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An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer.
Damages recoverable from a tenant: the differences in England and Scotland.
Arcadia Group Ltd v Arcadia Group Pension Trust Ltd: RPI/CPI and the power to select an alternative index
This update looks at the issues in the case, and the considerations for schemes that may now have more flexibility to switch in the light of this decision.
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace can be problematic for employers. The recent case of Kuehne+Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove considered the issue.
Two recent cases illustrate the importance of employers making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees placed at risk of redundancy.
The FAPL has issued a warning to people posting unofficial videos of goals online, stating that these videos are in ‘breach of copyright’.
In a recent case, the court considered whether deeds intending to indemnify a factor’s losses under an invoice discounting agreement were an indemnity or a guarantee.
Mr J Linwood v British Broadcasting Corporation sends a clear reminder to employers to carefully manage the performance failures of their managers.
Shoosmiths’ Michael Hardiman suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.
Shoosmiths is boosting its north-west real-estate team by bringing two new senior associates as well as a solicitor into its Manchester office.
A landlord may be deterred from forfeiting the lease of a defaulting tenant because of the cost of business rates liability. What is the position where a lease has been disclaimed?
Gary Assim, head of the intellectual property and creative industries group at Shoosmiths, has warned of a raft of disputes following the rise of the ‘selfie’.
Wagenaar v Weekend Travel Ltd and Serradj highlights the importance of costs consideration for defendants in personal injury claims.
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal examined the relevant principles when a party seeks to challenge the report of an expert and re-affirmed previous decisions.
A developer can commit the offence of ‘knowingly permitting’ the deposit of waste by its contractor, despite having no knowledge that the deposit was in breach of an environmental permit.
The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
Intellectual property (IP) lawyers at Shoosmiths have contributed to a number of cases in a new book about landmark European decisions.
Shoosmiths has worked with longstanding client Scanlans Property Management to recover more than £4m of service charges and ground rent for its clients throughout the UK.
With NHS statistics suggesting obesity levels are increasing, a recent case has looked at whether obesity can amount to a disability and come within discrimination provisions.
Many landlords hold their properties personally. This means that income received on rental properties is charged at income tax rates of up to 45 per cent.