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In our increasingly complex world information security and data misuse is under ever greater scrutiny. One cannot help but wonder if this spike in awareness is a sign of things to come.
In March significant increases in the cost of issuing proceedings for money claims came into force. It is likely that claims of mid- to high-value will be most affected.
Employers should review contracts, commission schemes and holiday pay processes to ensure they are compliant with the new requirements.
A party to a dispute must put itself in the best possible position to maximise costs recovery.
As the economy improves, increased competitor activity and team or individual moves are inevitable.
The private equity team at Shoosmiths has advised funds managed by Palatine Private Equity on the management buyout of Gusto Restaurants and Bars.
The recent IBM judgment provides a reminder to employers to stick to their core values or face potential claims that they have breached the implied duty of trust and confidence.
Shoosmiths’ Edinburgh team has capped recent successes with a win for the private client team at the Scottish Legal Awards 2014.
Shoosmiths’ Kath Livingston, who joined 36,000 others pounding the streets in the London Marathon on Sunday, ponders whether litigation is a marathon or a sprint.
The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a business tenant and decided that a periodic tenancy had not been created in the intervening period.
Careful drafting is usually required for restrictive covenants to be enforceable, although Prophet plc v Huggett provides the exception to the rule.
The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease.
Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.
The 6 April is a day for change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
Shoosmiths has advised the sellers on the £40m sale of digital marketing agency Realise to St Ives.
Landlords could be at risk of significant liability where tenants operate environmental permits on site.
The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills has announced that the Primary Authority Scheme will be extended to cover fire safety in England and Wales.
The HSE launched a 10-week consultation exercise on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 on 31 March 2014.
When things go wrong, it is important to be aware of the contracts and terms and conditions you have agreed in the past.
On 2 April 2014, the European Commission announced that it was fining the participants in a worldwide undersea cable cartel.