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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.
A seven-year battle between Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores looks set to be nearing an end after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Karen Millen.
Paul Scott looks at how the courts have treated the doctrine of ‘good faith’ in recent cases and how the current state of the law might be relevant to construction contracts.
The High Court recently examined principles relevant to the permissibility of using hindsight to value a company for the purposes of a warranty claim.
In the case of Hammersmith & Fulham v Monk, the defendant had been one of two joint tenants.
The EAT has held that secret recordings of private deliberations made in the course of grievance and disciplinary proceedings can be used as evidence in a tribunal.
Expert determination is an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution but what exactly does it involve and what are the potential pitfalls?
Jet2 is set to appeal a Court of Appeal decision as to whether ‘technical problems affecting the operation of an aircraft’ is an extraordinary circumstance.
Is a contractor obliged to charge an objectively reasonable rate or price where no rate or price is specified in a building contract?
Two recent cases have rekindled the debate about when time spent at work but sleeping counts as working time for the purposes of the rules on National Minimum Wage.
The Saucy Fish Co has secured a UK High Court agreed interim injunction against German supermarket chain Aldi, requiring it to stop selling copycat products.
Well-known chain store John Lewis has been ordered to pay damages to an individual who received marketing emails without having consented to receiving them.
For an easement to be abandoned, the person with the right must show a fixed intention that they will never assert the right to the easement at any time in the future.
The long-awaited decision of the CJEU in British Gas v Lock confirms that commission must be included when calculating holiday pay.
The Court of Appeal has held that the owner of a building plot should be granted an implied easement by common intention to lay mains utilities in the seller’s adjoining land.