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Directors take care: new guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors
We now have recent guidelines to help interpret two of the Companies Act statutory duties of directors.
A purchaser who obtains part of a propertyt hat has the benefit of a right of way must assume the burden of contribution to that right of way.
Shoosmiths has hired Kenny Scott, who has expertise and specific experience of advising clients in a number of sectors.
The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the High Court to deprive a successful party of its costs on the grounds that it had not responded to an invitation to mediate.
The potential for employers to be exposed to disability discrimination claims arising from a failure to make reasonable adjustments for their disabled employees has been increased.
Shoosmiths considers exclusion clauses in sale-of-goods contracts in light of the recent Commercial Court decision of Glencore Energy Ltd v Cirrus Oil Services.
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in the Gamestation case (Jervis v Pillar Denton and Others). It affects the way that rent is treated in an administration.
English courts have ruled that accepting an award from the FOS can be a bar to any further proceedings in England and Wales. Shoosmiths examines whether the same principles apply in Scotland.
A recent case highlights the potential ease for employee concerns in multiple emails about health and safety to amount to a protected disclosure under whistleblowing legislation.
As a general rule, positive obligations relating to land do not run with it — essentially they do not bind future owners of it.
Employer seeking to dismiss employees without notice for acts of gross misconduct should be mindful of recent case law in this area.
A new case in the court of session reminds lenders that a high degree of care is required where a wife is granting a security on account of her husband’s debts.
Shoosmiths partner and regulatory specialist Ron Reid answers questions on health and safety received from more than 1,200 viewers.
Shoosmiths provides legal advice to One Stop on its move into franchising.
Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 is seen by many as the biggest change to the law on employers’ liability for 20 years.
Choosing and including the correct type of jurisdiction clause in a contract is important.
The Court of Session has confirmed that the expiry of fixed-term contracts does not trigger the requirement to collectively consult with appropriate representatives.
Employers wanting to avoid or manage industrial action would do well to consider the following points.
In the recent case of BS v Dundee City Council, clarification has been given on the correct test employers should apply to long-term health dismissals.
Another case has challenged ‘well-established principles’ regarding companions, this time in the context of constructive dismissal.