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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.
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they commence work.
Intellectual property (IP) lawyers at Shoosmiths have contributed to a number of cases in a new book about landmark European decisions.
Shoosmiths has acted for KBC Advanced Technologies in a multi-million-pound acquisition. KBC has purchased FEESA for a value of £11.2m.
Most businesses are now aware that all breaches of health and safety legislation are treated extremely seriously by the courts.
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.
Shoosmiths has grown its real-estate team in Birmingham with the appointment of senior associate Brian Hession.
A real-estate lawyer at Shoosmiths has completed the second edition of the successful and popular industry handbook Property Development: A Practical Guide.
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.
Shoosmiths’ Adam Dowdney has advised the shareholders of Softbox Systems on the strategic majority investment by US private equity firm Great Point Partners.
Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.
Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European court decisions hitting the headlines.
Shoosmiths has bolstered its intellectual property offering with the hire of Olly Leyden, who was previously in house at NBC-Universal.
Shoosmiths partner Laura Harper has been recognised as a top female business leader in Manchester by winning the Business Support Award.
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.
Shoosmiths has helped long-standing client Regus launch its 300th location in the UK — at The Balance in Sheffield.
Shoosmiths has advised SAL and REC shareholders on their sale to Concept Life Sciences.
Shoosmiths, in conjunction with Ryder Marsh, recently hosted a health and safety event in collaboration with a top US institution.
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.