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Use of illegal substances and alcohol dependency can be an issue which employers need to deal with in the workplace. We consider the possible problems and how to avoid the pitfalls.
The FCA’s new business plan reveals that financial crime is now one of its most important areas of focus.
Shoosmiths’ John McKendrick gave the keynote address at an anti-bribery event at the recent Peruvian Congress in Lima.
Yes: the court has held that although a person squatting in a residential building is committing a criminal offence this does not prevent him relying on his criminal act when applying to register title on the basis of adverse possession.
On 26 January 2015, two individuals entered pleas of not guilty to criminal cartel charges brought under the Enterprise Act 2002.
Will the new possession powers for ASB still allow orders against a tenant who is not the perpetrator?
When seeking a possession order due to antisocial behaviour, landlords rely on discretionary ground 2 Housing Act 1985 or ground 14 Housing Act 1988, depending on the type of landlord.
We want to obtain a closure order and then use the new absolute ground for possession under the ASBCPA 2014. Does the tenancy agreement have to state the new ground before we can do this?
The Sentencing Council has begun a consultation on proposed guidelines for health and safety offences and food safety and hygiene offences.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.
In May 2012, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (also known as LASPO) came into force.
Drug and alcohol testing in the workplace can be problematic for employers. The recent case of Kuehne+Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove considered the issue.
Shoosmiths looks at the legal implications of employees lying about their qualifications and how employers can guard against being misled.
Can the Community Trigger procedure be summarised under the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014?
Anti-social behaviour (ASB) is something that can affect a whole community — it should therefore involve community effort.
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they commence work.
Most businesses are now aware that all breaches of health and safety legislation are treated extremely seriously by the courts.
From 1 July, new ‘definitive guidelines’ will apply for the sentencing of various environmental offences in the courts, irrespective of when they were committed.
The Court of Appeal has ruled that business interruption and other consequential losses can now be recovered from the police after London riots.
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives social landlords new powers to obtain possession against tenants causing nuisance and/or anti-social behaviour.
On 2 April 2014, the European Commission announced that it was fining the participants in a worldwide undersea cable cartel.
On 1 April 2014 HMRC took over from the OFT as the regulator of residential and commercial estate agents for the purposes of anti-money laundering.