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On 12 December 2013, the OFT announced that a £380,000 settlement had been agreed in relation to a market sharing cartel involving two pharmaceutical suppliers.
As we head towards 2014, the finance market is becoming more optimistic and competitive.
Failing to proceed with due diligence: can this constitute a repudiatory breach of a building contract?
The Technology and Construction Court examined this issue in two cases and found in each case that it was not a repudiatory breach on the facts of the case.
The Technology and Construction Court has found that a letter could constitute a valid notice notifying a breach even if it did not expressly refer to the relevant contractual provisions.
Employers managing employees on sickness absence need to be careful of unquestioningly relying on occupational health assessments.
The Defamation Act 2013 comes into force on 1 January 2014. Shoosmiths provides details of the new regulations.
The government has acted on its plan to revoke site waste management plans in England, with effect from the 1 December 2013.
Remedies for breach of contract: Scottish courts will enforce payment and performance, not just damages
If one party to a contract threatens not to perform their obligations, the innocent party has different options depending on whether they are able to raise court proceedings north or south of the border.
The money raised will enable the children’s charity to employ two specialist workers to tackle child sexual exploitation.
Shoosmiths has hired Simon Edwards to its national commercial team, who has extensive commercial contracts expertise and specific experience in a number of sectors.
The rules surrounding the calculation of holiday pay are notoriously complex and have resulted in a number of claims before the Employment Tribunal.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Charles Rae of Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2013.
This briefing contains a summary of the main tax points of interest with draft legislation enacting the proposed changes to be published on 10 December 2013.
These days, it seems as if every passing week brings with it a new story in the press about the legal risks of engaging with social media.
Shoosmiths has appointed senior associate Neil Gosling.
It is important to know what changes have been made to the statutory regime for succession to a tenancy when a tenant dies.
Unlike the position in England, in Scotland there is virtually no statutory protection for a commercial tenant at the expiry of their lease.
The government has confirmed that it will introduce a new system of shared parental leave by April 2015.
The UK’s living wage recently increased by 20p to £7.65 an hour outside of London and by 25p to £8.80 per hour in London. This equates to a pay rise of more than £450 for Londoners working full time.
Shoosmiths’ Recoveries Services Group (RSG) has won Mortgage Finance Gazette’s Customer Service/Treating Customers Fairly award for the second year running.