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From 1 October 2013, changes have been made to two pieces of health and safety legislation in an attempt to help businesses comply with the law.
Immigration into the UK continues to be a hot topic, with the government wanting to reduce net immigration.
There are dozens of deaths and more than 40,000 injuries each year related to the use of machines.
Much has been made of the Jackson Reforms to the Civil Procedure Rules and the new approach to litigation to be expected from the courts.
The National Crime Agency has made a commitment to work closely with businesses in its fight against white-collar crime and cyber attacks.
In September 2013, the Ministry of Justice issued its consultation paper ‘Judicial Review — Proposals for Further Reform’.
Where a property has been sublet, the parties to the headlease must be cautious about any determination of it.
The Ministry of Justice has been fined £140,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for a serious breach of the Seventh Data Protection Principle.
The OFT is keen to understand how reform has affected the competitive landscape of the higher-education sector.
At CONTEC, part of the Frankfurt Book Fair, publishing and digital media specialist Laurence Kaye from Shoosmiths highlighted problems concerning the resale of digital content.
The final pieces of the government’s jigsaw of reforms on directors’ pay have been slotted into place.
In the latest round of the government’s Red Tape Challenge, company filing requirements have been put under the spotlight.
Ownership and control of UK companies is under review following the government’s commitment to enhance transparency and increase trust in UK business.
The vexed issues of holiday entitlement and holiday pay under the Working Time Regulations 1998 continue to keep tribunals busy.
'Proceed with due diligence': what does it mean in construction contracts and development agreements?
The Technology and Construction Court examined this issue in a recent case and found that the contractor was in breach of the obligation.
In a 2013–14 Top Companies for Graduates to Work For list, compiled by TheJobCrowd.com, Shoosmiths scored 4.3 out of a maximum of 5.
Shoosmiths has appointed Linda Williams, a former senior associate of Osborne Clarke’s banking and finance group, to its banking team.
It has been announced that from April 2014 employment tribunals will have the power to order losing employers to pay a financial penalty on top of any financial award made to the claimant.
The introduction of the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery system will abolish landlords’ ability to exercise distress.
When a tenant has fallen into arrears of monies due under a lease, its landlord needs to navigate through the complexities of the law to ascertain whether forfeiture is available as a remedy.