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Employers should be mindful of the potential pitfalls in relying too heavily on probationary periods.
Lauren Lee highlights the outcome of a court case that could benefit companies looking to serve legal proceedings on debtors living outside the UK.
Harvey v Dunbar Assets highlights the potential adverse consequences for lenders when guarantees are not fully or correctly executed.
On 21 April 2014, the government issued its response to the consultation on company filings launched in October last year.
The government has published a response to its paper on enhanced transparency of UK company ownership and increased trust in UK business.
Where the conditions are satisfied, the house builder can sell housing developments to RSLs that have progressed beyond the golden brick stage.
A briefing note entitled ‘Lending, debt collection and mental health: 10 steps for treating potentially vulnerable customers fairly’ was released on 30 April.
The government has decided to increase a number of the court fees payable from 22 April 2014.
This briefing explores the implications of ending a contract early.
Following the deportation by the Sri Lankan authorities of a British tourist because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm, Shoosmiths looks at the issue of tattoos in the workplace.
This briefing looks at some of the implications that the reforms are likely to have for SMEs.
A party to a dispute must put itself in the best possible position to maximise costs recovery.
As the economy improves, increased competitor activity and team or individual moves are inevitable.
The recent IBM judgment provides a reminder to employers to stick to their core values or face potential claims that they have breached the implied duty of trust and confidence.
Shoosmiths’ Kath Livingston, who joined 36,000 others pounding the streets in the London Marathon on Sunday, ponders whether litigation is a marathon or a sprint.
The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a business tenant and decided that a periodic tenancy had not been created in the intervening period.
Careful drafting is usually required for restrictive covenants to be enforceable, although Prophet plc v Huggett provides the exception to the rule.
The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease.
Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.
The 6 April is a day for change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.