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Pre-contract enquiries can be time consuming and look cumbersome but replies to enquiries are an important source of information for a buyer.
A recent case highlights the potential ease for employee concerns in multiple emails about health and safety to amount to a protected disclosure under whistleblowing legislation.
As a general rule, positive obligations relating to land do not run with it — essentially they do not bind future owners of it.
Employer seeking to dismiss employees without notice for acts of gross misconduct should be mindful of recent case law in this area.
The recent downpour has resulted in the flooding of many businesses and employees are struggling to get into work. How can employers deal with these circumstances?
This article explores profit and loss allocations by partnerships, the special rules for AIFMs and the disposal of assets through partnerships that lead to a tax advantage.
Action on Smoking and Health estimates that 1.3 million people are currently using e-cigarettes in the UK. What stance should employers take to this growing phenomenon?
The Office of Fair Trading has announced that criminal proceedings have been started in its latest cartel offence investigation.
A new case in the court of session reminds lenders that a high degree of care is required where a wife is granting a security on account of her husband’s debts.
Shoosmiths partner and regulatory specialist Ron Reid answers questions on health and safety received from more than 1,200 viewers.
There are two types of s21 notice and it is important that the correct one is issued to the tenant.
The European Commission has fined four producers of flexible polyurethane foam products a total of €114m for their participation in a cartel.
Following Zoopla’s decision to end its sponsorship of WBA, Shoosmiths explores how sponsors can protect themselves against the bad behaviour of their athletes.
From 14 January 2014, reports made by coroners to help prevent future deaths will be routinely published online.
The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has handed down judgment on two appeal cases brought by companies contesting the level of fines each received.
The public procurement rules are changing, and the government is keen to implement these changes as soon as it can.
Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 is seen by many as the biggest change to the law on employers’ liability for 20 years.
On 10 January 2014, the amendments to the TUPE regulations were laid before parliament. The amendments may well provide new areas for debate.
Last month, the Guernsey court approved a scheme of arrangement that saw the creation of a brand-new Channel Islands stock exchange.
Nicolas Anelka’s recent alleged anti-Semitic gesture has had significant consequences for his club. What can you do if an employee’s actions cause damage to your business?