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The aim of the act is to stop people being deterred from participating in socially useful activities due to worries about liability (although one peer said its text ‘would barely muster a pass in GCSE legal studies’).
The unilateral actions of one landlord could spark a chain of events that determines the entire lease...
A quarter of all road traffic incidents involve people driving as part of their work, and taking work-related road risk seriously is a legal requirement.
Article includes practical points that may help insurers.
Under the Recast Brussels Regulation it is easier, quicker and cheaper to enforce EU judgments in England and Wales.
On 5 April the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issued new technical guidance for employers on changes to statutory adoption leave and pay.
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 extent to which the tenant of a commercial property requires to maintain and repair the premises will invariably be regulated by the terms of the written lease.
In our increasingly complex world information security and data misuse is under ever greater scrutiny. One cannot help but wonder if this spike in awareness is a sign of things to come.
In March significant increases in the cost of issuing proceedings for money claims came into force. It is likely that claims of mid- to high-value will be most affected.
Employers should review contracts, commission schemes and holiday pay processes to ensure they are compliant with the new requirements.
Shoosmiths takes a look at the key changes in employment law in store from this April.
Developments in technology like the new Apple Watch mean social media use in the workplace is only likely to increase. Shoosmiths looks at how employers should deal with it.
On 10 January 2015, new EU rules on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters came into effect as a result of the Brussels Regulation (recast).
The FCA’s new business plan reveals that financial crime is now one of its most important areas of focus.
Charges and governance in pension schemes and particularly in workplace pension schemes have been the subject of debate and scrutiny in recent years.
The Pension Schemes Act 2015 amends the statutory rights to transfers from occupational pension schemes so that members will have a statutory right to a partial transfer value.
In the 2014 Budget it was announced that members with defined contribution pension savings would no longer be required to buy an annuity on retirement.
An association of estate and lettings agents, three of its members and a newspaper publisher, have agreed to pay penalties totalling more than £775,000 after they admitted breaching competition law.
Companies adopting the revised Statement of Principles must factor the principles into their decision-making process when considering the case for disapplying pre-emption rights.