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The crucial point about these proposed changes is that they will apply to all EMI options, not just those granted from the dates that the changes have effect.
Another case has challenged ‘well-established principles’ regarding companions, this time in the context of constructive dismissal.
The Health and Safety Executive is consulting on changes to legislation concerning the storage of petrol with the aim of simplifying and modernising it.
Social landlords continue to ask an age-old question: what to do with those left in occupation following the death of a tenant, or after a tenant parts with the whole of the property.
The European Commission has announced that it will be changing the advertising thresholds under the public procurement rules with effect from 1 January 2014.
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 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.
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.