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Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.
Shoosmiths looks at the dangers of providing, or not providing, a reference and what employers can do if they receive an unsatisfactory reference.
Your questions answered: am I in breach of my inherited shared ownership lease by complying with the will?
Does the beneficiary of a shared ownership lease find themselves in breach if by acquiring the lease by will they inadvertently sublet the whole of the property in order to comply with the will?
The EAT has considered whether the employment tribunal rules also allowed the recovery of an in-house lawyer’s costs incurred during litigation in the employment tribunal.
The case of McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust called into question an employer’s right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal.
We are now starting to see more private companies looking to buy back shares as a means of managing share capital.
The government is consulting on a range of provisions in the EU Accounting Directive that could result in simpler accounting requirements for smaller companies.
When dealing with the recovery of money, this is a question that many try to avoid but have had to deal with, inevitably end up negotiating.
The Scottish government has announced the proposed tax rates for its land and buildings transaction tax.
Public procurement rules are changing across Europe, and the UK government has just published a first draft of the new regulations that it proposes will implement the changes.
The EAT has found that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed when he took time off to care for his pregnant partner. Katie Marsden looks at the reasons why.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated its guidance document ‘Health and Safety in Care Homes’.
The landscape of UK consumer rights law is undergoing its largest reform since 1979.
Don’t leave me this way? Plans to force IT suppliers to continue to provide services to insolvent customers
The Insolvency Service is undertaking a consultation exercise regarding a plan to ensure the continuity of supply of IT services to insolvent companies.
In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court gave the first judgment on the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.
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.