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Employment rights for parents in a surrogacy arrangement are currently limited. Changes are, however, afoot from April.
A recent case has highlighted a number of points relevant to directors and their duties to the company.
From 1 January 2015, there will be a major change to the EU VAT rules which will affect businesses established in the EU and that supply digital services to end consumers located in other EU jurisdictions.
The Kay Review, commissioned by the government and published in July 2012, explored issues of short-termism in UK equity markets. The recent progress report sets out key developments.
The Dutch competition authority has fined three investment companies between €450,000 (£352,023) and €1.5m for their investee businesses’ involvement in a cartel in the flour industry.
Permanent health insurance can be offered to employees to cover the event that they become ill and unable to work.
A $100m US settlement may be of only passing interest to the UK auto industry, but parallels can be drawn with increasing levels of regulation in Europe.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
One way of seeking to manage cashflow in the construction supply chain is to use the right of set-off, and including a contractual set-off clause can provide significant benefits.
The season to be jolly is once more upon us, but employers should be mindful of the legal issues that can arise over the festive period.
Dealing with poor performers is often the area managers find most challenging. We set out below seven key steps managers should take.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2014.
In Sugar Hut Group v AJ Insurance, the High Court was asked to consider the business interruption losses arising out of a fire at the Sugar Hut club in Essex.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently going through parliament.
In Richmond Pharmacology Ltd v Chester Overseas Ltd & Ors, the High Court was willing to imply authorisation of directors’ conflicts of interest.
The Brussels I Regulation (Recast) comes into force on 10 January 2015 bringing with it the promise of significant improvements to the jurisdictional regime within the EU.
We want to obtain a closure order and then use the new absolute ground for possession under the ASBCPA 2014. Does the tenancy agreement have to state the new ground before we can do this?
Equal-pay claims are often viewed as the preserve of the public sector, but in light of the current class action against Asda this perception is being challenged.
Service of a formal notice to complete in a plot purchase should not be entered into lightly — there are cost implications and practical considerations.
Shoosmiths has offered 10 top tips for conducting a disciplinary investigation.