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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.
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.
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.
The benefits of settling disputes out of court are clear, most of all in terms of the time and costs saved by not taking the dispute to trial.
The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court ruling that M&S had infringed Interflora’s trademark rights in its name by purchasing and using it as a Google Ad-Word.
The Richemont Group has secured a landmark website blocking order against the five main retail internet service providers in the UK.
What about other payments in addition to basic pay, such as overtime?
The song ‘Heartbroken’ by T2 was released in 2007 featuring vocal recordings from Jodie Henderson, through the record company All Around the World Recordings.
On a transfer of part of a site, complications can arise if the rights that are to benefit the land sold are not adequately addressed.
The debate over tattoos in the workplace has raged on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant.
Shoosmiths looks at the dangers of providing, or not providing, a reference and what employers can do if they receive an unsatisfactory reference.
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.
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 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.
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.
Last month, a US court found that a hit song performed and co-written by Shakira was in fact copied from an earlier work.
An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer.