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The Supreme Court has held that a claimant’s right to recover a conditional fee agreement success fee and after the event insurance from an unsuccessful defendant is not contrary to the ECHR.
The existing Living Wage is already higher than the National Living Wage. What’s going on?
More ‘overseas’ employees are claiming UK employment rights.
Retailers must look at the way they price their products and advertise discounts.
With concrete proposals for amendments to European copyright law not due until this autumn, now is a good time to take stock.
One in five gay people have been bullied by colleagues because of their sexual orientation.
One of the main tax advantages for a buyer has been removed.
Large organisations are required to comply with a new energy audit requirement by December 2015.
Competition and Markets Authority consults on energy market reforms.
Annual statement of supply chain ’transparency’ required.
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They are a relic from the past but investors and developers may come across rentcharges affecting their properties. What should you think about if a rentcharge has appeared on your title report?
If retailers are told they can open for longer, what issues might they face? The obvious problem is localism, says Shoosmiths…...
Expert lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths comment on these plans and proposals:...
Case highlights the importance of intercreditor agreements.
The European Commission has announced that it had used its fast-track settlement procedures to investigate and impose fines in respect of a parking heater cartel.
A developer can commit the offence of ‘knowingly permitting’ the deposit of waste by its contractor, despite having no knowledge that the deposit was in breach of an environmental permit.
The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.
Employers have a duty to prevent illegal working and are obliged to carry out prescribed document checks on individuals before they commence work.
Most businesses are now aware that all breaches of health and safety legislation are treated extremely seriously by the courts.