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Shoosmiths takes a look at the key changes in employment law in store from this April.
On 10 January 2015, new EU rules on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters came into effect as a result of the Brussels Regulation (recast).
The FCA’s new business plan reveals that financial crime is now one of its most important areas of focus.
Charges and governance in pension schemes and particularly in workplace pension schemes have been the subject of debate and scrutiny in recent years.
Important new obligations on landlords, with penalties for non-compliance.
Just in time for World Consumer Rights Day on 15 March, the final issue in relation to the Consumer Rights Bill has been agreed and it is now ready for Royal Assent.
The government has confirmed the measures it intends to take to tackle any attempts by employers to flout the forthcoming ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts.
The new Public Contracts Regulations 2015 are in force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
A new protocol for applications for consent to assign or sublet has been drafted to apply to commercial property in England and Wales.
New CDM rules come into force on 6 April 2015 and will have a major impact on consultant appointments, building contracts and the network of agreements behind consutruction documentation.
There has been concern for some years that a low EPC rating may prevent a commercial property in England and Wales from being let in the future.
On 5 February 2015, the government published the final form of the new Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
This article considers market trends that have developed over the last 12 months, as well as developments in law and regulation which will continue to impact lenders in the year ahead.
Why it is of paramount importance that businesses take care to use commercial agents that they know and trust.
Companies in the UK are being urged to ensure that they are fully prepared for the effect that new financial reporting standards will have on their year-end accounts.
Shoe retailer Office has become the latest retailer to have its knuckles wrapped by the Information Commissioner’s Office following a data protection breach.
On 1 April the FCA will acquire competition law enforcement powers in the financial services sector.
Black Friday and the Boxing Day sales have been and gone, and retailers could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief and pausing to take stock.
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.
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.