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Shoosmiths considers the legal framework for employers to help them avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of an older workforce.
The European Parliament has set up a special committee to examine whether member states broke EU rules by offering tax breaks to large multinational companies.
The government introduced draft legislation in January 2015 to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement.
The government has introduced legislation to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement. In other words, no more takeover cancellation schemes.
The Groceries Code Adjudicator has announced that she is to investigate Tesco for its conduct under the Groceries Supply code, after reports of accounting irregularities.
Workers who are unable to take holiday are entitled to carry over that untaken holiday into the next holiday year. A recent case has explored how this legal principle might be extended further.
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.
It has been a busy start to the year for the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) merger control teams, with the CMA identifying possible concerns arising from no less than four deals in January.
The European Commission has given state aid approval to a UK scheme designed to make sure that owners of properties at risk of flooding can obtain affordable insurance.
Buyer beware! Business purchases present numerous traps for the unwary particularly in terms of the employment liabilities that may be transferred.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently confirmed that obesity can be a disability. Shoosmiths considers the practical implications of this decision for employers.
The SRA’s new training regime for all aspirant and qualified solicitors is expected to come into force from November 2016.
On 26 January 2015, two individuals entered pleas of not guilty to criminal cartel charges brought under the Enterprise Act 2002.
The CJEU has handed down a ruling that may significantly affect owners of databases of information who wish to restrict how their data is used and those who make use of such databases.
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.
In 2013 global pop sensation Rihanna took legal action against the retail giant and its parent company Arcadia for using an image of her on a T-shirt and succeeded in the High Court with her claim of passing-off.
In the past five years planning promotion agreements – also known as land promotion agreements – have become popular with both landowners and developers as an alternative to option agreements.
The Companies Act provisions governing the length of notice shareholders are entitled to prior to annual general meetings (AGMs) and general meetings can prove tricky to interpret.