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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.
With NHS statistics suggesting obesity levels are increasing, a recent case has looked at whether obesity can amount to a disability and come within discrimination provisions.
Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.
Calculating holiday pay is proving to be a hot topic at the moment, with recent employment tribunal and European court decisions hitting the headlines.
Many landlords hold their properties personally. This means that income received on rental properties is charged at income tax rates of up to 45 per cent.
A seven-year battle between Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores looks set to be nearing an end after the European Court of Justice ruled in favour of Karen Millen.
The new Intellectual Property Act 2014 — guidance for inventors, innovation businesses and patent owners
The Intellectual Property Act 2014 received royal assent on 14 May 2014. The act will come into force between October 2014 and the end of 2015.
Paul Scott looks at how the courts have treated the doctrine of ‘good faith’ in recent cases and how the current state of the law might be relevant to construction contracts.
Under the provisions of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, the government was required to conduct a review of survivors’ benefits in occupational pension schemes.
The High Court recently examined principles relevant to the permissibility of using hindsight to value a company for the purposes of a warranty claim.
The government has unveiled the detail of proposed new legislation that will require companies to keep a new register of persons with significant control.
In the case of Hammersmith & Fulham v Monk, the defendant had been one of two joint tenants.
If product design, 3D printing, fashion design, furniture or jewellery design are relevant to your business, then these changes will be relevant to you.
The case involved two groups (the Nortel group and the Lehman group) each of which contained occupational pension schemes with substantial funding deficits.
Not for the first time the fashion industry is under fire for its recruitment policies. Could requiring staff to have a certain ‘look’ be the next form of discrimination?
When disputes escalate to court proceedings, it is not uncommon for the Statements of Case to contain pointed allegations of misconduct or impropriety.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change is currently consulting on proposals for a new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.