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Reform will bring UK into line with other jurisdictions in providing more flexibility in fund structures.
A recent case has held that a defence raised under the Equality Act 2010 (EA) is to be treated differently from, and is greater than, a defence raised under Article 8.
Google has announced a significant reorganisation and the creation of a new holding company named Alphabet Inc. In this update, Shoosmiths consider the reasons why companies may choose to do this.
Under current proposals, January 2016 will see a change in company law with the aim of increasing accountability through transparency of corporate ownership, structure and control.
A balance needs to be struck between improving transparency in the supply chain while ensuring that businesses take appropriate and proportionate action to tackle modern slavery.
Holiday and family leave: are employees entitled to take holiday even after a period of family leave?
Employees who take ‘family leave’ may not always given the opportunity to take accrued holiday when they return. But is this legal?
Order in (and out of) the house: what to do if an employee's behaviour damages your company's reputation
Hear, hear! Lord Sewel resigned following allegations involving drugs and prostitutes. But what if an employee in similar circumstances doesn’t resign – can you dismiss?
n Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd, Evening Standard Ltd, AOL (UK) Ltd, the high court considered the construction of ‘serious harm’ under section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 (the Act).
A fascinating insight into the relationship between the local government department and planning policy...
It is important to recognise the pitfalls as well as the benefits of tenancies at will or licences to occupy before deciding which to use.
What employers are legally required to offer.
More companies will have to keep a close eye on their supply chains.
A ‘landmark ruling’? No, the law relating to this matter has been around for years.
Why you should consider the Professional Arbitration on Court Terms scheme.
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.