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To clarify the key employment policies of each political party, Shoosmiths has summarised each of the parties’ positions below.
Three recent events have encouraged the Health and Safety Sentencing Council in its task…...
Including information on driving checks, fees for intervention and sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences.
Employers can question an applicant about their criminal record but this is subject to a fairly complex regime intended to protect certain individuals and enable them to be rehabilitated.
The appeal against the High Court’s ruling of JW Spear & Sons Ltd, Mattel Inc and Mattel UK Limited v Zynga Inc was decided recently – what does the decision mean for brand owners?
Landlord remedies for pursuing tenants for debts have been subject to major change over the last few years; what are the options now for debt recovery?
Landmark judgment clarifies the law on misuse of private information.
Changes have the potential to affect how developments moderate their impact through the use of Section 106 obligations.
This is the last of three articles discussing changes in the law applying to the termination of assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs).
The aim of the act is to stop people being deterred from participating in socially useful activities due to worries about liability (although one peer said its text ‘would barely muster a pass in GCSE legal studies’).
The unilateral actions of one landlord could spark a chain of events that determines the entire lease...
A quarter of all road traffic incidents involve people driving as part of their work, and taking work-related road risk seriously is a legal requirement.
Article includes practical points that may help insurers.
Under the Recast Brussels Regulation it is easier, quicker and cheaper to enforce EU judgments in England and Wales.
On 5 April the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issued new technical guidance for employers on changes to statutory adoption leave and pay.
Use of illegal substances and alcohol dependency can be an issue which employers need to deal with in the workplace. We consider the possible problems and how to avoid the pitfalls.
The extent to which the tenant of a commercial property requires to maintain and repair the premises will invariably be regulated by the terms of the written lease.
In our increasingly complex world information security and data misuse is under ever greater scrutiny. One cannot help but wonder if this spike in awareness is a sign of things to come.
In March significant increases in the cost of issuing proceedings for money claims came into force. It is likely that claims of mid- to high-value will be most affected.
Employers should review contracts, commission schemes and holiday pay processes to ensure they are compliant with the new requirements.