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Following the deportation by the Sri Lankan authorities of a British tourist because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm, Shoosmiths looks at the issue of tattoos in the workplace.
This briefing looks at some of the implications that the reforms are likely to have for SMEs.
A party to a dispute must put itself in the best possible position to maximise costs recovery.
As the economy improves, increased competitor activity and team or individual moves are inevitable.
The recent IBM judgment provides a reminder to employers to stick to their core values or face potential claims that they have breached the implied duty of trust and confidence.
Shoosmiths’ Kath Livingston, who joined 36,000 others pounding the streets in the London Marathon on Sunday, ponders whether litigation is a marathon or a sprint.
The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a business tenant and decided that a periodic tenancy had not been created in the intervening period.
Careful drafting is usually required for restrictive covenants to be enforceable, although Prophet plc v Huggett provides the exception to the rule.
The Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease.
Two high-profile cases have provided further guidance for parties who wish to rely on or challenge contractual ‘liquidated damages’ clauses.
The 6 April is a day for change for employers because it is one of the government’s two annual ‘common commencement dates’.
Landlords could be at risk of significant liability where tenants operate environmental permits on site.
The Department of Business, Innovation & Skills has announced that the Primary Authority Scheme will be extended to cover fire safety in England and Wales.
The HSE launched a 10-week consultation exercise on proposals to replace the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 on 31 March 2014.
When things go wrong, it is important to be aware of the contracts and terms and conditions you have agreed in the past.
On 2 April 2014, the European Commission announced that it was fining the participants in a worldwide undersea cable cartel.
On 1 April 2014 HMRC took over from the OFT as the regulator of residential and commercial estate agents for the purposes of anti-money laundering.
In this video from Shoosmiths, staff talk about their experiences of the law firm and how it is helping them reach their career goals.
This briefing looks at the changes to the circumstances in which bids can be negotiated and suggest some helpful tips for making bid negotiations work.
The EAT has confirmed that where an employer consistently makes enhanced redundancy payments, such action could give rise to an implied contractual entitlement.