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The first week of each New Year sees the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) roll into Las Vegas, providing an annual glimpse into the future of consumer technology.
A new protocol for applications for consent to assign or sublet has been drafted to apply to commercial property in England and Wales.
On 4 December 2014 the Law Commission published its final report setting out its recommendations to reform the law concerning rights to light.
Most people will welcome a reform of the court system that will facilitate a more efficient and cost-effective approach to access to justice, but can such a system actually be delivered?
New CDM rules come into force on 6 April 2015 and will have a major impact on consultant appointments, building contracts and the network of agreements behind consutruction documentation.
The European Commission has launched an investigation into UK plans to give financial support to coal-fired Lynemouth power plant’s conversion to biomass.
There has been concern for some years that a low EPC rating may prevent a commercial property in England and Wales from being let in the future.
New limits for awards for compensation for unfair dismissal, and statutory redundancy pay, will apply where the dismissal takes place on or after 6 April 2015.
If a landlord grants a licence allowing its tenant to assign its lease, but a deed of assignment is never completed, what is the status of the proposed assignee if it goes into occupation?
While the judgment of the ECJ is still needed in the ‘Woolworths’ case’, Shoosmiths look at what might be in store for employers as a result of the AG’s opinion.
New rates for statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay will come into effect on 5 and 6 April 2015.
The government has announced measures intended to give further protection from demolition and development to those public houses which are considered to be of most value to local communities.
The government has published a response to its consultation on improvements to the planning application process...
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.