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A $100m US settlement may be of only passing interest to the UK auto industry, but parallels can be drawn with increasing levels of regulation in Europe.
The importance of companies being able to freely advertise their fees or discounts has again been highlighted by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
One way of seeking to manage cashflow in the construction supply chain is to use the right of set-off, and including a contractual set-off clause can provide significant benefits.
The season to be jolly is once more upon us, but employers should be mindful of the legal issues that can arise over the festive period.
Dealing with poor performers is often the area managers find most challenging. We set out below seven key steps managers should take.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2014.
In Sugar Hut Group v AJ Insurance, the High Court was asked to consider the business interruption losses arising out of a fire at the Sugar Hut club in Essex.
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is currently going through parliament.
In Richmond Pharmacology Ltd v Chester Overseas Ltd & Ors, the High Court was willing to imply authorisation of directors’ conflicts of interest.
On 12 December 2013, the OFT announced that a £380,000 settlement had been agreed in relation to a market sharing cartel involving two pharmaceutical suppliers.
As we head towards 2014, the finance market is becoming more optimistic and competitive.
Failing to proceed with due diligence: can this constitute a repudiatory breach of a building contract?
The Technology and Construction Court examined this issue in two cases and found in each case that it was not a repudiatory breach on the facts of the case.
The Technology and Construction Court has found that a letter could constitute a valid notice notifying a breach even if it did not expressly refer to the relevant contractual provisions.
Employers managing employees on sickness absence need to be careful of unquestioningly relying on occupational health assessments.
The Defamation Act 2013 comes into force on 1 January 2014. Shoosmiths provides details of the new regulations.
The government has acted on its plan to revoke site waste management plans in England, with effect from the 1 December 2013.
Remedies for breach of contract: Scottish courts will enforce payment and performance, not just damages
If one party to a contract threatens not to perform their obligations, the innocent party has different options depending on whether they are able to raise court proceedings north or south of the border.
The rules surrounding the calculation of holiday pay are notoriously complex and have resulted in a number of claims before the Employment Tribunal.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Charles Rae of Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2013.
This briefing contains a summary of the main tax points of interest with draft legislation enacting the proposed changes to be published on 10 December 2013.