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The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the High Court to deprive a successful party of its costs on the grounds that it had not responded to an invitation to mediate.
The ability of a private limited company to purchase its own shares is an extremely useful tool.
The potential for employers to be exposed to disability discrimination claims arising from a failure to make reasonable adjustments for their disabled employees has been increased.
On 24 February 2014, deferred prosecution agreements legislation was finally brought into force in respect of a wide range of criminal conduct.
Pension schemes providing benefits on a salary-related or DB basis — including ‘final salary’ pension schemes — have been in the news for several years.
Mark Harper resigned after discovering a cleaner he employed for his flat did not have permission to work in the UK. How can employers avoid the same trap?
Shoosmiths considers exclusion clauses in sale-of-goods contracts in light of the recent Commercial Court decision of Glencore Energy Ltd v Cirrus Oil Services.
The Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) has given judgment on two appeal cases brought by companies contesting the level of fines each received.
The Court of Appeal has given judgment in the Gamestation case (Jervis v Pillar Denton and Others). It affects the way that rent is treated in an administration.
English courts have ruled that accepting an award from the FOS can be a bar to any further proceedings in England and Wales. Shoosmiths examines whether the same principles apply in Scotland.
Pre-contract enquiries can be time consuming and look cumbersome but replies to enquiries are an important source of information for a buyer.
A recent case highlights the potential ease for employee concerns in multiple emails about health and safety to amount to a protected disclosure under whistleblowing legislation.
As a general rule, positive obligations relating to land do not run with it — essentially they do not bind future owners of it.
Employer seeking to dismiss employees without notice for acts of gross misconduct should be mindful of recent case law in this area.
The recent downpour has resulted in the flooding of many businesses and employees are struggling to get into work. How can employers deal with these circumstances?
This article explores profit and loss allocations by partnerships, the special rules for AIFMs and the disposal of assets through partnerships that lead to a tax advantage.
Action on Smoking and Health estimates that 1.3 million people are currently using e-cigarettes in the UK. What stance should employers take to this growing phenomenon?
The Office of Fair Trading has announced that criminal proceedings have been started in its latest cartel offence investigation.
A new case in the court of session reminds lenders that a high degree of care is required where a wife is granting a security on account of her husband’s debts.
Shoosmiths partner and regulatory specialist Ron Reid answers questions on health and safety received from more than 1,200 viewers.