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The doctrine of undue influence enables a court to intervene to prevent abuse where a relationship exists between two parties with ‘trust and confidence, reliance, dependence or vulnerability on the one hand, and ascendancy, domination or control on the other’.
Walker Morris’ employment law tracker highlights recent and forthcoming key legislative changes...
Also: spouses’ rights, and the meaning of ’acting by the receivers’.
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There has been a raft of recent cases where the Health and Safety Executive has successfully prosecuted individuals and firms who have permitted staff and others to suffer injury while working at height.
Walker Morris sets out some highlights below for those who do not have day-to-day involvement in litigation but like to keep up to date with procedural changes.
A round-up of the latest intellectual property issues, including parody and theatrical copyright, Instagram and copyright, an album copyright dispute, and Rihanna.
Your sponsorship licence may be at risk if you do not keep up with the immigration paperwork. The recent case outlined here serves as a cautionary tale and highlights the need to have tight controls in place.
Service charges are often contentious and two recent cases will be of concern for landlords.
The Court of Appeal has resolved a long-running dispute surrounding the sale and valuation of a founding shareholder’s shares as part of an overall exit strategy.
Conduct risk, in particular, is high on the corporate agenda and in-housers face greater likelihood of scrutiny and punishment, so this report is timely.
A recent case clarifies the key principles of the duty to mitigate loss and highlights that claimants should weigh their options carefully when considering their reaction to another party’s breach of contract.
Also, alternatives to an agreed contract must make commercial sense.
More cost for lenders but it is to be hoped that changes will continue downward trend in arrears and repossessions.
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Fines on Summary Conviction) Regulations 2015 came into force on 12 March this year.
There remain some users that ignore social and workplace etiquette online. Such ignorance, whether intentional or not, can cause problems for businesses.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the one-off provision of incorrect information to a consumer is a ‘misleading commercial practice’.
Chanel has successfully opposed the sign BOY CAPEL, based on its prior registration of BOY CHANEL, and other developments.
Three tech court cases dealing with jurisdiction issues, the time limits for correcting clerical errors and agreeing to make an adjudicator’s award binding.
The sector inquiry will focus on those goods and services in which e-commerce is most widespread.
British Gas will appeal against the Employment Tribunal’s decision that employers must take account of commission when calculating holiday pay.