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Professional payment guarantee newly introduced in Luxembourg

A new professional payment guarantee law has been introduced in Luxembourg to provide professionals with a tool that grants a wider scope for contractual freedom while protecting the parties from a re-qualification that may not be in line with their legitimate expectations and their commercial agreements.

Directors’ duties

Directors are having to take decisions at speed across an ever-increasing range of issues, whether related to health and safety or HR matters, on-going trading or company finances. Aside from the ever-present implications of COVID-19, one theme that links all of these decisions is the framework within which they are taken. Directors of all UK companies must comply with their statutory duties under the Companies Act 2006.

On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends Q&A webinar discussion

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.



HMRC salaried partner tax proposals slammed ahead of 6 April deadline

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has published its “dramatic” proposals for changes to the partnership tax regime, a move aimed at dealing with the so-called ‘disguised salary’ of LLP members that looks set to create upheaval in finance teams across the UK. The draft legislation, which has also been designed to catch any potential tax […]

The Intellectual Property Bill: what’s new for designs?

The Intellectual Property Bill (the draft bill) has been working its way through Parliament throughout the summer and autumn and is likely to be enacted in 2014. Arguably, the most eye-catching of the draft bill’s provisions concern patents, in particular the new powers to enable the UK to implement the Unified Patent Court Agreement, but […]

Geoff Andrew

The lawyer’s office and the importance of design

Office design and ways of working evolve continuously and it can be a full time job keeping pace with new ways to inspire, motivate and retain staff. There is however always room for improvement and being aware of the key trends can help you make decisions that will benefit you. Here we outline some of […]

National Infrastructure Plan 2013 — energy aspects

On 4 December 2013, the government published the latest version of the National Infrastructure Plan, which was referred to by the chancellor in his Autumn Statement the following day. The plan identifies the government’s top 40 priority investments, which will be given their own dedicated ‘hot desk’ in Infrastructure UK and will be tracked by […]

Property update — November–December 2013: non-reliance clause

Despite finding that the sellers of a property had misrepresented the planning situation to the buyers, a court upholds a clause in the contract aimed at preventing the buyers from claiming damages. If a buyer is being induced to enter into a property transaction because of something that the seller has said or done, be […]

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