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By Ellie Spencer A recent decision of the Supreme Court in Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited brings an end to the long-standing debate over whether clauses excluding oral variations to a written contract (so-called “NOM” clauses – “no oral modification”) are valid. This is a decision which will have far-reaching practical […]

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By Hazel Boland-Shanahan This article first appeared in Construction News The recent case of Jean-François Clin v Walter Lilly & Co. Ltd [2018] confirms that, without express terms to the contrary in the contract, the employer will usually be responsible for obtaining planning permission for the works it wants carried out. However, for certainty, you […]

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On 18 May 2018 the Government Equalities Office published the guidance “Dress codes and sex discrimination – what you need to know” aimed at employers who “set dress codes” and “employees and job applicants who may have to abide by them”. It states that it is to explain the law on dress codes in workplaces […]

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The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

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The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

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Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

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