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  • Commercial newsletter - Autumn 2015
    What amounts to a penalty in law?
    Consumer rights
    Data protection: what's happening?
    Handling packaging: are you compliant? 

  • Insolvency newsletter - Autumn 2015
    Companies House owes a duty of care to ensure that winding up orders are not registered against the wrong company 
    Changes to insolvency provisions under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 
    Mowbray v Sanders and Another: Annulling a bankruptcy order 
    Football League revises its insolvency regime
  • Corporate newsletter - Autumn 2015
    New consent to act requirement in the Companies Act
    Amendments to limited partnerships law for private equity investments 
    Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 
    Joint and several liability of partners 
    Construction of MAC clause in SPA  
    Strict compliance with SPA requirements for valid warranty claim notice 
    EIS reinvestment relief denied where the EIS company had multiple purposes 
  • Real Estate newsletter - Autumn 2015
    Relief from forfeiture – Tenant's flagrant breach vs landlord's windfall 
    Court 'delivers' verdict on proposed residential development on Royal Mail site
    "Right to Rent" immigration checks: landlords beware!  
    Non-domestic rates and separate hereditaments - Nothing can come between us!   
    Hanging on the heels of the local planning authority  
  • Dispute Resolution newsletter - Autumn 2015
    Open Justice and Confidence  
    “Serious Harm” in Defamation Claims
    Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act 1998 – New Developments
    Establishing a defence to wrongful trading claim: where does the burden of proof lie? 
    Illegal payments may be recovered by "backwards tracing"
  • Employment - September 2015
    Industrial action and the London Tube strikes: reforming public transport strike law? 
    The Unpredicted Implication of Economic Recovery     
    The Tribunal's fees saga continues   
    An employee who is on long-term sick is not "assigned" for the purposes of TUPE  
  • Commercial - Summer 2015
    Consumer Rights Act 2015
    Tender Evaluations: transparency, equality and manifest error
    On Yer Bike ASSOS; the Own Name Defence
    Government set to recruit businesses to assist in its ongoing battle with modern slavery

  • Corporate - Summer 2015
    Ban on corporate directors
    Shadow directors' duties 
    Requirement to maintain a register of people with significant control 
    Alteration of articles to include drag provision
    No implied term of good faith in a loan note instrument  
    Fee provisions triggered by event of default under loan not a penalty clause 
    Companies House owes a duty of care to ensure that winding up orders are not registered against the wrong company 

  • Dispute Resolution - Summer 2015
    Buyer Beware: when does a buyer have notice of third party rights? 
    Changes to Part 36 Offers to Settle
    Technology in Civil Litigation
    When is it reasonable to disclaim responsibility to third parties? 
    Recent increase in court fees for money claims
    Compliance with court orders: a reminder 

  • Real Estate - Summer 2015
    Landowners' Agreements
    Service space is proving popular 
    Are you PLANNING a greenfield development?
    Landlord and Tenant - the ongoing saga of the repeat guarantee 
    It's all about cranes! 
    Recent cases before the courts 

  • Commercial - Spring 2015
    How to protect your business from the insolvent customer
    Public procurement update
    Celebrity chef and the law of agency
    Recent Commercial Court case highlights the importance of consistency with past and future agreements
    Database Protection: Contracts or Intellectual Property Rights? 
    High Court highlights the importance of compliance with notice provisions on termination of a contract 

  • Employment - Spring 2015
    The Woolworths case rumbles on...When is an establishment not an establishment?  
    An employee can affirm their employment contract whilst on sick leave    
    Australia isn't too far away when it comes to the UK Employment Tribunal 
    The European Court of Justice adds to the case law regarding obesity and disability 
    Be careful what you are tweeting!  
    An employee can be employed without even knowing it 
  • Real Estate - Spring 2015
    NEW: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015
    Residential landlords! Will you fall at the first hurdle? Restrictions on serving a notice to end an AST 
    TOP TRUMP - The power of a competent landlord to trump intermediate landlords in lease extension negotiations
    Altogether now! Business partners and their rights to apply for a new lease 
    Under (less) pressure! Environmental Impact Assessment reforms look to ease pressure on development 
    Relax - New guidance details the relaxation of section 106 planning obligations
  • Commercial - Winter 2014
    Copyright - the 2039 rule
    The "non-binding" nature of Memoranda of Agreement
    Data protection update - the law behind the CCTV
    Terminating at will - a good thing?
    The so-called "right to be forgotten" 
    Advertising update - the importance of displaying the correct price
    Stopping your ex-franchisees from competing

  • Employment - Winter 2014
    Overtime should be included in the calculation of holiday pay 
    It may not always be sensible for employers to respond to a breach of the employment contract 
    Employers are falling foul of the new equal pay audit regulations   
    The nuances of Early Conciliation and its implications for Employment Tribunal time limits  
    Zero Hours contracts continue to hit the headlines 

  • Real Estate - Winter 2014
    The Energy Act 2011 - What's it all about? 
    What's the latest on permitted development?
    We can't guarantee you can guarantee! 
    Rates and Reliefs
    Ensuring tenant fit out projects are insured

  • Food - Winter 2014
    Food information
    Government buying standards
    Enforcing the grocery code
    Stop Press - commercial catering investigation
    Domain names
    European Commission to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain
    Zero-hour contracts

  • Dispute Resolution - Autumn 2014
    The Defamation Bill - an update for website operators 
    The decision of the Court of Appeal in Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Limited 
    Right to be forgotten
    Tidal Energy Ltd v Bank of Scotland Plc  
  • Employment - Autumn 2014
    Employees' rights in the hot weather 
    Can compelling an employee to attend an interview be discriminatory? 
    Are you ready for the new Shared Parental Leave regime?   
    Can a change of location following a TUPE transfer give rise to a constructive dismissal claim?  
    A case of an employee jumping before he was pushed? 
  • Commercial - Autumn 2014
    The importance of clearly worded commercial contracts
    IT/IP update: Internet browsing is not copyright infringement - Meltwater revisited
    How material is that breach really?
    The ASA clamps down on misleading advertising
    Is the deed done?
    New public procurement rules
    Aldi's Miracle oil held not to infringe Moroccanoil

  • Employment - Summer 2014
    Drafting error on letter did not amount to disability discrimination
    Employees on "sleep shift" are entitled to be paid
    Age discriminatory comment was not a material factor in the employee's constructive dismissal 
    Whistleblowing: The distinction between the manner of complaining and the actual complaint 
    Covert recordings taken by employees
    ACAS Early Conciliation   
    Can dismissal for absence due to post-natal depression amount to discrimination?
  • Insolvency - Summer 2014
    Going back for the future
    It's up and it's down
    Bankrupt can't squirrel income away...
    TUPE or not TUPE
  • Commercial - Spring 2014
    High Court considers the nature of electronic signatures
    Data protection - Fines, fines and more fines?
    What's in a name?
    Significant Supreme Court decision about misrepresentation
    Assigning a contract without consent
    Commercial agency update
    Ministry of Sound v Spotify
    Did you know?
  • Commercial - Winter 2014
    Can you refuse to supply?
    How much is your partnership worth?
    Consumer rights in 2014
    Important changes to consumer credit regulation
    HMRC - Limited Liability Partnerships and Partnerships review December 2013
    Notice periods - know where you stand
    IT/IP update: copyright protection for software
    Government consultation late payment of finance: building a responsible payment culture

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