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7 June 2012

When age discrimination may be lawful

The Supreme Court has held that a law firm had identified legitimate aims (staff retention, workforce planning and dignity) that could potentially justify its c ... Read more...

1 June 2012

Resolving Commercial Disputes

Settling a commercial dispute A judgment from the Technology and Construction Court warns practitioners that, even in the high pressure run-up to a full trial, ... Read more...

1 June 2012

Freezing Injunctions

A High Court decision provides a stark reminder to businesses of the importance of obtaining legal advice on the effect of court orders. A shareholder and a dir ... Read more...

22 May 2012

Residential Property Service Charges

Administration costs and unpaid service charges Property owners are likely to be concerned by a Leasehold Valuation Tribunal's decision that a landlord was not ... Read more...

16 May 2012

Disciplinary Proceedings

Misconduct investigations and disciplinary procedures A Court of Appeal decision appears to increase the burden on employers when they are conducting a miscondu ... Read more...

10 May 2012

Changes to Health and Safety Law

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced that it expects to introduce its fee for intervention scheme in October 2012. The scheme will increase the p ... Read more...

8 May 2012

Redundancy Selection Pools

Two Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions have confirmed that it is not always unfair to choose a redundancy pool that is the same size as the number of re ... Read more...

3 May 2012

Cohabitation and Property Rights

Kernott and Jones On the 9th November 2011 the Supreme Court delivered its judgement in the much awaited case of Kernott and Jones.  This concerned the property ... Read more...

30 April 2012

Implied Contracts: Emails

E-mail chain creates an enforceable guarantee Businesses are often unaware that a legally binding contract can be made by a simple exchange of e-mails. A Court ... Read more...

25 April 2012

Contract interpretation and implied terms

When contracting with third parties, business people should be aware of the implications of a recent decision in the High Court. The court held that, when decid ... Read more...

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