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5 April 2012

£4.5 million award for race and sex discrimination

An NHS Trust and three senior employees have been ordered to pay £4.5 million in compensation to a female obstetrician. The obstetrician was subjected to harass ... Read more...

3 April 2012

Employment Status: University Sponsorship Contracts

It is not uncommon for a business to sponsor students to advance their training, particularly where there is an expectation (or commitment) that the student wil ... Read more...

20 March 2012

Indemnities in Compromise Agreements

Businesses will welcome the decision in an ongoing High Court case concerning an indemnity in a compromise agreement provided by an employer to a former employe ... Read more...

19 March 2012

Buying a business that is in administration

Often, the most effective way of realising value from the assets of a company in administration is to sell its business as a going concern. The High Court has r ... Read more...

13 March 2012

Remedies for Breach of Contract

The Court of Appeal has provided a useful practical illustration of the difference between the rescission of a contract and its discharge by breach, and the imp ... Read more...

12 March 2012

Forthcoming changes to Employment Law

Employment Law Update 2012 The government has stated that it intends to bring into force a number of changes to employment law in 2012. For example, from April ... Read more...

1 March 2012

Credit Easing for SMEs

New credit-easing measures for SMEs The government has published further details of a package of credit-easing measures aimed at small and medium-sized enterpri ... Read more...

28 February 2012

Entrepreneurs Relief

Availability of entrepreneurs' relief Business people will welcome a recent tax tribunal decision that held that the sale of part of a business qualified for en ... Read more...

21 February 2012

Providing Consumer Guarantees

Manufacturers are under no obligation to offer a guarantee for goods. However, if a business does offer one, this will create a legally binding contract between ... Read more...

16 February 2012

Online VAT returns made compulsory for small businesses

The government has confirmed that, subject to two exceptions, mandatory online filing of VAT returns will be extended from 1 April 2012. Currently, only busines ... Read more...

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