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Insufficiency of Funds - Deals Mean Loss of Control

Failing to pay taxes due because of insufficiency of funds with which to do so has repeatedly been...

Pre-Trial Skirmishing Can Be as Important as the Main Event

In commercial litigation, many of the most important battles are fought before the trial even...

New National Minimum Wage Rates

The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2018 were published on 6 February and...

Absolute Discretion Has Limits

Construction disputes are a rich source of argument in the courts, and where the contract affords...

E-Signature Consultation

Under the Law Commissions Act 1965 , the Law Commission is required to submit programmes of law...

Failure to Point Out Business Decline Proves Costly

When a business is sold, a 'due diligence' process is normally entered into to make sure that the...

Charges Must Be Reasonable to be Reasonably Incurred

The leases relating to tenancies in blocks of flats and similar buildings will normally require...

Get it Right First Time or Face Tax Consequences

When managing taxes, there can be few errors as expensive as failing to register for VAT if you...

Airline Pilot Strikes Crucial Blow for Trade Union Rights

It has long been unlawful to refuse to employ someone because of his or her trade union...

Copyright Claim Success Does Not Necessarily Mean Victory

When a man copied part of a photograph (showing the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas's head) from a...

Follow Proper Planning Procedures or Else

An argument over a planning permission for a small rural development has necessitated the...

If You Help Fund a Claim You May Be Liable if it Fails

It is not unusual for the cost of litigation – especially where a group of companies is...

Workplace Mobility Clauses - EAT Guidance

Mobility of labour is vital to any modern economy and many employment contracts require staff to...

Contract Terms Clarified by Court

No amount of careful drafting can be guaranteed to iron out disagreements as to the true meaning...

What Has Queen's Club Got That Others Don't?

In an interesting VAT case, the well-known tennis club Queen's Club has been successful in a...
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