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Equal Pay - Can You Compare One Type of Job With Another?

For the purposes of equal pay legislation, can workers doing one job compare themselves with...

The Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme

Following a four-week pilot scheme, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme is now open to...

X Marks the Spot in IP Battle

Trade marks are jealously protected by their owners. A recent case shows how even seemingly...

Business Rates Reform on the Agenda?

There has been much grumbling over the years about the fact that where a tenant occupies multiple...

Uber Drivers Are Workers, Rules EAT

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal last year...

Banter Doesn't Create a Contract

The trouble with light-hearted discussions of important business matters in a social context is...

Employee, Worker or Self-Employed Contractor?

When distinguishing between employees, workers and self-employed contractors, bargaining positions...

Use It or Lose It

Having a trade mark is all well and good, but a recent case should serve as a reminder that...

Facts Determine Tax Treatment of Dilapidations Payment

Virtually all leases have clauses which stipulate that when the lease comes to an end, the tenant...

Company Credit Status Must Stand Alone

You may think that if people of substance are behind a business you have a dispute with, this acts...

Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme Launched

In July 2013, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order introduced...

Discrimination on the Grounds of Religion or Belief

A Pentecostal Christian has failed to persuade the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that the...

Government Makes Tendering Process Easier

The complexity and length of the tendering process for government contracts has for many years...

Parental Bereavement Bill Published

Employers are not currently required to give paid leave to grieving parents. Section 57A(1) of the...

Do You Know Who Actually Owns the Patents You Depend On?

A great many companies depend on patents for their profitability, and doubts over ownership of...

Furnished Holiday Lettings Face Tax Attack

The United Kingdom has very favourable Inheritance Tax (IHT) treatment for the owners of business...

Breach of Contract - Court Takes Commercial Approach

Making the right decisions in the immediate aftermath of a breach of contract is of critical...

'Pre-Pack' Administration and TUPE

Whilst the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) operate...

Landlord's Motivation for Work Not in Point, Rules Court

A recent case decided by the High Court will (if not overturned on appeal) have potential...
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