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Software Company Fails to Lock Out Customer

One aspect of intellectual property (IP) rights that is often not given much thought, but which...

Director Address Disclosures - Changes

Recent changes have made it easier for company directors to withhold disclosure of their private...

Workplace Whistleblowing Protection

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act...

Faulty Electrics Necessitate Lease Interpretation

Many commercial leases provide that the formal document represents the entirety of the agreement,...

Do You Understand Your Duties as a Director?

Directors have a wide range of legal duties that do not always coincide with their own interests,...

Guesswork Not Enough to Create Tax Liability

When HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) suspect serious tax evasion, they will normally launch a...

Agency Law Gives No Recourse to Dumped Software Reseller

Under law which originated in the EU, agents of firms have considerable protection if their agency...

One Reasonable Condition is Sufficient for Landlord

When a tenant wishes to assign a lease, it is usual for the landlord's consent to be required, and...

Bullied Transgender Shop Assistant Wins Compensation

There can really be no excuse for a modern employer not to have in place comprehensive...

Are You Ready for the World Cup?

The 2018 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup starts...

Failure to Address Expert Report Proves Costly

When a tenant of industrial land failed to adhere to a notice to quit the premises, the landlord...

Mental Health Awareness Week - Acas Guidance for Employers

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), which is hosted by the Mental Health...

HMRC Reliance on Guidance Not Justified

The various VAT 'flat-rate' schemes were originally set up with the ostensible purpose of...

GDPR - ICO Launches Awareness Campaign for Micro-Businesses

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 and comes...

Breach of Contract Claim Defeated Quickly

Some breach of contract claims are stronger than others, but even groundless cases come to court...

Settlement Agreements and the Date of Termination

Where there is an existing employment dispute, the communications that take place in order to...

Tenants Succeed in Avoiding Insurance Charges

When tenants discovered that their landlord had bought insurance over their flats, including the...

Son's Casual Employment Proves Expensive for Dad

One area in which problems may not be anticipated is when a family member's status as a 'genuine'...
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