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  • 19 Nov 2010
    Take a tip: Agree before you start work!
    After 20 years of dealing with contracts and contractual disputes (mainly in the Construction sector), I have lost count of the number of times a client has run into problems and discovered that their situation is made worse by either not having a contract in place, or, on dusting off the paperwork when a dispute arises, the terms of the contract being in issue....
  • 19 Nov 2010
    Planning considerations for listed buildings
    Listing currently protects some 500,000 buildings, 38% of which are used as domestic dwellings....
  • 19 Nov 2010
    Drunk - but not in charge. No occupiers' liability for serious injuries
    The Court of Appeal has recently provided further clarification on the scope of occupiers’ duties under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957....
  • 18 Nov 2010
    The deepest cut to families
    Of course public funding for family law matters hasn’t escaped the Government's proposed cuts....
  • 3 Nov 2010
    Package travel consultation update
    As reported in our last bulletin, the EU Commission’s consultation on The Package Travel Directive (from which we get The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 (“PTRs”) in the UK) concluded in February 2010....
  • 3 Nov 2010
    Will your business survive without you?
    The ash cloud caused massive disruption and expense to individual travellers and travel companies, but the inability to fly caused other problems for senior managers, company directors and others who were required to make decisions on behalf of businesses during what was, in some instances, a prolonged period of absence....
  • 3 Nov 2010
    UK Bribery Act - Every man may have his price. Don't pay it.
    The timing of the UK Bribery Act* (the Act) cannot be faulted, ramping up significantly the consequences of improper business practices involving bribery and corruption at a time when economic realities increase the potential for impropriety....
  • 29 Oct 2010
    Redundancy during maternity leave - suitable vacancies
    It’s a common enough scenario: employee goes on maternity leave; her role becomes redundant; you have other vacancies; you know she has the right to be offered any suitable alternative vacancy. But how ‘suitable’ is ‘suitable’?...
  • 29 Oct 2010
    PAYE - it's down to everyone
    The recent judgment in Burton v HMRC highlights the importance of employees keeping an eye on how employers are conducting their tax affairs under the PAYE system....
  • 29 Oct 2010
    Should legal representation at disciplinary hearings be allowed?
    Most employers’ disciplinary procedures provide that employees are entitled to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing by a colleague or trade union representative (a statutory right)....

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