Commercial Law

10 of the best: commercial law blogs and news from last month

June 20, 2013

Below are ten of the best commercial law blogs and news posts from around the web posted in the last month:-   Is that it for ABSs? (Legal Futures) Legal Futures editor, Neil Rose, looks at the attempt of In-Deed Online to break into the ABS market. Is this particular example a harbinger of things […]

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London is central to commercial law cases

January 29, 2013

A recent study based on government figures has shown that nine out of ten commercial law cases that are dealt with in London have some sort of international link, meaning they involve individuals or companies based outside of the UK. This means that corporate law firms in London are central to many cases in the […]

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Information requirements on commercial websites

January 16, 2013

In the 2000’s the UK Government implemented the Distance Selling Directive and the E-Commerce Directive through the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002. These had the aim of promoting the internet for e-commerce by providing consumers and businesses with reassurances that their personal and financial details would […]

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Woman successful in unusual breach of contract claim against Holland & Barrett

January 8, 2013

A news item in the Pink News recently reported the success of a woman’ Employment Tribunal claim after she was forced to go off work sick because of the conduct of her husband. Mother-of-two Olga Gofmane, 34, emigrated to the United Kingdom with her husband approximately ten years ago. She worked for Holland & Barrett […]

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A claim barred by limitation allowed on a response letter by the client

January 4, 2013

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a solicitor’s claim for costs which are billed but not fixed by agreement or assessment was covered by section 29(5) of the Limitation Act 1980. It was the first time that the appeal court had ruled on the subject said Lord Justice Lloyd. Bath Housing Co-operative which needed […]

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A brief introduction to entrepreneurs’ relief

December 16, 2012

Entrepreneurs’ Relief was introduced in the Financial Act 2008, replacing the previous taper relief. This is an important tax relief and can save persons selling their business and/or shares a huge amount of money in avoided tax payments. It can therefore be hugely beneficial (if the circumstances are right) to take expert employment law advice […]

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What should you do if a former employee damages your business?

December 15, 2012

The recent case of Imam-Sadaque v Bluebay Asset Management (Services) Ltd [2012] is a useful reminder to employers (if in fact they needed a reminder at all) that employees can be a problem for their businesses when the employment relationship terminates. The facts in Imam-Sadaque v Bluebay Asset Management (Services) Ltd Mr Imam-Sadaque (who joined […]

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What are a director’s “annual” responsibilities?

December 11, 2012

Directors of a company in the United Kingdom have a great deal of power to control the decisions and long-term direction of their company. They deal with the profits and capital of the business and they therefore have significant reciprocal duties under the Companies Act 2006 which attempt to ensure that the financial position of […]

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When and how to suspend an employee

September 30, 2012

If one of your employees is under-performing at work or has been accused of misconduct then you may want to suspend them to prevent any further problems and address the situation. However, the case of Crawford v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership Trust last year highlighted that employers may face litigation if they act unreasonably when […]

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How to handle voluntary redundancies

September 12, 2012

If your business is considering making redundancies then it is good practice to consider  seeing whether it’s possible to make voluntary redundancies as well as having to implement the compulsory redundancies that will be necessary. Voluntary redundancies are a good way of ensuring that the least damage is done to morale in the workplace by […]

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