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23 Feb 2018

Many small family businesses have informal working arrangements, but that does not excuse them from the legal requirement to have proper procedures in place to ensure fair treatment of employees....

22 Feb 2018

If your reputation is damaged by false accusations, specialist lawyers can see to it that you are not only vindicated but fairly compensated. Exactly that happened in one case in which a...

21 Feb 2018

Industrial deafness can be slow to develop and those affected have a tendency to suffer in silence. However, as a Court of Appeal ruling powerfully underlined, you should seek legal advice...

20 Feb 2018

Creditors are entitled to be kept informed at every stage of an insolvency process and any failure to afford them their rights can have serious consequences. In one case on point, joint...

20 Feb 2018

The distinction between employment and self-employment is perennially difficult to draw but, as one case concerning a senior property professional showed, tribunals are used to looking beneath the...

19 Feb 2018

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

19 Feb 2018

Transparency really does matter and official decision-makers are required to explain their reasons for reaching conclusions that affect people’s lives. That definitely did not happen in one...

16 Feb 2018

Companies come in all shapes and sizes and by no means of all of them are of the standard, limited liability, variety. In one case, the unusual structure and constitution of a defunct insurance...

15 Feb 2018

Legitimate competition is one thing, but using the Internet to spread false rumours about a rival’s products is quite another. In a recent case, a businessman who resorted to such methods...

15 Feb 2018

In a test case of importance to all public sector employees, a tribunal has ruled that transitional provisions put in place to prepare the way for full adoption of a new judicial pension scheme...

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