Industry news

10 Nov 2017

Your job may give you access to confidential data but the consequences of giving in to nosiness can be severe indeed. In one case, a midwife who took the opportunity to snoop through the files of...

10 Nov 2017

Christmas is a busy time for a lot of businesses, with many taking on temporary staff to cope with the extra workload. At the same time, many employees will want to take time off to spend with...

09 Nov 2017

Cross-border corporate mergers are subject to close judicial scrutiny so as to ensure that the interests of staff, shareholders and creditors are fully respected. One case concerning an English...

09 Nov 2017

The so-called ‘right to light’ came under High Court analysis in a landlord and tenant dispute triggered by a head leaseholder’s plans to accept compensation from a developer in...

08 Nov 2017

The sight of Lehman Brothers’ employees leaving the office with cardboard boxes in their arms arguably marked the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. However, as a Court of Appeal ruling...

07 Nov 2017

It is a sad fact that those who are very ill can become incapable of expressing their own wishes as to their medical treatment. However, as one case concerning a pensioner in a minimally conscious...

07 Nov 2017

Hard-edged opinions are all too easily formed in the heat of disciplinary proceedings, but employers must be careful to stand back and take a balanced approach. In one case in which that did not...

06 Nov 2017

The position of 'live-in' workers as regards employment status and rights has long been a bone of contention in the care industry in particular, leading the Government to create a new...

06 Nov 2017

Minority shareholders are entitled to expect that their rights will be respected by the majority and that they will be kept informed of decisions that might affect their interests. However, as one...

06 Nov 2017

Local authorities are required to have in place a five-year supply of deliverable sites for new housing – but that does not mean that they have to prove that relevant sites will certainly be...

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