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Date: 17 Nov 2014

Nightclub purchaser fraudulently misled

The High Court has come to the aid of a beleaguered businessman who sold his home and ploughed his life savings into a nightclub venture...

Date: 12 Nov 2014

Business property – an asset or a liability?

Most people think of renting a business property in the same way as renting a private home. But Sarah McLoughlin, property litigation lawyer at B...

Date: 04 Nov 2014

Who pays the rates?

When a company that is the tenant of a property goes into liquidation, it is normal for the liquidator to disclaim the lease on the...

Date: 31 Oct 2014

Landlord has limited liability for nuisance of tenant

When a tenant causes a nuisance to other tenants or to people nearby, the tenant is obviously the person responsible for the nuisance.

Date: 30 Oct 2014

Shared parental leave policy changes: helping businesses to be family friendly

Under the new regulations, husbands, civil partners or partners of pregnant women will now have the right to unpaid time off to attend up to...

Date: 28 Oct 2014

New lease denied for tenant who breached terms

The Court of Appeal recently clarified an aspect of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA) in the widely reported case of Youssefi v Mussellwhite...

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Equal pay audits

From 1 October 2014, the Equality Act 2010 Regulations 2014 will apply to Employment Tribunal (ET) claims presented on or after that date where the...

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Discrimination by association – no duty to make reasonable adjustments

The Equality Act 2010 established that associative discrimination is unlawful, subject to the same exceptions that generally apply

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Deduction from salary of senior employee not a penalty

It is commonly thought that when an employee resigns with immediate effect, an employer has no right to reclaim any wages paid in advance to...

Date: 24 Oct 2014

Further changes to the whistleblowing framework

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA)) – often referred to as the 'Whistleblowing' Act – was introduced in the wake of various workplace scandals...