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If key workers leave your employment and you are concerned that they may breach their contracts by setting up in competition, the law can move fast to protect you. That was certainly so in one case in which four former employees of a fashion company were...
Thousands of people who suffer from industrial diseases are due compensation for their suffering, but dealing with so many cases can be a gargantuan task. However, one case concerning steel workers who were exposed to harmful fumes and dust at work showed...
Construction disputes are a rich source of argument in the courts, and where the contract affords one party a 'discretion' with regard to its rights or obligations under the contract, disagreement can arise as to when this becomes operative. Recently, an...
Under the Law Commissions Act 1965 , the Law Commission is required to submit programmes of law reform to the Lord Chancellor. The latest topics put forward for consideration include a review of the use of 'e-signatures'. These are becoming increasingly...
When can a passenger be said to have embarked or disembarked from a vessel? The Court of Appeal resolved that issue in a novel case of significance to tourists and others who are injured when making their way on and off boats. The case concerned a man whose...
Property owners who fail to keep their visitors reasonably safe can be hit hard in the pocket. In one such case, a confused patient who fell off a hospital roof has won the right to a substantial compensation settlement from an NHS trust. The diabetic man...
In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a former policy chief under Tony Blair, to look at how employment practices need to change in...
When a business is sold, a 'due diligence' process is normally entered into to make sure that the representations made by the seller to the buyer, on which the buyer's valuation of the business will be based, are true. Failure to be forthright in disclosures...
Discerning where blame for road traffic accidents lies is not always easy but, with the aid of specialist legal representation, the courts are able to uncover the truth. In one case on point, solicitors representing a catastrophically injured pedestrian...
For an employee to succeed in a claim of unfair dismissal, they must be able to show that their employer has acted unreasonably, and unfair conduct on the part of individual colleagues or managers is immaterial unless it can properly be attributed to the...