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In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that individual managers can be held personally liable for dismissal in whistleblowing claims ( Timis and Another v Osipov and Another ). The case concerned the former CEO of an oil exploration...
For those whose loved ones die as a result of clinical negligence, achieving closure can be as important as obtaining just compensation. That was certainly so in one case in which a woman succeeded in proving that her father's death was avoidable and was...
The psychological scars borne by road accident victims can be just as serious as their physical injuries and they are equally worthy of compensation. In a case on point, an aspiring ski instructor who has been left with a fear of mountain roads after a...
The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) exists to deal with complaints between financial service businesses (such as banks, insurance brokers, and loan and mortgage providers) and their customers – some of which are also businesses. Access to the FOS is...
The distinction between tenancies and licences to occupy premises is crucial but not always easy to draw. A High Court case where this proved central concerned an agreement by which a security company allowed a man to occupy a vacant office block in order...
The health and safety obligations placed upon employers are onerous and failing to meet them in full can have grave consequences. The point was proved by a case in which a haulage company was found liable to pay very substantial damages to a lorry driver who...
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) publishes a great deal of useful information for all organisations on data protection and compliance with data protection law. The ICO has recently updated its guidance on exemptions from some of the rights and...
Although commercial surrogacy businesses have long been banned in the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a ground-breaking case that a clinical negligence victim will not be breaking the law if she enters into such an arrangement in California, where a...
Many employers require their staff to sign copyright agreements by which they give up their intellectual property rights to designs or other works created in the course of their employment. In an important decision concerning a luxury leather goods...
If your business issues vouchers, you should be aware that the VAT regime will change significantly on 1 January 2019. From that time, the VAT treatment of a voucher will depend on whether it is a 'single purpose' voucher or a 'multi-purpose' voucher. A...