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Corporate liability for work-related stress: how to manage civil and criminal claims

Stress levels are rising along with the demands of the modern workplace, making it a key issue for employers. There is no basis for a legal complaint arising from stress at work, but this briefing looks at personal injury claims for psychiatric injury and other key points for employers to note.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 30 October 2014 | Practice Area: Health and Safety

Tattoos in the workplace - the debate continues

The debate over tattoos in the workplace is raging on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant who was allegedly sent away on the first day of her new job. Conversely, the army has now relaxed their tattoo policy - Shoosmiths offers some practical tips for business.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 30 October 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

Contract termination: how to avoid common pitfalls

One of the thorniest problems for any in-house lawyer is the question: "how do I terminate this contract?" In this video interview, Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co litigation partner Andrew Smith discusses how you can terminate a contract and offers some advice on avoiding common pitfalls.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 30 October 2014 | Practice Area: Boilerplate

The recognition of new States at international law: UK Parliament passes motion on Palestine

On 13 October a backbench motion passed in the House of Commons which stated that "the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel, as a contribution to securing a negotiated two state solution." Herbert Smith Freehills looks at the legal impact of recognition.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 30 October 2014 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

Top of the UK pensions agenda: ten points you should be aware of

As 2014 draws to a close, what are the key pensions issues to be aware of in the coming months? This Eversheds briefing sets out 10 key issues that UK pension plans and plan sponsors need to be aware of and, where appropriate, address in the coming months.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 October 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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Cayman law amended to facilitate the grant of interim relief in aid of foreign proceedings

New Cayman Islands legislation recently came into force which facilitates the granting of interim relief in aid of foreign proceedings. This law will enhance Cayman's reputation as a jurisdiction committed to judicial cooperation in international fraud cases, as Harneys explains.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 29 October 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

The new UK Corporate Governance Code: action points and what you need to know

The revised UK Corporate Governance Code came into effect on 1 October. This briefing sets out your revised obligations on directors' remuneration - what's changed and what hasn't, and the alternatives open to you if 'comply or explain' leaves you needing to justify why the code was not followed.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 29 October 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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Increasing dry powder and decreasing deal volumes: seller friendly deal terms set to continue

During the past three years there has been a steadily increasing amount of money chasing a decreasing number of deals. This, combined with readily available debt finance, makes for a very competitive European M&A market, a dynamic supported by this Latham research on European private M&A deal terms.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 28 October 2014 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

Australia announces tax changes to employee share schemes

On 14 October, the Australian Government announced changes to the taxation of employee share schemes. The legislation will be developed in consultation with industry and should come into effect from 1 July 2015. In this briefing, Baker & McKenzie looks at the expected changes.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 28 October 2014 | Practice Area: Employee Share Schemes

Companies can recover the costs of their in-house lawyers in legal proceedings

It has long been established that the costs of proceedings can be recovered by the winning side. However, what was uncertain was whether these costs could include the work of in-house lawyers. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at a case which has removed this uncertainty.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 October 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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