Manufacturing and engineering
The recent decision in BNY Corporate Trustee Services Limited v Eurosail has provided helpful guidance on the interpretation of the insolvency tests set out in section 123 of the Insolvency Act 1986. This guidance is of significance to anyone creating contracts containing this type of provision.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 24 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Hunt & Others v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd & Others is an interesting and complex decision from the Technology and Construction Court involving the development of a block of flats which went wrong from the beginning. Wragge & Co's engineering and construction team examines the decision in more detail.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Warranties
Prompt payment is critical to the cash flow of every business. This spring, two regulations have amended The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, particularly the way in which the 'Relevant Day' is to be calculated. DLA Piper offer a detailed analysis of the new regulations.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
In Allen v TRW Systems Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered whether a promise in an employee handbook to make enhanced redundancy payments had been incorporated into employees' contracts of employment. This is a common issue in the current climate and the EAT gave some useful guidance.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 21 May 2013 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
For corporations doing business across international borders, the need to prevent and detect wrongdoing has never been greater. This report considers best practice approaches to managing cross-border investigations and offers guidance on navigating the nuances of international data-privacy laws.
Law Firm: Control Risks | Published: 21 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
Following the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, the Government announced in the Queen's Speech that it will be introducing an Intellectual Property Bill to make changes to the law of design and patents. DLA Piper summarises the key provisions to both of these developments.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 15 May 2013 | Practice Area: Copyright
Travers Smith provides a round-up of the latest developments affecting employers and employment law, including managing malingerers; whether employees can refuse to work Sundays; harassment and careless remarks; when redundancy policy will be contractual; whistleblowing; and unfair dismissal.
Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 15 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
When a key employee leaves, even on friendly terms, employers can find themselves facing difficult practical and legal issues over who to replace them with. Shoosmiths offers their top tips for succession and underlines the importance of re-examining retention strategies and policies.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 May 2013 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
HSF's guide outlines the key legal developments to the coming months and years ahead, from a UK perspective. The publication contains information on a broad range of legal practice areas, including corporate, competition, construction, employment, dispute resolution, IT, finance and real estate.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Investment into the UK from China is growing in importance to both countries, and understanding UK employment law will allow Chinese investors to improve the significant returns a UK-based operation can offer. Wragge & Co sets out an overview of the most significant employment rights in the UK.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 08 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
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