A new duty on businesses to publicly report steps they have taken to ensure their operations are trafficking and slavery free will be implemented this October. It would be unwise for larger businesses operating in vulnerable sectors to ignore the Modern Slavery Act, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 30 July 2015 | Practice Area: Employment
The European Commission has formally charged MasterCard with alleged infringements of EU competition law, on the back of a wider series of investigations and measures concerning interchange fees over the past decade or so, as Eversheds reports.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 23 July 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
The Government has committed to introducing new regulations requiring larger employers in the private and voluntary sectors to publish details of their gender pay gap - the difference in pay between male and female employees. This Eversheds briefing looks at what employers should be doing now.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 15 July 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The Summer Budget contained a surprisingly large number of measures of relevance to the UK asset management industry. The Budget continues the government’s well regarded investment management strategy, despite it not having been mentioned explicitly. This briefing sets out the key points.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 July 2015 | Practice Area: Sales and Asset Finance
This briefing looks what has been seen by many as a good budget for UK plc, with corporation tax to be reduced to 18% by 2020, and the rates of VAT, income tax and national insurance remaining unchanged. Subjects covered include anti-avoidance, buy-to-let landlords and the National Living Wage.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 09 July 2015 | Practice Area: Central Government
On 19 June, the High Court handed down its judgment in Elaine Hmicho v Barclays Bank. The application was made by Mrs Hmicho in relation to Barclays’ decision to freeze her accounts following her husband’s designation under the EU sanctions against Syria. Eversheds looks at the details of this case...view abstract
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 06 July 2015 | Practice Area: Retail Banking
A common cause of disputes in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts can be conflicting or ambiguous wording in the contract. This Eversheds briefing looks at the key principles in English law that will assist when disputes over contract interpretation arise.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 02 July 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
Charity trustees are responsible for the activities a charity undertakes and can be held legally accountable for their decisions. It is important that a trustee understands their duties - this briefing lists ten tips to help trustees in the everyday running and administration of their charities.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 June 2015 | Practice Area: Charities
On 18 June, the European Court of Justice found that dawn raids conducted by the European Commission on Deutsche Bahn in 2011 were partially illegal. This briefing looks at the judgment of the General Court, the Advocate General's opinion, the ECJ's judgment and the lessons that can be learned.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 22 June 2015 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
The Government's latest proposal to reform the English schooling system was laid before Parliament last week in the form of the Education and Adoption Bill 2015-16. The Bill, which has already generated fierce debate, has major implications for failing schools, as this Eversheds briefing explains.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 June 2015 | Practice Area: Education
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