The English courts have been reluctant to recognise a general doctrine of 'good faith' in the performance of contractual obligations, and there is no generally applicable legal definition of the concept. Shoosmiths looks at how the current state of the law relates to construction contracts.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 16 July 2014 | Practice Area: Construction
The Intellectual Property Act 2014 is set to modernise and simplify aspects of IP law in order to promote innovation. If product design, 3D printing, fashion design, furniture or jewellery design are relevant to your business, then these changes will be relevant to you, as Shoosmiths explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 July 2014 | Practice Area: Designs
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has recently held that secret recordings of private deliberations made in the course of grievance and disciplinary proceedings can be used as evidence in a tribunal. In this briefing, Shoosmiths considers what this means for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 June 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
Jet2 is set to appeal a Court of Appeal decision as to whether 'technical problems affecting the operation of an aircraft' is an extraordinary circumstance entitling a carrier to avoid liability to pay flight delay compensation to passengers, as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 June 2014 | Practice Area: Air
Expert determination is an increasingly popular method of dispute resolution - but what exactly does it involve and what are the potential pitfalls? In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out some key drafting points.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 June 2014 | Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Department store group John Lewis has been ordered to pay damages to an individual who received marketing emails without having consented to receiving them. The case is likely to make many organisations reconsider whether the consents they have obtained are adequate - Shoosmiths looks at the law.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 June 2014 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
The Trade Unions Congress has reported that since 2007 over half a million more people work from home, bringing the total number to over four million. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at some top tips for employers when considering requests from employees to work from home.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 June 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Two recent cases have rekindled the debate about when time spent at work - but sleeping - counts as working time for the purposes of the rules on National Minimum Wage. In this briefing, Shoosmiths reviews these decisions and assesses what they mean for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 June 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Retailers need to ensure that they are prepared for the significant changes that will apply to contracts entered into with consumers from 13 June, when the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 will come into force. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the key changes and what retailers need to do.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 June 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
Cases involving workplace banter continue to be fertile ground for embarrassing employment tribunal cases and negative headlines. When one person's harmless fun can be another's bullying or harassment, it can be tricky for employers - Shoosmiths looks at the risks and what employers can do.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 22 May 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
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