In Siemens Hearing Instruments v Friends Life, the Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision and ruled that the formal requirements of a break clause must be followed precisely in order to determine a lease. Shoosmiths looks at the facts of the case and the implications for tenants.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 16 April 2014 | Practice Area: Landlord and Tenant
The public procurement rules are changing. In this, the first of a series of briefings, Shoosmiths looks at the changes to the circumstances in which bids can be negotiated and suggest some helpful tips for making bid negotiations work.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 April 2014 | Practice Area: Public Procurement
Recent cases have attempted to broaden the protection given to employees under the Equality Act by seeking to widen the definition of 'race' to include caste discrimination and discrimination on the grounds of immigration status - with mixed success. Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 April 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
In the recent case of Peacock Stores v Peregrine, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that where an employer consistently makes enhanced redundancy payments, such action could give rise to an implied contractual entitlement. Nabarro reports on the case and offers some tips for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 April 2014 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
After a 16-year legal battle which centred around a credit agreement for the purchase of a laptop, the Supreme Court has ruled that the customer, Richard Durkin, did in fact validly rescind the agreement. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the implications for the decision.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 April 2014 | Practice Area: Consumer Credit
The legal framework governing international arbitration is complex, and different laws may apply to its various elements. In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the different laws governing the various aspects of international arbitration, including a recent relevant Commercial Court case.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 01 April 2014 | Practice Area: Arbitration
There have been a number of important developments recently with regard to the National Minimum Wage. As a result, employers would be well advised to review their pay rates. In this briefing, Shoosmiths spells out the threats of increased penalties and 'naming and shaming' for low-paying companies.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 March 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Following Chancellor George Osborne's delivery of the latest Budget yesterday (19 March), Shoosmiths summarises the main tax points of interest, covering business, personal, employment and property taxation, HMRC and tax administration, avoidance and evasion.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 March 2014 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation
Following a number of recent cases, developers have been negotiating in the knowledge that an injunction is likely to be granted where the development would interfere with the access of light to a neighbouring property. However, a recent Supreme Court case may herald a change, as Shoosmiths reports.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 March 2014 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, leaders from the telecoms sector gathered to discuss pressing issues, conduct business - and launch their latest products. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the key challenges facing the industry in the years ahead.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 March 2014 | Practice Area: Infrastructure
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