On 24 February, Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) legislation was finally brought into force in respect of a wide range of criminal conduct. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out the key stages of implementation of a DPA, and discusses a number of issues of concern around this new development.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 March 2014 | Practice Area: Financial Crime and Fraud
Immigration minister Mark Harper recently resigned from his post after discovering a cleaner he employed for his flat did not have permission to work in the UK. How could such a mistake have been made - and how can employers avoid the same fate? Shoosmiths investigates.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 February 2014 | Practice Area: Immigration
Employers seeking to dismiss employees without notice for acts of gross misconduct should be mindful of recent case law in this area. Shoosmiths looks at two recent cases which act as cautionary tales and sets out some practical steps for employers considering a gross misconduct dismissal.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 February 2014 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
Shoosmiths reports on a recent case which highlights the potential ease for employee concerns in multiple emails about health and safety to amount to a protected disclosure under whistleblowing legislation, and for employees to gain unfair dismissal rights as a result.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 February 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
The recent downpour has resulted in the flooding of many businesses. At the same time, employees are struggling to get into work due to their own homes being flooded or the closure of transport links. Shoosmiths looks at how employers should deal with these issues.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 February 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the changes that anyone working in real estate can expect to see in 2014, covering subjects such as the Community Infrastructure Levy changes, changes to Land Registry fees and capital allowances, and reforms to the listed building consent regime.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 February 2014 | Practice Area: Commercial Property
In this briefing, Shoosmiths regulatory head Ron Reid answers some frequently asked questions on health and safety, covering subjects such as whether no-win, no-fee claims will now be impossible, and whether the change in strict liability will lead to lengthier and more expensive litigation.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 February 2014 | Practice Area: Health and Safety
The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in two cases involving Network Rail and Sellafield Ltd, in which they both challenged fines received. The Court rejected both appeals - a clear message that could have consequences for all corporate defendants, particularly those with high turnover.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 31 January 2014 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
Following property website Zoopla's decision to end its sponsorship of West Bromwich Albion Football Club as a result of striker Nicolas Anelka's controversial 'quenelle' goal celebration, Shoosmiths looks at how sponsors can protect themselves against the bad behaviour of their athletes.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 30 January 2014 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing
West Bromwich Albion striker Nicolas Anelka's recent use of an allegedly anti-Semitic gesture has had significant consequences for his club, which has lost one sponsor and face the prospect of losing more. Shoosmiths looks at what can be done if an employee's actions cause damage to your business.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 24 January 2014 | Practice Area: Termination of Contract
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