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By Michael Isaacs, Michael Hawthorne
What action should a Bank take when payments get misdirected? A new Code of Practice.
By Christian Hill, Paul Ranson, Helen Cline
In the UK, the pharmaceutical, medical technology, medical and industrial biotechnology sectors generate a turnover of over £50 billion and employ 166,000 people in 4,500 companies.
By Guy Lougher, Alan Davis, Giles Warrington, Jenny Block
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 is expected to herald the development of a more effective and efficient competition law regime in the UK.
By Tim Dolan, Daniel Park
Following a three month public consultation, the Treasury has recently made the Financial Services and Markets Act (Market Abuse) Regulations 2008 ("Regulations").
By Guy Lougher
The sentencing, on 11 June 2008, of 3 former executives to significant terms of imprisonment for their part in a global cartel to fix the price of marine hoses will send a powerful message around the UK business community.
By Sarah Thomas
No one can have escaped the stark warnings on climate change and the need for those responsible for funding, procuring and building new infrastructure to have one eye on "sustainable development".
By Nicholas Dobson
Back in 1980, when the UK statutory jungle was a lot less dense, Lord Diplock noted in Duport Steels Ltd and others v Sirs and others [1980] 1 All ER 529 the constitutional doctrine of the separation of powers.
By Guy Lougher
Which?, the former Consumers' Association, is bringing the UK's first representative action for damages against JJB Sports (JJB) on behalf of consumers who purchased football shirts at cartelised prices in 2000-2001. This action, under the Competition Act 1998, follows the Office of Fair Trading's (OFT) infringement decision in 2003 against JJB, Umbro, Manchester United and other retailers of replica England and Manchester United football shirts.
By Christopher Booth
The Work and Families Act 2006 contains measures that will significantly enhance the rights of working fathers. Currently fathers are entitled to take just two weeks statutory paternity leave and pay, which must be taken within eight weeks of the child's birth.
By Julie Herriott
Set out below is a summary of the position under English law on the smoking ban and how it affects the use of company vehicles and how the laws differ in other parts of the United Kingdom.
By Nicholas Dobson
St Helens Council victimised 39 of its school catering employees when (amongst other things) it wrote to all catering staff indicating that the continuance of the current equal pay claims '. . .and a ruling against the Council will have a severe impact on all staff.'
By Greg Richards
In its first ever ruling on the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 ('the Act'), the House of Lords has decided in Melville Dundas Ltd v George Wimpey UK Ltd that where a contract has been determined on the grounds of an insolvency event, payment can be withheld despite the absence of an effective notice of withholding.
By Nicholas Dobson
If an employee is dismissed for making a 'protected disclosure' under section 103A and Part IVA of the Employment Rights Act 1996 then the dismissal is automatically unfair. The disclosures qualifying for protection in section 43B of the 1996 Act include a range of matters including: the committal or likely committal of a criminal offence, failure to comply with any legal obligation (including endangering the health and safety of any individual) and damaging the environment.
By Karen Vera
renewable transport fuel, RTFO,
By Neil Whitaker
Landlords breathe sigh of relief as Court declares guarantee stripping unfair Landlords will be relieved by a High Court judgment handed down at the beginning of May in the much anticipated Powerhouse case. The Court ruled that a parent company guarantee could not simply be side-stepped by the entering into of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).
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