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Apr
21
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 – will you be ready?
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (“the Act”) comes into force on 1 October 2015. The Act sets out a framework that consolidates in one place key consumer rights covering contracts for goods, services, digital content and the law relating to unfair terms in consumer contracts.
Apr
21
Publications of websites can amount to harassment
In Rada–Ortiz v Espinosa-Vadillo (2015) the applicant was granted an interim injunction ordering the respondent to remove certain websites from the internet.
Apr
20
New addition for Business Support & Insolvency team
Leading Thames Valley law firm Boyes Turner, has hired Ollie Fitzpatrick to join their Business Support and Insolvency team.
Apr
15
Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the “Act”) was recently passed by Parliament. This week we reflect on the employment law changes it implements.
Apr
14
A cautionary tale for software suppliers
AFD Software Limited v ZIP Address Ltd [2015] is a cautionary tale from the Chancery Division in which the judge's assessment of what was said during a sales call left the claimant software supplier with £12million less than it was seeking.
Apr
14
Adjudication - failure to raise jurisdictional challenges during adjudication
The recent case of CSK Electrical Contractors Ltd v Kingwood Electrical Services Ltd [2015] contains a useful reminder of some basic principles for challenging the enforcement of an adjudicator's decision (or what not to do in this case).
Apr
08
Trusts of Land Acts Applications – not Redistributive Justice
The Court of appeal’s judgment in the recent case of Graham-York v York (2015) delivered a firm reminder that the purpose of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TLATA”) was not to provide “redistributive justice”.
Mar
26
Holiday Pay and Commission - STOP THE PRESS
The Employment Tribunal yesterday handed down its decision in the long awaited case of Lock v British Gas, concerning holiday pay and commission. And the answer is …
Mar
25
Key elements of shared parental leave
The new shared parental leave system begins officially on 5 April 2015; let’s look at some of the key details of the new scheme…
Mar
18
Changes to Family Friendly Rights
The coalition has been pressing ahead with changes in the family friendly legislative arena. Next month sees a number of changes being brought in – the ‘biggest’ being shared parental leave. However, what other changes should employers expect next month?

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