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How to Distinguish a Binding Contract From an Agreement in Principle
The difference between a binding contract and an agreement in principle, subject to further negotiation, could hardly be…
Can a Sham Procedure Comply With the Acas Code? Employment Test Case
Responsible employers who follow full and fair procedures in line with the Acas Code generally have a powerful…
Damage to Classic Cars Triggers International Road Transport Test Case
Where goods are damaged whilst being transported by road across international borders the carrier’s liability is generally limited…
Company Director Pays High Price for Gambling With Creditors’ Money
Directors who cause insolvent companies to trade when there is no reasonable prospect of creditors being paid put…
Disability Discrimination – ET’s Reasons for Dismissing Claim ‘Inadequate’
One of the most fundamental principles of justice is that unsuccessful litigants must be given an adequate explanation…
‘Long Covid’ Recognised as a Disability in Important Employment Ruling
Following recovery from the immediate effects of COVID-19, a substantial number of people have gone on to suffer…
Is Timing of the Essence? High Court Rules on Ferrari Sale Dispute
Contracts for the sale of goods almost always stipulate a date by which payment must be made. However,…
Property – Times Change and Antique Restrictive Covenants Become Obsolete
Antique restrictive covenants are found in the title deeds of many period properties and can have a deadening…
Restrictive Covenants and Employers’ Legitimate Business Interests
When it comes to considering the enforceability or otherwise of restrictive covenants in employment contracts, judges are required…
Entrepreneurs’ Relief and the Definition of ‘Trade’ – Guideline Ruling
At what point can it be said that an embryonic business has begun to trade? A tax tribunal…
Work Relationships May Be Informal But Employment is Employment
When you engage someone to work in the informal sanctum of your own home, it is easy to…
Employers – Knee-Jerk Reactions to Fractious Situations Can Cost You Dear
When employees query the contents of their wage packets, terse conversations can ensue. As one case showed, however,…
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