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Reform Scotland proposes overhaul of pensions system
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2014

Reform Scotland, the Edinburgh-based think tank, has proposed a wholesale reform of the UK public and private sector pension system. In its paper The


Business rates: the British Retail Consortium’s road to reform
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 21 2014

Business Rates has been a hot potato in the property industry for many years, no more so than in the retail sector. We are a nation of shoppers, yet


Flexible working new implementation date announced
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 25 2014

The Government has announced that the right to request flexible working will extend to all employees from 30 June 2014. At the moment, only employees


HMRC policy on deduction of VAT on costs relating to investment management activities
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2014

The HMRC policy on deduction of VAT on costs relating to investment management activities of an occupation pension scheme has altered with effect


Empty vessels make the most noise
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 13 2014

When Shakespeare said we should kill all lawyers he was not referring to Magic Circle corporate or TMT partners, they had not been invented yet; and


New Local Government Pension Scheme for Scotland
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2014

The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (the Act) has established a framework for the creation of new pension schemes for the UK public sector


ACAS Code of Practice applies to SOSR dismissal where disciplinary procedure has been, or ought to have been, invoked
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 17 2013

In the recent case of Lund v St Edmund's School, Canterbury UKEAT051412, a teacher appealed against the level of compensation awarded after he won


Variation of maintenance burdens
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 18 2013

Following two recent cases decided in the Lands Tribunal for Scotland, it may be possible to have the maintenance burdens affecting your property


Entire agreements clauses: all is not what it seems?
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2014

Over the years entire agreement clauses have become a common feature of commercial contracts. They are often included as a matter of course rather


Interpretation of contracts: a recap
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2014

One of the questions clients often ask us is how a contract might be interpreted by the courts in the event of a dispute. Often a balance needs to be