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Paying different dividends to different share classes: as easy as A, B, C?

United Kingdom - June 16 2017 Giving a company the ability to pay different rates of dividend to different shareholders can be a useful tool. One way to achieve this is to give

Trespassers will be prosecuted.....or will they?

United Kingdom - December 19 2018 Trespassers or “squatters” can present major issues for owners of commercial land and buildings. A trespasser is a person who enters or remains on

What makes a company a quasi-partnership?

United Kingdom - March 20 2018 Lord Wilberforce’s observation that “a company, however small, however domestic, is not a partnership” indicates that there are clear distinctions

What is an independent witness?

United Kingdom - June 16 2017 If we send you a document to sign and say that you need to have someone, who is independent, “witness” your signature, there’ll be space under the

Good Work Plan - first steps down the path

United Kingdom - June 5 2019 In December 2018, following Matthew Taylor's extensive review of modern employment practices, the government unveiled its Good Work Plan, which set

Court of Appeal rules on liability of overseas co-workers for whistleblowing

United Kingdom - June 19 2019 In an unusual case of whistleblowing detriment brought by an overseas employee against two co-workers (also based overseas), the Court of Appeal has

Good Work Plan - first steps down the path

United Kingdom - June 5 2019 In December 2018, following Matthew Taylor's extensive review of modern employment practices, the government unveiled its Good Work Plan, which set

European Commission confirms its views on European works councils and a no-deal Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - May 29 2019 The European Commission has revised its guidance on the legal repercussions of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union for European

EAT confirms that removal of outdated contractual entitlement following transfer was not void

United Kingdom - May 22 2019 The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently upheld a decision that the removal of outdated contractual entitlements following a Transfer of Undertakings

Pre-transfer dismissal was by reason of transfer and automatically unfair

United Kingdom - May 15 2019 The Court of Appeal recently upheld a decision that the dismissal of an employee immediately before a Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of