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A customer is withholding payment: What are my options?

January 13 2016 In this blog post, I discuss a common problem faced by suppliers when their customers fail to hold up their end of the contract and have stopped…

When is software goods?

September 26 2016 The question as to whether software is “goods” for the purposes of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (“SGA”) has long been debated. Under the SGA, a…

Applying the band of reasonable responses test to a dismissal

August 26 2015 The Court of Appeal has held that a senior employee who had 34 years' unblemished service before being summarily dismissed for gross misconduct was…

Agency workers’ rights in relation to internal vacancies

September 22 2015 The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, whilst an agency worker had the right to information on vacancies, when filling a vacancy the…

Platini’s verbal own goal

December 29 2015 There have been a number of famous historical quotes about the strength and honour of a verbal agreement including: An honest man’s word is as good…

Autumn Statement 2016 and Written Ministerial Statement on Improving Planning Performance

November 24 2016 The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, yesterday reiterated in the 2016 Autumn Statement that a new Housing White Paper will be being…

A Royal warning and the test for reasonableness

November 23 2016 In the recent case of Bandara v British Broadcasting Corporation (2016) the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered an Employment Tribunal’s…

Break clauses - How vacant do premises need to be?

November 18 2016 Preconditions to break clauses within leases are interpreted strictly and depending upon the wording clause, minor (and seemingly trivial) breaches…

Public Sector Land : Optimising opportunities

November 11 2016 Optimising development and land disposal opportunities on and around Public Sector Land In this Blog I further reiterate the points I made in my…

Implementation of changes to Tier 2 visas

November 7 2016 The most recent changes to Tier 2 visas have now been announced and will take effect from 24 November 2016. This is the first phase of changes to…