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Who’s afraid of the White Van Man? - Achieving a balance on development user restrictions

United Kingdom - February 9 2018 House builders are often accused of abusing their dominant bargaining position when selling new homes, a typical example being the imposition of user

Disability: are you in the know?

United Kingdom - February 15 2018 When considering if an employee is disabled, employers should not rely on just one piece of evidence. In a recent case, an employee who had a variety

How should hospitality managers and property owners handle property damage caused by guests?

United Kingdom - January 16 2014 In the first instance it is prudent to ensure that insurance cover is in place for the property and liability risks concerned be it a major event to

Hacking and theft: the dark side of Blockchain

Global, United Kingdom - January 22 2018 While the popularity of cryptocurrencies shows no sign of abating - Morgan Stanley estimates that $2 billion was invested with expert hedge funds

Bird flu prevention zone extended to cover whole of England

United Kingdom - February 15 2018 The Food Standards Agency (FSA) which is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK has advised that the bird flu prevention zone has

The twitch to switch: BT unable to change index from RPI to CPI under pension scheme rules

United Kingdom - February 20 2018 BT’s efforts to switch from RPI to CPI under the pension scheme’s rules, which would reduce its £14bn deficit, have been rejected. In the recent case

Contingent Provable Debts in Bankruptcies

United Kingdom - February 20 2018 What happens if a debtor is made bankrupt after a creditor has issued debt recovery proceedings? A bankruptcy debt is any debt that the bankrupt owed

The Belt & Road Initiative: the largest infrastructure programme of the 21st century?

China, United Kingdom - February 19 2018 The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI), unveiled in 2013 and hailed as China’s visionary answer to the Silk Road, aims to improve connectivity between 65

All fired up: destroyed hotel not covered by insurance policy

United Kingdom - February 19 2018 The Star and Garter Hotel, which was destroyed in a fire in 2010, has been found to have breached its insurance policy and is now liable to pay for

Actions speak louder than words: making oral changes to a written contract

United Kingdom - February 19 2018 The Court of Appeal recently supported a defendant company over changes to a contract that were made orally rather than in writing in MWB Business