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Who owns the float?

United Kingdom - July 20 2011 The issue regarding float comes down to the question of whether, if the Contractor has built float into his programme, the Employer should get the benefit of it even if any Employer-related delay occurs (such as variationsadditional work being instructed

Re-attaching executed signature pages guidance

United Kingdom - September 11 2009 Our e-update of 3 April 2009 referred to the recent Mercury case, which concerned the re-attachment of signature pages to modified deeds under English law

Working north of the border key differences between JCT and SBCC contracts

United Kingdom - July 15 2011 The aim of the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC) in its standard form contracts is to create as much uniformity across the UK as possible, adopting the JCT forms wherever possible

The UK Bribery Act 2010 v Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977: how different are they and should your business be concerned?

United Kingdom, USA - April 23 2010 Although the new UK Bribery Act 2010 (the "Bribery Act") is similar in many respects to the existing anti-bribery provisions of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (as amended) ("FCPA"), overall, the Bribery Act is considered to be broader and more robust than the FCPA

An accident weighting to happen

United Kingdom - February 21 2013 The 2012 Northern Irish case of Morrow v Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council 2012 NIQB 50 serves as an important reminder of the inherent

Is travelling time working time?

European Union - August 3 2015 That sounds like it should be an easy question to answer, but as many of our readers know from experience, that's not always the case. It is a

Regulator issues more daily fines over auto-enrolment and revises estimate of SMEs due to auto-enrol to 1.8m

United Kingdom - July 28 2015 Following our recent update on The Pensions Regulator's compliance and enforcement work on auto-enrolment, it has published some wider findings on

Bringing private fund limited partnerships into the 21st century

United Kingdom - July 28 2015 The UK limited partnership ("LP") is the standard structure for European private equity and venture capital funds. The LP in the UK is regulated by

HMRC online filing regime for employee benefit schemes: revised deadline 4 August 2015

United Kingdom - July 23 2015 Further to our recent update on the online filing regime for employee benefit schemes, HMRC's ERS online service has encountered some technical

Avoiding future family business conflicts

United Kingdom - July 15 2015 The business decisions we take with the best of intentions sometimes have unexpected consequences. That does not mean that we should not have made