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Tenant’s fit-out works: whose risk? whose insurance?
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 13 2011

An agreement for lease or a licence to alter often allows for fit-out works to be carried out by the tenant.

Unfair dismissal driving without a licence
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 5 2011

Mr Atkinson and his colleague Mr Morrison were HGV drivers for Wincanton.

Driving HGV without a licence dismissal was fair
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • August 25 2011

Mr Atkinson and Mr Marrison were employed by Wincanton plc (“Wincanton”) as HGV drivers.

Dismissal for driving without a licence was fair
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2011

The EAT has overturned a tribunal decision that two lorry drivers were unfairly dismissed for continuing to drive after their HGV licences had expired (Wincanton plc v Atkinson and another).

A compliant nuisance?
  • Morton Fraser
  • United Kingdom
  • July 29 2011

The English High Court has issued an important judgement on whether compliance with environmental permits can constitute a defence to a claim of nuisance.

New ruling on nuisance
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2011

How does the law react when residents complain of a nuisance caused by a nearby industrial neighbour?

Nuisance claim needs negligence in order to succeed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2011

In a lengthy Judgment delivered on 19th April the Technology & Construction Court rejected a claim for nuisance brought by homeowners against Biffa Waste Services Ltd in respect of odours arising from a neighbouring landfill site at Ware in Hertfordshire.

Solicitors’ negligence
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 15 2011

Whilst the defendant was in breach of duty in its drafting of a distribution agreement which failed to cover licensing of intellectual property rights, the defects in the intellectual property rights clause did not cause the claimant any loss.

Damages due for dead star’s performance
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2010

The Times Newspaper may have to pay damages of up to £150,000 after a ruling by the High Court that it infringed the copyright in recordings of, and the performers' rights in relation to performances at a 1969 Jimi Hendrix concert.

RIBA 2010 - key changes
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2010

In June 2010 RIBA published a new set of Standard Conditions of Appointment for use by consultants on construction projects.