Monthly Archives: September 2015

Beware Of Your Continuing Liabilities

In the recent case of The Northampton Regional Livestock Centre Company Limited v Cowling & Another, the Court of Appeal found that a partner who had been unaware of the wrongful conduct of one of his partners was still jointly … Continue reading

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Drafting a new policy? How will you implement it?

The recent decision of Newbound v Thames Water [2015] has shed light on how far an employer must go to introduce a new policy to their workforce. The case itself concerned an employee, Mr Newbound, who had worked at Thames … Continue reading

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Kickstarter – Putting the Boot In

Kickstarter is probably the best-known crowdfunding platform in the world, providing a mechanism to finance thousands of creative projects. For those who haven’t come into contact with crowdfunding, it works like this: creators will propose projects for which they are … Continue reading

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There is no smoke without fire

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 will be coming into force on 1 October 2015 (“the Regulations”). The Regulations follow a consultation by the Government about the conditions of property in the private rented sector. Who do … Continue reading

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The Legal 500 UK 2015; Year on year Blacks continues to shine

Building on Blacks’ success in The Legal 500 rankings of last year, no less than nine of our practice areas have been recognised and twelve of our individual team members mentioned personally. The Legal 500 is an independent guide published … Continue reading

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Scambusters : forged documents and evidence

The legal system prefers to hold the admirable point of view that evidence is genuine and everything said on oath is true. In the majority of cases this is more or less true, give or take a little mis-remembering in … Continue reading

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Dress Codes, Jilbabs and Indirect Religious Discrimination

Religion is one of the nine ‘protected characteristics’ covered by the Equality Act 2010, which implements the Equal Treatment Framework Directive 2000/78/EC. This prohibits harassment and direct/indirect discrimination in respect of religion or belief of both job applicants and those … Continue reading

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