Monthly Archives: April 2016

Big Brother is watching you….

. . .and, it seems, he may have every right to do so. . . If only it was that simple.  In fact, monitoring in the workplace (for example, CCTV and emails) raises a host of legal issues under: the … Continue reading

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Beware the Repair! – Top Tips for limiting your liability

About to take on a lease of commercial premises? Make sure you are aware of the repair liability you are taking on… An FRI lease is the abbreviated term for a lease which imposes full repairing and insuring obligations on the tenant, relieving the … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You: The Right to Rent Provisions

Aside from the future of the NHS, one of the major political causes in the public eye is that of border control. Recent legislation has drafted landlords into this particular battle with the Right to Rent provisions. These were introduced … Continue reading

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Panama: ‘to have and to hold, for richer for poorer’

Following the surge in publicity after the leak of information from the law firm Mossack Fonseca (aka the Panama Papers), David Cameron and his government are feeling pressure to be more transparent with their personal tax and financial affairs. It … Continue reading

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EU Brexit

With the UK’s future within the EU due to be decided by a referendum on Thursday 23 June 2016, many business owners are starting wonder what implications a possible “Brexit” may have for their business. But just how are we … Continue reading

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The call for transparency: The new PSC register

  What is the PSC register? As of 6 April 2016, it is a legal requirement for all companies and LLPs to keep and maintain a register of ‘Persons with Significant Control’ over the company/LLP. Initially the PSC register must … Continue reading

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It’s now or never (if time is of the essence)

Time is always an important factor in contractual relationships but when time is ‘of the essence’, it becomes critical. Does it matter? ‘Of the essence’ means that something is extremely important – therefore when time is expressed to be ‘of … Continue reading

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Beware of Varying a Contract

A contract can be varied either orally or in writing.  However, most contracts will contain what’s called a variation clause which will specify that any variation will only be valid if it is in writing and signed by the parties. … Continue reading

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Is an email exchange enough to vary an agreement?

Written commercial agreements are critical to the operation of businesses and are designed to give clarity and certainty to the parties regarding their rights and obligations in connection with the same. As such, ordinarily agreements of this nature contain a … Continue reading

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High Five – @Galeylad tackles 5 quick questions from @LawBlacks

Following Yorkshire CCC’s preseason tour out in the United Arad Emirates @LawBlacks caught up with the Yorkshire captain to get his exclusive take on England reaching the T20 World Cup final in India: @LawBlacks: All the talk this week has … Continue reading

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