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Case Report: The Guarantee/Indemnity Distinction

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This case highlights the importance of the distinction between primary and secondary obligations in a contract of suretyship. More …

Blake Morgan crowned law firm of the year at Solent Deals Awards

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Leading law firm Blake Morgan is celebrating after retaining their title as Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Solent Deal Awards 2018. More …

When do directors contemplate the interests of a company’s creditors?

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All directors should be aware of the statutory and fiduciary duties that they owe to the company. The certain duties and responsibilities are listed at sections 171 to 177 of the Companies Act 2006 and include a duty to act in the company's best interests and promote its success. More …

It pays to have good faith in commercial contracts

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The High Court has recently provided guidance on a good faith clause in a contract with respect to a claim involving the use of a contracting party's data in the context of establishing a competing business. More …

OwnershIP - The Intellectual Property roundup from Blake Morgan

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Blake Morgan's Intellectual Property team are delighted to share their inaugural Magazine, OwnershIP. Click to read more and download your copy. More …

EAT confirms voluntary overtime payable in holiday pay

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now ruled that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay if it is paid sufficiently regularly to amount to normal pay. Our expert explains the impact this will have on employers. More …

ET fees ruled unlawful – what next for employers?

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Our employment expert considers some of the further detail of the Supreme Court's ruling to make employment tribunal fees unlawful, the implications this will have for employers and what to take into consideration going forward. More …

Could poppy seeds lead to you failing a drug test at work?

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Angela Rippon hit the headlines when she tested positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bread, Rebecca Ireland, outlines what HR professionals should consider if drug testing is carried out in the workplace. More …

FCA urges Financial Services Firms to get on with preparations for the Senior Managers Regime

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The government have provided that by 2018 the Senior Managers Regime (SMR), Certification Regime (CR) and Conduct Rules will apply to all firms authorised by the FCA. More …

Sweet measures from Chancellor in the Sugar Tax Budget

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer may have grabbed headlines by declaring war on sugar in his Spring Budget – but there were also several sweeteners for businesses and individuals alike. More …