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High Court orders petitioner's purchase of 50% shareholding in company in unfair prejudice petition

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In the trial of an unfair prejudice petition, the High Court has found that the actions of the first respondent represented the clearest possible breach of directors' fiduciary and statutory duties, and ordered that the petitioner purchase the first respondent's shares. More …

How to protect against misuse of commercially-sensitive information

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Protecting trade secrets and confidential information is crucial and what steps can employers take to prevent staff from misusing commercially-sensitive information? More …

References: What you need to know

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When either providing or asking for a reference it's important to consider the key points made by the new Acas guidance. More …

The "after party" – could employers be liable for what goes on?

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With employers planning Christmas parties, or indeed any kind of "works do", we look at a case where the employer was held vicariously liable for an employee's actions when those at the office party moved on to another venue where a fight broke out. More …

Taxing termination payments – six months on

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Are you using the new mandatory calculation when establishing what part of a termination payment is taxable? Six months on, are there still areas that you, your managers or your payroll colleagues find confusing? We guide you through some common issues. More …