February 2013 Archive

Employers should review their dress codes

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently gave its decision in the cases of Eweida and Chaplin v UK. More …

Break Notices on retail leases: getting them right!

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The ability for a retailer to terminate a lease by exercising a break option has always been a very important tool. More …

Insurers recovering costs

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Following the cancellation of a substantial number of flights, travel insurers paid out a fortune. Has the European Court given insurers an opportunity to now recover that cost? More …

Family: Your business

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During the last decade or so there have been three court decisions which have impacted upon the business client, generally to their advantage. More …

Are children's voices heard in family court proceedings?

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Funding cuts could silence the voices of some of our most vulnerable children in our family courts. More …

Allergy, intolerance and the labelling of "gluten free" foods

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People with food allergies have to be extremely careful about what they eat. Food labelling is very important to these people because the consequences of eating the food they are allergic to could be very serious. More …

Decision to grant injunction was inappropriate in the circumstances

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More and more employees carry out work outside of the traditional office environment and technology such as mobile phones and laptops, and more recently smart phones and tablet computers, allow access to confidential information in almost any location. More …

Council could justify requirement for Christian care worker to work on Sundays

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The recent EAT decision in Mba v Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Merton did not attract quite the same amount of media interest as that of Eweida but it makes interesting reading nevertheless. More …

ACAS identifies the key workplace issues for the year ahead

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There seems to be no end in sight to the difficult economic climate and inflation continues to exceed pay awards. ACAS has identified pay and wage demands as a key area for tensions between employers and employees in the coming year. More …

Legal requirements of charity fundraisers

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Professional fundraisers can produce a valuable source of income for charities. However, as with any commercial arrangement there are risks. Donations hinge on reputation and profile, any adverse publicity can have long term consequences for both parties. More …