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The recent case of Scottish Power v. BP shows that sometimes a court can ignore the plain language of a contract and place its own interpretation on a clause. This case concerned clauses limiting the liability of a party for breach of contract. The court determined that such clauses were too restrictive in light of the parties’ commercial intentions and considerations of fairness and just compensation to the injured party.
Joining us for a week back in June from Highbury Fields School, Hilal was bright and enthusiastic. Shadowing solicitors and our marketing manager, she saw a real insight into the inner workings of a London-based Law firm. We really enjoyed having her with us and we wish her the best of luck in the future and hope that she is able to pursue her dream of becoming a legal professional, specialising in EU Law.
Fraud Prevention service CIFAS Internal Fraud Database, found that 63% of all fraud recorded and confirmed with them in 2014, were Employment Application Frauds. This includes giving false information regarding an individual’s employment history, qualifications and criminal record.
We have the pleasure of exhibiting at the Property Investor and Homebuyers Show this year at ExCel London on the 9th and 10th October!
Aimed at Investors and homeowners/homebuyers, the show will prove very useful to those looking for services associated with buying a property.
There has been much litigation on the equitable remedy of ‘set-off’. The typical scenario involves a tenant seeking to withhold rent because the landlord has breached one (or more) of his obligations in the lease. So is the tenant allowed to do this?
Facebook is reported as having 1.44 billion monthly active users, and Twitter some 302 million active users. LinkedIn is currently reported as having 364 million users.
Social Media is a wide-reaching tool that can be extremely advantageous to businesses.
· But what happens when employees take social media into their own hands and make your business look bad?
The Court of Justice of the European Union has held that if you are a mobile or home worker, then the time spent travelling to your first or last appointment of the day IS considered to be time working for the purposes of the Working Time Directive.
In order to protect your brand from erosion by similar but inferior products it is not enough to register a trademark. If you have developed a unique offering and gained a loyal following, competitors may attempt to siphon off your customer base by promoting their businesses in ways confusingly similar to your own.
What is the legal status of children following the death of one parent and the re-marriage of the other? If there is no Will in place then upon the death of the surviving parent who has remarried and under the Rules of Intestacy, the first £250,000 of the estate plus personal belongings would pass to their new spouse. The spouse or civil partner will also receive half of the balance of the estate if it is worth over £250,000. The remaining
Is your lease clear and unambiguous as to the recoverability of your lawyer’s legal costs?
These were the words Lord Justice Taylor echoed when considering the case of Plantation Wharf Management Company Ltd v Jackson and another .
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, gave his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8th July.
This stated that the 2015 Budget will be one "for working people," it is a Budget that "sets out a plan for Britiain for the next 5 years to keep moving fro a low wage, high tax, high welfare economy; to the higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country we intend to create."