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Limitation periods: what they are, why they matter and how to avoid their unpleasant consequences

Nigel Adams
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Limitation periods arise out of a group of statutory rules (the Limitation Act 1980) which create deadlines for various types of claim to be brought at Court.  The applicable time limits vary as between different types of claim, but the purpose behind...

Limitation periods: what they are, why they matter and how to avoid their unpleasant consequences

Nigel Adams
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Limitation periods arise out of a group of statutory rules (the Limitation Act 1980) which create deadlines for various types of claim to be brought at Court.  The applicable time limits vary as between different types of claim, but the purpose behind...

Employee Ownership Trusts: an alternative to a company exit

Richard Pull
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There is growing interest among company owners in considering a sale to an employee ownership trust (EOT) in order to realise value locked up in the business, whilst retaining overall ownership in a trust on behalf of all employees. In order to encourage...

Social media in the workplace - Katee Dias has provided her employment law tips in a 2 minute video

Katee Dias
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"As an employment lawyer I am seeing more enquiries from clients in regards to social media related issues, in particular from employers who are considering dismissing an individual for social media misuse. My new two minute video explains the...

Are you ready? Regulatory reform continues in the Private Rented Sector

Lauren Fitzpatrick
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Landlords in the private rented sector have seen a raft of regulatory changes following the introduction of the Deregulation Act 2015.  Many landlords have adapted to those changes already but the regulatory landscape continues to evolve. This...

Tree Preservation Orders - ignore them at your peril

Dominic Whelan
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This article first appeared in Estates Gazette , 6  July 2019. Who would think that pruning a tree could trigger a claim under the Proceeds of Crime Act? Certainly not the homeowner in Canford Cliffs, near Poole in Dorset who was...

Landlords, operators and the inherent tension in the Electronic Communications Code 2017

Susie Prowse
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With mobile connectivity an increasingly critical part of modern life and business, the Electronic Communications Code both replaces the 1984 Telecommunications Code, and aims to facilitate the expansion of the mobile phone network, particularly the...

Take care when terminating your construction contract: a cautionary tale

Kieran Fano
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The High Court recently handed down judgment in the case of Green Deal Marketing Southern Limited v Economy Energy Trading Limited [2019], a case which turned on whether the defendant energy suppliers, E was within in its rights to terminate its contract...

Can you copyright a new dish?

Paul Herbert
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A version of this article first appeared in Big Hospitality . Chefs like to lay claim to having created certain dishes, but is it possible for them to copyright a dish to stop their peers from reproducing it? The short answer is no. Recipes are an...

Sexual harassment in the hospitality industry: how to protect staff and avoid liability

Emily Kearsey
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In the wake of #MeToo, the prevalence of sexual harassment has been laid bare, from boardrooms down to shop floors and from multinational listed companies to charities and independents. This movement has exposed the fact that sexual harassment in the...

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