Keyword search Enter keyword Select practice area Select practice area Commercial contracts Banking and finance Construction and engineering Conveyancing Corporate Data protection Debt recovery Employment EU and competition law Insurance Intellectual property Litigation and disputes Pensions Planning Private wealth Property litigation Real estate Regulatory and compliance Restructuring and insolvency Tax Technology Clear [x] Government plans to tackle pension scams19-01-2017This article explores the joint consultation issued by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Treasury (HMT) regarding plans to tackle pension scams.Pension Schemes: Pension Protection Fund Levy Determination 2017/1818-01-2017This update looks at the Pension Protection Fund Levy determination for the PPF Levy Year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. Financial penalties in the employment tribunal: set to rise?18-01-2017Just £17,704 has been paid by losing employers in financial penalties since they were introduced to employment tribunals in 2014. However, this could be about to change.Mid-market corporate finance - a look ahead at 201717-01-2017This article will look at market trends which we expect to impact the mid-market in the year ahead.New Year strike action: Would the Trade Union Act help?17-01-2017As tube strikes make headlines and the on-going Southern rail dispute continues to impact passengers you may be wondering what became of the government's much publicised changes to trade union laws?Should UK employers follow France's lead in switching off out of hours?17-01-2017Technology now enables us to work, respond to emails or take calls out of office hours far more easily. The negatives of this 'always on' culture are starting to be recognised; how should employers respond? You've been framed16-01-2017A landlord was not entitled to charge tenants the costs of replacing wooden window frames with metal ones merely because a small number of them required minor repairs.Pensions: IORP II and the elephant in the room13-01-2017After almost two years of negotiation, the revised European Union Directive on the Activities and Supervision of Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP II) comes into effect today. Late payment reporting regulations identify good payers10-01-2017This article looks at the draft regulations for limited liability partnerships and companies known as the Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulations, 2017.The year ahead for HR: 2017 changes at a glance06-01-2017Employment law never stands still and the coming year will see some significant changes. Here is our guide to developments to prepare for in 2017. Incomplete contracts - can implied terms fill the gap?06-01-2017The Court of Appeal has held that gaps in contracts cannot be filled by implied terms, where a contract would otherwise be unenforceable because of a failure between the parties to agree an essential term.Gender pay reporting checklist: decisions to be made now06-01-2017Mandatory gender pay gap reporting legislation comes into force on 6 April 2017 and applies to private and voluntary sector organisations with 250 or more employees. Is your business ready?Pre-nups for wealth protection given further boost06-01-2017Prenuptial agreements (Pre-Nup's) as a tool for wealth protection have been given a further boost by the court with the Family Court recently holding parties to the terms of their Pre Nup where the marriage ended after just 12 weeks.Government confirms initiatives to bolster the supply of housing05-01-2017The government has confirmed this week that thousands of homes will be built for first time buyers.When does a land contract need to comply with section 2?05-01-2017A contract concerning a disposition of land does not need to comply with section 2 where it effects an immediate disposition.Contract drafting and the impact on disputes05-01-2017This article looks at the case of First Personnel Services Limited and Halfords Limited, 2016.Pricing Practices Guidelines: regulator sword or business shield?04-01-2017This article looks at the non-statutory guidelines on pricing practices published by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and discusses whether they act as a sword for the regulator or a shield for businesses.