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18 Jun 2018

The distinction between contracts of service and contracts for services may appear a fine one, but it can have crucial tax implications. The point was made by one case in which a company through...

14 Jun 2018

Obtaining services via a mobile phone app is certainly convenient and cost effective, but there are times when it is essential for customers to be able to speak to a real person. The Court of...

14 Jun 2018

Planning enforcement notices must be obeyed, but what happens if compliance is simply not feasible? The High Court tackled that issue in a case concerning an extension to a £1.85 million...

13 Jun 2018

There can hardly be a more burning issue in employment law and, in upholding a plumber’s claim that he fell into the latter category, the Supreme Court has imposed vital restraints on the so...

13 Jun 2018

Self-employed or worker? There can hardly be a more burning issue in employment law and, in upholding a plumber’s claim that he fell into the latter category, the Supreme Court has imposed...

13 Jun 2018

There have been a number of recent cases looking at the precise nature of the employment status of those working for employers who like their operatives to appear to clients as their...

13 Jun 2018

Local housing authorities work under intense pressure with limited resources and it is sadly not a rare event for them to breach the legal duties they owe to homeless people in need. However, as a...

11 Jun 2018

It is hardly surprising that parents whose children are taken into care often feel that an injustice has been done and might wish to tell the world about it. However, as one High Court case showed...

11 Jun 2018

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has, since 1975, helped to resolve some of Britain’s...

08 Jun 2018

When considering whether an English court is the appropriate forum in which to resolve international commercial disputes, achieving the ends of justice is usually the ultimate deciding factor....

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