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The severity of the winter weather has prevented many employees from getting to work -   leaving employers under resourced and potentially out of pocket.
A director’s duty of confidentiality can be expressed in a contract of employment or implied by law. Section 172 Companies Act 2006 states that a director is under a duty to avoid conflicts of interest, in particular the exploitation of any property, information or opportunity. In addition to this, a non-contractual duty of confidentiality may be imposed by equity whenever a director receives information he knows or ought to know is to be regarded as confidential.
 
At times in this post-Jackson world, it has felt like the solicitor’s profession is under attack from all sides. But, argues Rachel Crookes, there are numerous tactics practitioners can use to stay ahead in the conduct of litigation.
From the 4 December 2014 revised rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) in respect of residential property will be charged based on the proportion of the purchase price which falls within each of the new SDLT bands as follows:-
In the countdown to Christmas, understanding the impact of a landmark Employment Appeal Tribunal will be critical to employers in sectors where staff traditionally work overtime during the festive period – for example retail, hospitality ...
Two members from hlw Keeble Hawson’s Sheffield office have successfully completed the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) Education Course.
Previously anyone could obtain access to a company’s register of shareholders. However, the continuous abuse of access to the statutory register of shareholders resulted in tighter legislative controls governed by the Companies Act 2006 (...
A landmark ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal has widespread financial implications for all companies paying overtime to their staff.
hlw Keeble Hawson's expertise, knowledge and excellent advice has been acknowledged in this year's Chambers Legal Guide where the firm has been awarded four Band 2 listings - with 12 lawyers singled out as 'notable practitioners'...
hlw Keeble Hawson invites you to a seminar about protecting and managing your online brand and reputation.
A Retention of Title (ROT) clause is commonly used by suppliers to ensure that they can get their goods or money back if a customer goes out of business.
Any business which sells products or services to consumers on-line, by telephone or via mail order must be implementing new changes to laws on distance selling to avoid the risk of fines up to £5,000.