Commercial Organisations Face Tough New Bribery Law
The Bribery Bill had its third reading in the House of Lords on 08 February and now goes to the Commons for consideration. The purpose of the Bill is to provide a modern and ...
Construction Act amendments receive Royal Assent
On 12 November 2009 the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill (LDEDC Act 2009) received Royal Assent. When the Act comes into force it will amend the Co...
Length of service related pay schemes
As a result of the decision of the Court of Appeal handed down on 20 October 2009 in the case of Wilson v Health & Safety Executive, any business that operates pay scales based...
Supervision failure costs council
A county council was found negligent when a pupil was injured during a break at school when he was hit by a rock thrown by another pupil. The case turned on a simple point – ...
As anyone who has ever tried to collect a debt knows, there is a big difference between obtaining a judgment on the debt and obtaining payment.In difficult cases, one of the ways a...
Avoiding payment by Bankruptcy Plan fails
A husband who had himself declared bankrupt in order to avoid making a financial settlement to his ex-wife recently found his plan stymied by the court. The man had many business ...
Get ready for compulsory pensions
The Pensions Act 2008 contains provisions which will make it compulsory (from 2012) for an employer to enrol qualifying workers aged between 22 and the state pension age who earn m...
Charities hit as Tax Man moves goalposts
Charities which acquire buildings face an unexpected blow following the announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that a concession relating to property used for charitable pur...
Gullands in the community
Keen club cyclist, Spencer Stacey, who works in the Criminal Department, took part in a sponsored bike ride from Maidstone to Le Mans, over the weekend of Friday 11th to Monday 14t...
Beware the Law doesn’t let you have ‘both barrels’ If you operate or run a shoot on your land
There is a surprisingly large mass of legislation relating to, and regulating, shoots. Here I attempt a brief examination of some of the points that should be considered, some of ...