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The Defamation Act 2013 - will it make a difference?

The Defamation Act came into force on 1 January 2014. This new Act will only apply to offences occurring after the commencement date.

Sean Crotty
Sean Crotty Partner

Procurement challenge analysis

2013 bucked trends in that it didn't see a significant increase in challenges being brought against procurement decisions of contracting authorities.

Martin Vincent
Martin Vincent Partner

Do you know which jurisdiction governs your contract?

In a recent case the High Court held that where a contract did not specify the jurisdiction in which any dispute about the contract should be…

Employee shareholder status

The Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 introduced 'employee shareholder' status whereby employees give up certain employment rights for shares.

Sarah Walton
Sarah Walton Partner

Enforceability of restrictive covenants in sale agreements

When is a restriction too restrictive? A recent judgment found that non-compete covenants in a share sale agreement did not amount to a restraint of…

Employee shareholders and share buybacks

The Government is looking to make recruitment more attractive to small-medium sized businesses through the introduction of ‘employee shareholder’…

Chasing debts and harassment claims

In these uncertain times, traders & directors must do everything in their power to ensure that their businesses do not get affected by economic…

Roddy Macleod
Roddy Macleod Partner

Limitation matters - or does it?

It may seem to defendants that courts no longer consider the issue to be important and that the chances of succeeding with a limitation defence are…

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