Business Law

March 24, 2022

Criminal Defence Costs Incurred Solely for Purposes of Trade

Only expenses that are incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of trade can be deducted from a business’s tax liabilities. That…

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March 15, 2022

Internet Piracy – Gaming Giant Nintendo Granted Websites Blocking Order

Companies that spend vast sums on developing products have every right to feel aggrieved when they are subjected to wholesale internet piracy….

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March 11, 2022

Fear of COVID-19 is Not a Philosophical Belief

A fear of contracting COVID-19 or infecting others with the virus is both worthy of respect and readily understandable. However, an Employment…

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March 7, 2022

Employers are Generally Entitled to Fruits of Their Employees’ Creativity

Inventive employees can find it galling that copyright in their creative works generally belongs not to them but to their employers. As…

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March 4, 2022

This is What Can Happen If You Fail to Keep Proper Tax Records

Keeping proper tax records may be time consuming and laborious, but a failure to do so can have disastrous consequences in the…

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March 1, 2022

Workplace Relationships Broken Down? Always Avoid a Knee-Jerk Response

Where irresolvable differences of opinion render an employment relationship entirely unworkable, dismissal may be justified. However, as one case showed, a knee-jerk…

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Director Held Personally Liable for Multi-Million-Pound Missing Trader Fraud

Where a company becomes involved in the fraudulent evasion of tax, the corporate veil will rarely protect its directors from personal liability….

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February 24, 2022

When it Comes to Corporate Takeovers, Judges Have Shareholders’ Backs

Some corporate takeovers are controversial while others are not, but, either way, judges perform a vital role in ensuring that every shareholder…

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February 18, 2022

Ticket Touts Cannot Justify the Unjustifiable – Landmark Court of Appeal Ruling

Illegal ticket touts who contend that their crimes are victimless are seeking to justify the unjustifiable. The Court of Appeal made that point…

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February 15, 2022

Redundancy Selection – Subjective Performance Assessment is Not Enough

Conducting a fair redundancy process requires a careful, almost forensic approach and it is almost never good enough for employers to rely…

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