Adjudication for the Process Industry

(Should s105 of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act (1996) be revised?) Peter Phillips & Martin Green Introduction: In the late nineties, the UK building and construction industry was... Read more

Shared Parental Leave - Part 1

Shared Parental Leave (SPL) came into force on 5 April 2015 in the UK and enables parents to share childcare responsibilities during the first year of their child’s life. SPL is not a new concept but... Read more

DPAs Don’t Come Cheap

First Judgment reveals factors that a court may use in DPA approval – AND –comments on adequate procedures The long awaited first DPA has come with a hefty price tag after ICMB Standard Bank agreed... Read more

Directors' Duties: Scope of the Proper Purpose Doctrine

Eclairs Group Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc; Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc [2015] UKSC 71 Although the Supreme Court decided that the proper purpose rule applied to an article provision which... Read more

December 2015 - Mulled Wine and Misconduct!

The first DPA secured – just what the SFO wanted from Father Christmas

Christmas has come early for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as it is expected that the first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) will be officially agreed on Monday 30 November 2015. Read more

How to Master Negotiation Launch Speeches

The tragic death of Phil Hughes: A Forensic Pathologist’s Insight

The tragic death of the Australian international cricketer, Phillip Hughes, occurred in November last year. He died after being struck to the side of the neck whilst attempting to hook a short... Read more

October/November 2015 - Grandparents to share parental leave

Working holidays: a dangerous culture?

Now that many workers’ smartphones connect them with their office inbox 24/7, the boundary between time off and work is increasingly blurred. The norm seems to be to check work emails whilst on... Read more

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