An engineering company’s failure to undertake a correct risk assessment of its working practices led to two of its employees suffering life threatening injuries from chemical burns and the company being fined £150,000.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has estimated that legal disputes are costing small businesses more than £11.5 billion annually.
Buy-to-let landlords who are considering transferring their property interests into a limited company set-up, would be well advised to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of doing so before taking such a step.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has successfully taken legal action to protect its intellectual property rights, after a Canadian company tried to use the ‘Defender’ name on its range of off-road vehicles in Europe.
Two directors have been granted permission by an Employment Tribunal to bring a case for unfair dismissal against a company controlled by the former Secretary of State for Health, Stephen Dorrell.
New home buyers are being warned to carefully check the small print of their contracts, after a prospective buyer found that he would be banned from parking his commercial van on his own driveway.
A former judge and her husband faked a Will so that they could get their hands on property belonging to a distant relative they had never even met.
We often use the phrase ‘my word is my bond’ to indicate the binding nature of a verbal agreement, however the perils of relying on words alone have recently been highlighted in a dispute relating to the sale of land.
A long-running inheritance dispute, involving three animal charities and a disinherited daughter, is finally nearing an end, following a recent Supreme Court hearing.
Many people’s New Year resolutions don’t even make it to the end of January – pledges to cut down on chocolates or to start going to the gym are well-meant but are rarely followed through.