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Insurance Brokers Cleared in Factory Fire Claim

A burgeoning waste recycling company which turned out to be grossly under-insured following a devastating fire at its factory has failed to convince the High Court that the brokers who arranged the cover were negligent. The company had achieved spectacular success in the four years prior to the blaze, its turnover having risen from just £3.2 million to £16.8...

Time Off to Accompany a Pregnant Woman to Ante-Natal Appointments

From 1 October 2014, an expectant father or the partner (including a same sex partner) of a pregnant woman will be entitled to take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to up to two of her ante-natal appointments. The time off is capped at six and a half hours for each appointment. An employer is not entitled to ask for any evidence of the ante-natal...

Company Owners – Tax Authorities Are Watching You!

In a reminder to entrepreneurs that the tax authorities are wide awake and alert to accounting discrepancies, a businessman who under-declared his dividends on the mistaken basis that his wife owned 25 per cent of his company has been hit with a substantial retrospective Income Tax bill. The businessman was the registered owner of 50 per cent of the shares;...

Executives Who Corrupted Public Officials Pay Price

Any company engaged in international trade should take note of a case in which two senior executives were jailed for their involvement in bribing corrupt foreign officials in an attempt to protect an export market worth $170 million. The two men worked for a company which exported a fuel additive to a south-east Asian country. The additive had been largely...

Plastic Cupcake Stands Focus of Bitter eBay Dispute

Auctions website eBay is well known to be a battleground of fierce competition but rival sellers of plastic cupcake stands have fallen out so badly that they have taken their trade dispute to the High Court. Company A had only recently begun marketing its stands online when a competitor, company B, complained to eBay that registered design rights which protected...