Although the risks involved in oral contracts are common knowledge in the business community, it is amazing how often professionally drafted written agreements are unwisely dispensed with. In one case, the absence of formality in a multi-million-pound toy distribution deal led to a costly and
Josiah Hincks Solicitors are pleased to announce that Matthew Thom, the Resident Partner and family law solicitor in Blaby, has become a member of Resolution. Resolution recognises family lawyers who are committed to dealing with family disputes in a constructive manner. Resolution also promotes a
Neighbours engaged in boundary disputes would generally be wise to submit their differences to an independent expert for resolution, rather than fighting it out in court. However, as one High Court case underlined, it is important to remember that their decisions are final and binding,
Being appointed a partner in a professional firm is generally a cause for celebration – but the position is not without risks. In one case, however, the High Court found that partners in an insolvency practice were not liable to indemnify a salaried colleague against
Companies are legally responsible for the misdeeds of their workers – but only if they are committed in the course of their employment. In one case that strikingly made the point, a recruitment company was held not liable for catastrophic injuries inflicted by its managing
Please note that all of our offices will be closed from 5pm Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open on Tuesday 3rd January 2017. The Partners and all our staff wish you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
British public officials are renowned for their honesty – and that reputation was borne out by one case in which a local authority official went straight to the police after a contractor offered him a cash-filled envelope. The man was subsequently jailed for offering the bribe.
Within the Autumn Statement there are a number of changes to employment law of which employers should be aware. These include: New Limits for Salary Sacrifice Schemes From April 2017, a number of salary sacrifice schemes will no longer attract tax and National Insurance (NI)
In a landmark employment case that highlighted the continuing mismatch between the legalisation of same-sex marriage and Church of England doctrine, a tribunal ruled that a bishop was exempt from liability in respect of discrimination after he refused to license a gay cleric who had
One of the primary objectives of the justice system is to achieve finality in dispute resolution and, as one High Court case strikingly showed, judges are astute to prevent collateral attacks on contract arbitration awards by dissatisfied parties. The relevant arbitration concerned a contract by