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Driven Mad by Unsolicited Texts? Your Complaints Will Be Heard!

Unsolicited text messages and emails are a modern scourge. However, one case in which a company was fined £70,000 in respect of 2.2 million direct marketing texts sent in little more than six months showed that complaints from the public will not go unheard. The company specialised in generating ‘leads’ and ‘matching’ those in need of...

High Court Blocks Conversion of Commercial Units into Homes

National planning policies recognise that there is little point retaining commercial buildings that can neither be sold nor let. However, in a ruling of interest to property professionals, the High Court blocked plans for business units in the midst of an area famed for artisan workshops to be converted into homes. Developers had been granted consent to build...

Employers Must Be Proactive To Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks

In an important test case concerning a bus driver who claimed to have been forced to work eight-hour shifts without a break, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has warned employers that they are required to take a proactive approach to compliance with the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). The man’s working day was fixed at eight and a half hours on the...

Taking on a New Employee? Have You Checked Their Credentials?

As any sensible employer knows, it is essential to check workers’ credentials before taking them on, particularly if they will be handling money. In one case where that did not happen, a company employed a crooked accountant who had fraud convictions and who proceeded to help himself to almost £650,000. The small but successful company was unaware that the...

Liability for Damage to Sea-Borne Cargoes – Court of Appeal Test Case

In a test case of importance to those involved in the international trade in perishable goods, the Court of Appeal has given guidance on the correct interpretation of the Hague Rules – the international convention which for almost 100 years has regulated liabilities in respect of damage to sea-borne cargoes. The case concerned nine consignments of Colombian...