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This response considers employee status from an employment law perspective, rather than from a tax or commercial perspective.When an employer wishes...
5th Dec
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It is not clear from your query whether the contract in question is a contract of service (ie an employment contract), or a contract for services....
5th Dec
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The Northern Ireland Protocol (the Protocol) is contained in the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...
4th Dec
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As of exit day (11pm on 31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal...
4th Dec
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Formalities for a deedThe following are the necessary requirements for a deed:•it must be in writing•it must make it clear that it is intended to be a...
Produced in partnership with Lynne Counsell of 9 Stone Buildings 4th Dec
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From 9 January 2016, all businesses that sell goods or services online must provide on their website a link to the EU Commission’s ODR platform (as...
3rd Dec
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The following key legislation should be considered when traders are dealing with a consumer:•Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015)•Alternative Dispute...
3rd Dec
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This Q&A relates to consumer customers and the business concerned in this Q&A is not in a regulated area such as financial services.Consumer Contracts...
3rd Dec
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The Alternative Dispute Resolution for Consumer Disputes (Competent Authorities) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/542 (the Consumer ADR Regulations) came...
3rd Dec
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As a starting point, it will be necessary to check industry specific regulations and any guidance applicable to the business and to consider any Trade...
3rd Dec
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
3rd Dec
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In the absence of any agreed definition, where the phrase 'consequential loss' (or 'indirect loss') is used in a commercial contract, it has generally...
Produced in partnership with Coral Peutrill of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 3rd Dec
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
3rd Dec
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What is the doctrine of frustration?If the contract does not include a force majeure clause or it does but the applicable force majeure event is not...
3rd Dec
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Traders seeking to rely on force majeure provisions in their contracts with consumers for delays in performance caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19),...
3rd Dec
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We do not carry a definition of ‘material breach’ per se, as a definition of such term would have to be individually drafted to reflect the detail of...
3rd Dec
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Is there a force majeure event?In English law, the expression ‘force majeure’ does not refer to a legal doctrine. Instead, the expression ‘force...
3rd Dec
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A counterparts clause is a common boilerplate clause which provides that the parties to an agreement may execute separate copies of it, rather than...
3rd Dec

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