With the end of the 2016/2017 tax year fast approaching (5th April) you might want to consider making the most of the certain reliefs or allowances before they are lost.
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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.
Losing the right to a statutory redundancy payment if there is an unreasonable refusal of suitable alternative employment is an issue that often crops up. We're regularly asked by employers as to what suitable alternative employment is; when an employee is entitled to refuse alternative employment; and in what circumstances redundancy entitlements can be withheld. A recent case gives some useful guidance.
The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has recently issued a useful decision in relation to NEC3 terms. The case provides a welcome guideline as to how far the obligation to act in the spirit of mutual trust and co-operation in NEC3 goes, and the importance of timescales set out in NEC contracts.
A recent English case, which attracted headlines across the media, has highlighted once again the differences in Scottish and English law in relation to divorce. These differences are significant, and in practice make it possible to be divorced sooner in Scotland than in England and Wales.
Friday night's World Cup qualifier between the Republic of Ireland and Wales took a turn for the worse in the 69th minute when Seamus Coleman (ROI and Everton) sustained a double fracture to his leg following a tackle. The challenge has since been widely criticised by football professionals and fans alike, with some calling it reckless and negligent. But what constitutes negligent, reckless play, in law?