Turbervilles Business Newsletter - Winter 2011


Welcome to our Winter Newsletter.

In this edition, we look at why it may be possible for firms to make a profit when pursuing payment of overdue invoices.

A firm of surveyors must pay £18m after giving negligent advice, and five directors have found themselves in court after failing to keep company records.

Changes to the agency worker regulations have come into effect, and we look at how age related employment claims are on the increase. We also examine a case in which the TUPE regulations did not apply during the transfer of care home services.

We see how having the correct training and legal procedures in place helped a firm avoid prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive after a child was injured in an accident.

The Supreme Court says common sense is needed when interpreting disputed clauses in contracts, and we see why mistakes can be costly when drawing up deeds.

There are new proposals to allow more companies to avoid audits, and a new law has come into effect that will help small firms to protect their patent and design rights.

We look at how the demand for rented accommodation is outstripping supply.

We hope you find these articles interesting. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like more information about the issues they raise, or any other legal issue affecting you or your business.

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