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Drug testing in the workplace: a warning for employers - The recent tribunal case of Ball v First Essex Buses Limited has demonstrated just how careful employers must be when conducting investigations and instigating disciplinary proceedings against employees who have fallen foul of a drugs test in the workplace.
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Scottish Land and Buildings Transaction Tax: changes from 25 January 2019 - <span>The Scottish government has approved plans to change Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) rates and bands for non- residential transactions and to increase the rate of the Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS).</span>
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#MeToo: Risks for liability insurers and their insureds - <span>One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.</span>
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Zero-hours contracts – common pitfalls for employers - &ldquo;Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,&rdquo; says Matthew Taylor, the government&rsquo;s lead reviewer of modern working practices.
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Property owner prosecuted for spread of Japanese knotweed - Bristol City Council has used its powers under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to prosecute a property owner for allowing the spread of invasive plant species Japanese knotweed.
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Press release: Shoosmiths corporate team advises on sale of recycling experts Valpak - The corporate team at Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Warwickshire-based environmental compliance experts Valpak on its sale to Telford-based Reconomy, the UK&rsquo;s leading provider of outsourced waste management and recycling services, for an undisclosed sum.
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Restrictive covenant modification also widens easement - The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has held that the modification of a restrictive user covenant authorised a corresponding change in the permitted use of a right of way.
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Press release: Shoosmiths real estate team advises on deal to bring hundreds of much needed homes to the West Midlands - The Birmingham-based real estate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has advised its long-standing client whg on its multi-million pound 400-home development in Walsall.
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An unsatisfactory side effect of disclaimer - A trustee in bankruptcy lost all rights to the proceeds of sale of a freehold property after he disclaimed title to it
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Press release: Shoosmiths corporate team recognised in The Legal 500 UK Awards - The corporate team at UK law firm Shoosmiths has beaten stiff competition to win the corporate and commercial firm (specialism) of the year (venture capital) at this year&rsquo;s The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.
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