Calls for new legal definition after Premier League refs win in tax tribunal

A lobby group for freelance professionals has called for a new legal definition of self-employment after a group of football referees secured a tax tribunal victory over HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

‘Phoenixed’ company wound up in High Court

A ‘phoenixed’ company has been wound up just days after the Government announced a crack down on directors who deliberately liquidate companies to avoid their liabilities.

Premier League launches legal action against Middle Eastern piracy

The Premier League has taken steps to protect its lucrative TV rights deal in the Middle East, which is currently worth more than £400 million, by initiating legal action in Saudi Arabia against a pirate satellite broadcaster.

Clothing rivals Superdry and Jack Wills embroiled in copyright legal battle

Fashion chain Superdry is suing their rival and one of their former employees, after alleging they breached copyright laws over the design of a black padded jacket from its winter range.

Landlords urged to take note of new HMO rules ahead of 1 October deadline

New licensing rules due to take effect on Monday 1 October 2018 will require some 177,000 UK landlords to apply for House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences, it has been warned.

Gender pay gap reporting should be extended to SMEs, say MPs

All organisations with more than 50 employees should be forced to publish details of what they pay their male and female workers, it has been suggested.

Proposed laws to remove legal effect of contractual restrictions on invoice receivables

Proposed legislation presented to Parliament this week will stop large organisations placing unfair contractual restrictions on smaller suppliers.

Divorce rates for newlyweds half in last 25 years

According to new research, the number of newlywed couples divorcing after three years of marriage has dropped by half over the last 25 years.

Network Rail to ‘sell-off’ £1.46 billion worth of commercial property

In recent days, Network Rail has unveiled plans to downsize its substantial commercial property portfolio by ‘selling off’ as many as 5,200 commercial units.

National Wills Week: Three consequences of not having a will

There are several potential issues that can arise from not having a will, which can also be detrimental to loved ones; but still over 60 per cent of adults in the UK have resisted getting one. Awareness is important during National Wills Week; the impact of not having a valid will can be significant. Here…
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