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From 1 February 2016 the Right to Rent obligations under the Immigration Act 2014 will be extended to the whole of England.
Traders who fail to comply with the Regulations could be subject to Trading Standards civil enforcement action. Aside from the negative publicity this could attract, such action could result in a court order requiring compliance. Breach of such an order could be punishable with an unlimited fine or up to 2 years imprisonment.
These prestigious awards pay tribute to the people and firms who have, through the quality services they provide and their commitment to moving the legal sector forward, established themselves as thought leaders and assumed their position at the head of the legal pack.
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In a transaction backed by Graphite Capital, the leading mid-market private equity specialist, Pitmans LLP has advised the selling shareholders of Airbase Interiors Ltd on its acquisition by Aero Technics, a civil aircraft maintenance business focusing on cabin services. A complementary business, Airbase Interiors specialises in the manufacture, repair and dry cleaning of aircraft seats. Pitmans Corporate Partner Andrew Peddie and Pitmans Legal Director Mark Metcalfe advised the Airbase Interiors shareholders on the sale.
Pitmans Corporate Partner, Roger Gregory, recently acted for the management team on an MBO, backed by Inflexion Private Equity. This was the buy-out of the animal and crop health business from Franfurt-listed market research organisation GfK.
A recent Supreme Court decision has finally resolved an important point for those in the hospitality sector involved in the termination of a lease by way of break notice.
An efficient injection of information about some of the key issues you should consider when employing people. What are the minimum contractual terms you must provide and what are the crucial ones to protect your business interests?
The Sentencing Council's new guidelines will apply to health and safety, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene cases and it is coming into force on 1 February 2016 and will apply regardless of the date the offence was committed. The courts will be required to assess the overall seriousness of the offence based on the offender's culpability and the risk of serious harm irrespective of whether any harm was actually caused.
The recent Court of Session ruling on 4 November 2015 on the tax payable on payments made into Employee Benefits Trusts (“EBTs”) operated by the Murray Group of Companies (including Rangers FC) will, if unchallenged, have potentially significant financial consequences for those employers who have used EBTs.
Have you made a Will in the UK and own property in another EU country? Then Brussels IV will affect the succession of your estate.