Saturday 18th May 2013
The latest legal news
The recent case of Kloosman v Aylen highlights the need to obtain proper legal advice and to openly discuss intentions before making large lifetime gifts.
Business can breathe a sigh of relief following the latest statement from the Chancellor, with a package of measures designed to stimulate UK plc.
Changes in the statutory protection for late payment of commercial debts sees a tightening up on how quickly commercial debts should be settled and the opportunity to recover costs, but businesses wanting to use the legislation need to make sure their contract terms do not over-ride the terms of the Act.
High Court judgement reinforces position on emails, saying no one can claim the content of emails, because proprietary rights do not exist in information.
Business must take steps to protect the content of business emails through contractual agreements and operational processes such as archiving, as the courts will not treat the contents of emails as their property
Experts warn householders to take care over asset protection schemes against future care home contributions
As the debate continues over network-level filtering to block internet access to adult content, smart phones are causing increasing problems for parents of the young or those with learning difficulties.