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new Consumer Rights Bill coming into force

Any business which deals with consumers should be aware of forthcoming changes in consumer law. A new Consumer Rights Act will be passed which will come into force by June of next year. Click here to read the full article.

For further information please contact:

GUY WILMOT on +44 (0)20 8394 6531, or Guy.Wilmot@russell-cooke.co.uk


employee shareholders

On 1 September 2013, a new concept of “employee shareholder” was created. The idea is to allow companies to create a flexible workforce by allowing employees to exchange their employment rights in return for shares in their employer. Click here to read the full article.

For further information please contact:

SCOTT LEONARD on +44 (0)20 7440 4809, or Scott.Leonard@russell-cooke.co.uk


LIBOR manipulation a step closer to Bank liability?

A recent Court of Appeal decision represents a small preliminary victory for those raising arguments against banks in commercial litigation based on LIBOR manipulation. However, there is still some way to go before these issues are considered in detail in court. Those considering a challenge on these grounds should welcome this verdict, but treat it with caution. Click here to read the full article.

For further information please contact:

DAVID WEBSTER on +44 (0)20 7440 4825, or David.Webster@russell-cooke.co.uk


other business law articles

Please click on the links below to read our recent business law articles

Simon Ewing on the Guardian Small Business Network online panel discussing issues relating to managing cashflow click here

Scott Leonard in Economia on the proposed changes to taxation of LLPs click here

Jeremy Sivyer in Real Business on the potential legal pitfalls for exporters looking to target developing nations click here

Jonathan Thornton in Real Business on issues relating to tax avoidance and directors duties  click here

David Webster in Accountancy on the implications of the Prest judgment click here

Guy Wilmot in Growing Business magazine on the contractual issues between large businesses and SMEs click here


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This material does not give a full statement of the law. It is intended for guidance only, and is not a substitute for professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned as a result of any person acting or refraining from acting can be accepted by Russell-Cooke LLP.

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