Employment Bulletin - Social Media (May 2012)
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn has revolutionised the way many people share information, not only in their personal but also working lives. While there are numerous advantages to this, in the professional arena employers must be alive to the risks of employee misuse. In this article we discuss some of the common issues employers face and what should be done to overcome this.
Ince & Co - Employment Law Update (Spring 2012)
Court gives welcome guidance on binding nature of guarantees sent by swift
28.12.2011 | Business & Finance, Shipping, International Trade & Commodities
In a dispute between the buyers of a ship and the Korean banks giving a refund guarantee, the court was dismissive of suggestions that a guarantee provided by SWIFT is not binding.
Not so friendly neighbours: the problem with squatters
27.10.2011 | Business & Finance
Recent UK news articles abound with stories of squatting; namely, the occupation of what have historically been empty or abandoned properties, by someone who does not own or rent that property and who does not have the owner’s permission.
Shari'a compliant methods for the financing of ships
03.08.2011 | Business & Finance
The immediate legacy of the banking crisis was a severe credit squeeze. During this situation, ship owners (who may have had existing commitments to a shipyard or who otherwise saw this as an opportunity to expand their fleet) inevitably looked for alternative sources of funding. In this article we explore the alternative methods through Shari’ah compliant methods.
The Bribery Act 2010: significant implications for international trade
28.06.2011 | Business & Finance
Much has been written in the past year or so about the UK Bribery Act (“the Act”), which comes into force on 1 July 2011 and which replaces previous UK anti-corruption and bribery law comprising a mix of common law and various ageing statutes.