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Off the record?
The term ‘without prejudice' is often used by parties to a dispute that want to communicate ‘off the record'. Neal Morris of Pinsent Masons looks at the legal tests that apply in this area.
Employment balances
Two judgements made in December by the ECJ have implications for the posting of workers and the balance between workers' and employers' rights in the EU. Although FIEC believes this has clarified some issues, there are still grey areas.
Choose the original
Using counterfeit spare parts leads to breakdowns, inefficiency and even fatal accidents. These issues are highlighted in a new CECE campaign – Choose the Original Choose Success.
Show guide
This March's Samoter exhibition in Verona will see the launch of numerous new construction machines for the Europe market. Chris Sleight previews the event.
Technology challenge
The forthcoming Stage IIIB engine emissions regulations present manufacturers with the challenge of finding new technologies that will achieve the required reduction in particulate matter (PM) emissions while retaining engine performance levels. Becca Wilkins reports.
Peak demand: the latest wheeled loaders for the European market
The plethora of new wheeled loaders launched over the last 12 months have seen huge advances in fuel efficiency, operator comfort and safety, coupled to easier service and maintenance requirements, however, the continued tyre shortage is still impacting on the supply chain. Richard High reports.
Self reliance
KDM Hire in Northern Ireland has benefited from a buoyant construction market, but now, in the face of increasing competition, it is having to work hard to exploit all the advantages of its independent status. Murray Pollok spoke to KDM's managing director, Keith McIvor.
Progress report
Everybody talks about the growth of rental, but what is actually happening on the ground in individual markets? Murray Pollok reports.
Dubal still hot
“There are arguments that Dubai is a bubble about to burst. But it's a place with great ambitions. It's run like a business – I believe Dubai is just at the beginning of something great. It may plateau for a while, but I can't see it stopping.” Pardraig Nagle, Action International Services
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