Terminal Dilapidations

Jan 12, 2015

What’s New in Terminal Dilapidations?  What are the implications of the repair clause in this Lease? Is it worth the expense (and delay) of getting a Schedule of Condition prepared before signing? A terminal dilapidations claim is the landlord’s…

Firm News Autumn 2014

Sep 15, 2014

Everyone at the firm would like to congratulate Robert Jefferies (below right) who became a Solicitor on 1st August 2014.Robert first joined the firm in December 2011 as a paralegal and after completing his training contract with us, he is now a member of the Company Commercial Department. Following hot on Robert’s heels, Charlotte Mckenty, who started as one of our Legal Support Assistants,…

Acas issues revised TUPE guidance

Sep 10, 2014

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has issued revised guidance for employers, entitled ‘Handling TUPE transfers’, on how to handle business transfers to which the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply. This takes into account changes to the legislation introduced by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection…

Disqualification & company ownership changes

Sep 10, 2014

The Government plans to make sweeping revisions to the regulations concerning the disqualification of directors. These will generally operate to make the regime more punitive towards directors whose behaviour is deemed to warrant a penalty. The changes include the introduction of the ability to ban from being a director of a British company a person…

Shadow director duties

Sep 10, 2014

Shareholders are not necessarily directors of a company, which may lead them to believe that they cannot be held responsible for the actions of the company in which they have a stake. However, when a shareholder (or anyone else) exerts sufficient sway over a director to influence the company’s business, the court may consider them to be a ‘shadow director’. A shadow director is a person…

Cost of informal arrangements

Sep 10, 2014

A woman who sold her mother’s house in order to buy her a more suitable home has been left with a large legal costs bill as a result of her action. Her mother is incapacitated by dementia and unable to look after her own affairs. The resulting court case shows how important it is for anyone acting on behalf of another person to be scrupulously careful and to take professional advice…

Employee protection from the sun

Sep 10, 2014

In a case which demonstrates that there is a limit to the duties owed by employers under health and safety legislation, the Court of Appeal has rejected arguments that a local authority was obliged to provide sun cream and a hat for a gardener who worked outdoors (Earl v Middlesbrough Borough Council).  The gardener…

Divorcee refused more money

Sep 10, 2014

Separated couples should fix their eyes firmly on the future when signing divorce agreements, as was demonstrated in a recent case in which a former soldier, whose ex-wife had ‘spent her share’ after their split, fought off her bid for a slice of his military pension. The High Court found that the couple had struck a binding deal when their 20-year marriage ended in 2008. Although the ex-wife…

Employment law changes – April 2014

Jul 31, 2014

The following employment law measures came into force on 6 April 2014

Care home workers win Employment Tribunal claims

Jul 31, 2014

Two women who were employed by a care home have succeeded in their Employment Tribunal (ET) claims and been awarded compensation. Ms Tipple, who is a lesbian, had started working for Gainford Care Homes in September 2010. In May of the following year, she helped the managing director of the company, Imran Kaliq, to move some furniture. Shortly afterwards, one of the owners of the business…

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