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21 Jun 2018

Status of employees in the gig economy

The boom in the so called 'gig economy' means that firms are increasingly trying to categorise their workers as self-employed meaning that the company does not have to make payments for holiday pay, sick pay, etc.

21 Jun 2018

Hot on the heels

A recent decision involves the couture shoe designer, Christian Louboutin.

21 Jun 2018

When does notice of termination of employment start?

In a recent Court of Appeal case, an employee had worked for an NHS Trust for many years and her contract required 12 weeks' notice of termination of the contract to be given by either party.

21 Jun 2018

Liability of Executors

When a person makes a will, they appoint one or more Executors.

21 Jun 2018

What is a 'reasonable sum' when paying service charges on account?

Many people who own a flat or property on a long lease will pay a service charge towards the upkeep of the common parts such as driveways, gardens, the exterior of the building, buildings insurance, etc.

21 Jun 2018

House price watch

Your home may well be one of your major assets. Even if you are not planning on moving in the near future, it is always a good idea to keep abreast of the latest changes in the housing market.

22 May 2018

Employment claim out of time

An aggrieved employee can make a claim to an Employment Tribunal if they think that their employer has treated them unfairly.

22 May 2018

Update your will

It is possible for someone who has been left out of a deceased person's will to make a claim for 'reasonable financial provision'.

22 May 2018

The 1975 Act appears again

A recent case is a reminder of the precarious position of cohabitees who have no automatic right to the property of another on death.

22 May 2018

Lease plans - beware if you vary your lease

Due to the recent press coverage about the problems with long leases of flats, property lawyers are looking at leases and lease plans in considerable detail.

22 May 2018

Employment Tribunal fees

The Supreme Court held that the Employment Tribunal fees which had been charged to bring a claim were unlawful.

22 May 2018

GDPR is nearly here

Most people will now have received a large number of emails from organisations pointing out new privacy policies and/or asking people to 'opt in' or resubscribe to promotional material and emails.

22 May 2018

House price watch

Your home may well be one of your major assets. Even if you are not planning on moving in the near future, it is always a good idea to keep abreast of the latest changes in the housing market.

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