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Landlords and Agents: what you need to know

In the second of our articles about legislative changes…

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Directors personally liable for breach of employment contracts

In Antuzis and others v DJ Houghton and others, the…

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How to Deal with Financial Agreements on Divorce

Resolving the financial issues arising on the breakdown…

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(Not) signed, sealed and delivered – do you need to sign a contract to be bound?

A recent case has seen the courts confirm that a binding…

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Residential landlords must contribute up to £3,500 to improve energy efficiency of rented homes

In the first of a series of articles, we look at amendments…

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Discrimination - Increased Compensation for Injury To Feelings

The “Vento Bands”, which detail the compensation due…

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Howes Percival welcomes no-fault divorce move

Leading law firm Howes Percival has welcomed the announcement…

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Benefits payable until Claimant’s retirement or death as a result of discriminatory dismissal

In ICTS (UK) Limited v Visram, the EAT has upheld…

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Key Employment Law Changes in April 2019

We set out below the key employment law changes taking…

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Freehold and Leasehold – What’s the difference?

When it comes to buying a home it is not always clear…

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Pensions - not to be underestimated!

When considering how to divide assets and liabilities…

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The Contribution of the Stay at Home Spouse

If you have been the party in the marriage who made…

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DISMISSAL FOR ‘PERSONAL’ REASONS WAS TUPE-RELATED

In the case of Hare Wines Limited v Kaur, the Court…

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Insolvency: Investigations – How Can a Non-Party Get Documents from the Court File

In Cape Intermediate Holdings Limited v Dring [2018]…

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Insolvency: Obligation to pay for shares not a liquidated sum

Adila Malik, from our insolvency team, reviews the…

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SDLT 1% surcharge on overseas investors

Announced in last year’s Autumn’s budget, HMRC and…

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Insolvency: Government Consults on New Preferential Creditor Status for HMRC

On 26 February 2019, the government launched a consultation…

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New Compensation Limits from 6 April 2019

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2019…

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Beware of Business Rates Reduction Scams

If you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic…

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The Government has published its much delayed revised National Planning Policy Framework

In October last year, the Government launched a consultation…

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5 things to consider when buying a pub

Whether it’s a beer-fuelled plan after a night drinking…

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Is your premises licence fit for purpose?

Howes Percival’s licensing law expert, Jamie Childs,…

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ACAS Releases New Guidance on Age Discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 protects against the unfair…

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To be or not to be Code for Home Builders compliant

Long gone are the days when developers had the freedom…

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How arguing can help avoid a break-up

Studies have shown that couples who argue effectively…

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The Price of Secrecy

We are all familiar with the phrase “a right to privacy”.…

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Court of Appeal Allows Asda Workers’ Claim for Equal Pay

In Asda Stores v Brierley and ors, the Court of Appeal…

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Here Comes the Sun - Taking Children Abroad

Justine Flack from the family team gives tips on how…

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An Allegation of Defamation Can Amount To Whistleblowing

In Ibrahim v HCA International Limited (‘HCA’) the…

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UK Proposals To Enhance Protections For Pregnant Women And New Parents

The Government has published a consultation paper…

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Litigation: A useful insight into de facto directorships

In the recent case of Integral Petroleum SA v Petrogat…

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Insolvency: Dividend or Salary: Owner/Directors of Insolvent Companies Can’t Have it Both Ways

Profits available when interim dividends are paid…

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Fighting like Cats and Dogs: Who keeps the Pets on Divorce?

As a nation of pet lovers, it’s no great surprise…

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The New Directors Disqualification Limitation Period Considered

In the recent directors disqualification case of Secretary…

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Adverse Weather – an employer’s guide to weathering the storm

Do I have to pay employees unable to get to work because…

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Tips for minimising dilapidations claims at lease expiry

Many tenants approaching the end of their commercial…

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Insolvency: Disclaimer of Property – No Way Back!

Karyn Coburn considers the decision in Sleight v The…

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Top Tips if You Are Facing Divorce in January

January is often considered the divorce month for…

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Insolvency: Service by Email

Karyn Coburn considers the decision in BVC v EWF [2018]…

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Employment Law 2019: What to Expect

Employment law is always fast moving and provides…

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Government’s Plans for UK Workplace Reforms

The government has published its much anticipated…

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Office Christmas Parties: How to Avoid the HR Hangover

The office Christmas party can be a great way to boost…

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Podcast: how the right legal advice helps in a dispute

Our Dispute Resolution lawyer, Gordon Simpson discusses…

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Disability discrimination and excluded conditions

The EAT in Wood v Durham County Council has confirmed…

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Litigation – Insolvency: De facto director – a practical example

Mark Baldwin of our Insolvency Service team considers…

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Implied Contract Terms and Long-Term Disability

The EAT in Awan v ICTS has held that there was an…

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Protecting your property from fraud

Property owners are at risk from fraud. There are…

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Insolvency – Section 127 Insolvency Act 1986 - Two Bites of the Cherry?

Adila Malik considers Officeserve Technologies Ltd…

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Unsure about offshore: an alternative to a legal opinion

Companies registered offshore will be familiar with…

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Director Disqualification: Third Party Interests Provide No Excuse for Non-payment of Taxes

Patrick Manning reports on a director's disqualification…

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Light at the end of the tunnel for directors?

Mark Baldwin from our Insolvency Service team looks…

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Autumn Budget 2018 – Employment Implications

Yesterday Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer,…

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No Fault Divorce – What’s it all about?

There has been a lot of talk about no fault divorce…

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Supermarket vicariously liable for payroll data breach by employee

The Court of Appeal in WM Morrison Supermarkets plc…

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The Deregulation Act 2015: Important update for residential landlords

As of 1 October 2018, the full provisions of the Deregulation…

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Insolvency: WARNING! Costs Recovery At Risk

Karyn Coburn considers the Court of Appeal decision…

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Break right conditions: how strict are they?

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, the inclusion…

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Substantial rise in Tribunal Claims

Statistics released for employment tribunal claims…

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Trade Marks, Designs and a ‘no deal’ Brexit – New Guidance

The UK Government has issued guidance on their proposals…

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Corporate Governance Reforms: The Government’s Response

On 26 August 2018, The Department for Business, Energy…

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Parental Alienation – What Can Be Done?

Allegations of a separated parent influencing a child…

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Selling your products online: Getting the Terms and Conditions right

With the recent onslaught of GDPR and the constant…

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A 5 Month Gap in Operations Does Not Prevent a TUPE Transfer

In the Spanish case of Colino Sigüenza v Ayuntamiento…

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Promotion Agreement or Option Agreement- What’s in Your Best Interest?

There is a long history of Developers using Option…

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Sanctity of Copyright Is Not a Protected Philosophical Belief

In the case of Gray v Mulberry Company (Design) Ltd,…

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Insolvency: Security for Costs Refused Because It Would Stifle an Insolvent Company’s Claim

The court will be cautious about refusing security…

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NPPF 2 – The Wait Is Over

The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)…

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Registration of Overseas Entities: An Update for Directors

On 23 July 2018, The Department for Business, Energy…

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UPDATE: Supreme Court Decision to Stop a Divorce Petition

Laura Clay-Harris reports on the recent decision by…

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Supreme Court Decision – Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is a topic which can be hotly…

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The "Litigation Maze": Debt Protocol

Produced by Howes Percival’s litigation expert, Phillippa…

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Don’t Get Caught in a Sun Trap – Issues Facing Separated Parents Travelling With Children

The run-up to a holiday abroad can be stressful, especially…

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Davey v Money - Guidance for Administrators appointed by a Secured Creditor

The High Court have laid out extensive guidance for…

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Business Risk from Divorce

It is often said that one should never mix business…

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GDPR: the end or only the beginning?

It has been hard to miss the introduction of the General…

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When is a Long Lease not a Long Lease... When it’s an Assured Shorthold Tenancy

It sounds like the start of a really bad joke that…

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Acas Publishes Religion and Belief Guidance

Acas has published its latest guidance on how discrimination…

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Chattels – How to Split a Household

Whilst division of the major assets, such as properties…

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Top tips for handling World Cup fever in the workplace

Anticipation is already reaching fever pitch with…

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The Social Care Sector’s Sleep in Crisis

A legal action relating to care providers who provide…

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Divorce in the Workplace

Irritability, headaches, sleep problems, loss of appetite;…

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Unreasonable Behaviour – What Proof Do I Need?

Many family lawyers are calling for a change to the…

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All signs point to no fault divorce

Further research supports the growing demand for a…

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"Can We Have your Retention please?"

The use of retentions in the construction industry…

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Insolvency: De Facto Directorship – Top Ten Tips on How to Evidence It

Mark Baldwin of our Insolvency Service team considers…

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Medical Treatment and Children

The press has recently drawn our attention to two…

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Top Five Considerations When Appointing a Distributor

There are many things to consider when appointing…

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Should you “unfriend” your ex?

During the stressful time of separation and Divorce,…

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Court Clanger - Divorce Courts’ mistakes may have created unintended bigamists

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division…

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SDLT is changing: The introduction of Land Transaction Tax in Wales

For the first time in almost 800 years, the Welsh…

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Employment Law Facts and Figures 2018

We have again created an electronic version of our…

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Your agreement: Is it still worth the paper it’s written on?

Ensure you don’t allow your cohabitation, pre or post-nuptial…

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NPPF Take 2 - The Consultation Proposals

Howes Percival’s planning team reflect on the draft…

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Grandparents – Do they have any rights?

Family disputes can make spending time with grandchildren…

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The "Litigation Maze": How to Handle a Shareholder Dispute

The fourth in our series of free flowcharts for directors…

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Providing for the next generation

Many people reach a point in their lives when they…

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New Compensation Limits From 6 April 2018

The Employment Rights (Increase of Limits) Order 2018…

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Terminal Dilapidations: a step by step guide for landlords

The expression “dilapidations” refers to any breach…

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Common law spouse – is it still a myth?

Many cohabitants are still mistaken about their rights…

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Five top tips to protect your business

In light of the collapse of Carillion, businesses…

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