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Rules relaxed for carrying over annual leave

An amendment has been made to the Working Time Regulations…

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The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme – Is your business eligible?

In the spring 2020 budget, Chancellor of the Exchequer,…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Furloughed Workers

The UK Government announced a plan to avoid mass redundancies…

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Re-tilting the balance? High Court rules on key aspect of decision making in planning matters

Howes Percival’s planning team comment on the latest…

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Westferry Printworks: A Secretary of State decision signalling a change in direction on residential developments?

Head of Howes Percival’s Planning Team comments on…

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“Planning for the Future” – what are the Government’s plans for delivering more homes?

Paul Hunt, partner in Howes Percival’s Planning Team…

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Changes to Insolvency Law on personal liabilities for company directors in light of COVID-19

On Saturday 28 March 2020, Alok Sharma, the Secretary…

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Tips on handling contractual issues caused by Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak and restrictions put in place…

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Discrimination - Increased Compensation for Injury To Feelings

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

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Maintenance Payments During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Partner and family law expert, Justine Flack gives…

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Acting as an Attorney or Deputy in light of COVID-19

If you have been appointed as someone’s Attorney or…

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COVID-19: Tips for protecting your brand

It is hard to think of a business which is not currently…

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Working from home -temporary remote software – who should pay?

On 16 March 2020, the Government advised all those…

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Coronavirus Act 2020 – what does it mean for commercial landlords and tenants?

Commercial Landlord? Business Tenant? If you are either…

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Coronavirus and Directors’ Duties

The impact of coronavirus on company cash flows is…

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COVID-19: Remote working – will contracts concluded by e-signature be legally enforceable?

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have…

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To Build or not to build?

That is the question. Soon after Boris Johnson’s announcement…

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Impact of coronavirus on Proceedings in the Civil Courts

The outbreak of coronavirus is causing major disruption…

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Estate planning in uncertain times

We understand that for many the rapidly changing situation…

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COVID-19: An update for owners and operators of licensed premises

These are unprecedented and challenging times for…

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When the Diggers stop…how does your building contract deal with COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus will undoubtedly have a significant…

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COVID-19 and Possession Claims

On Wednesday 18 March 2020, the UK Government announced…

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Guidance for Employers– Who is a “Key Worker”?

Yesterday the government published guidance on maintaining…

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COVID-19: Should you get the deal done?

The COVID-19 virus is impacting on pretty much everything…

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COVID-19: How does it affect my lease? A short guide for landlords and tenants

The current climate has left landlords and tenants…

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Financial Cures for the Coronavirus

On 17 March 2020, the Chancellor announced “unprecedented”…

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Contracts and Coronavirus - What are your rights?

If you think COVID-19 is likely to affect a party’s…

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Supply, Demand and Price Regulation in Light of COVID-19

Consequences for those raising prices unfairly during…

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COVID-19’s impact on supply chains: what should you look out for in your contracts?

First it was the ‘B’ word, now it is the dreaded ‘C’…

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Finances on Divorce in the Wake of COVID-19

Sophie Key considers the impact of Coronavirus on…

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COVID-19 and retail premises – what are my rights as a business when it comes to employees and customers?

During this period of social distancing, there can…

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Child Arrangements during Coronavirus – how do you maintain contact while social distancing?

Laura Clay-Harris explores the issues faced by separated…

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Cash is King – The Impact of Coronavirus on Business Cash Flow

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on many businesses.…

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Changes to IR35 rules postponed

The government has announced that the extension of…

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COVID-19 – Employee Rights to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and Company Sick Pay

Employment law expert, Alex Payton discusses some…

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COVID-19 and Leisure & Tourism - what are my rights when it comes to employees and customers?

During this period of social distancing, there can…

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How long does a divorce take?

Laura Clay-Harris explores one of the more frequently…

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What is a green lease?

As the aptly coloured muppet once said “it’s not easy…

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Are your contracts disaster proof?

How can your commercial contracts enable a means of…

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Welcoming furry friends

Announcing an overhaul of the government’s model tenancy…

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Key areas to consider when buying a company

Whether you are a first time buyer or have previously…

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New Acas guidance on Non-Disclosure Agreements

Acas have recently released fresh guidance to help…

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Selling and Buying Property at Auction

Selling and buying property at auction is an increasingly…

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Howes Percival overturns decision in landmark education case.

Howes Percival has successfully challenged the Standards…

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Is depression a disability?

Time to Talk takes place today, which encourages conversations…

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Final disqualification closes off BHS investigation

Last week saw the conclusion of the investigation…

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Should you be considering how to use Entrepreneurs' Relief before the budget?

As our brand new chancellor of the exchequer Rishi…

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New right to parental bereavement leave

The Government is introducing the right to parental…

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Section 1 statements are changing - make sure your business isn’t caught out

With effect from April 2020, changes to employment…

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How tech’y is your business? Legal considerations of online retail

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has quickly…

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Bio-Diversity Net Gain – Implications for Developers

Prior to the general election, the Environment Bill…

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Reading between the lines: implied terms in commercial leases

As the saying goes, better the devil you know. Landlords…

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Wills, Intestacy and Cohabitation Issues

Estimates of the percentage of people in the UK who…

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Employment Law 2020: What to expect

2019 was a busy year for new employment legislation…

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Septic tank discharges to surface water

If you own a property which has a septic tank that…

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ICO Issue New Guidance on Data Protection Post-Brexit

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued new…

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We shall never (inadvertently) surrender!

It’s no secret that times are tough for high street…

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Litigants in Person

Sophie Key looks at the role of the family law solicitor…

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Abolition of ASTs: The End of an Era

The government is consulting on abolishing section…

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To CE or not to CE – a post Brexit question?

As it stands, the UK is due to leave the EU on 31…

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.EU Domain Names and a ‘no deal’ Brexit

The European Commission has confirmed the position…

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“Pull yourself together” – How much should you spend arguing over curtains?

Laura Clay-Harris comments on a recent case at the…

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Reasonable belief that a disclosure is made in the public interest is sufficient

In Okwu v Rise Community Action the EAT has emphasised…

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What is love? – Coercive Control

A recent Channel 4 drama explored the issue of coercive…

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Don't Bank on Overage

Overage is a mechanism that gives a seller of land…

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Can an employer be liable for its employees’ discriminatory Facebook posts?

In Forbes v LHR Airport Limited the EAT considered…

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Restrictive Covenants: unreasonable restriction made enforceable with deletions

In the case of Tillman v Eghon Zehnder Ltd, the Supreme…

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Unlawful Deductions: Series of deductions not broken by gap of three months

The Court of Appeal of Northern Ireland has confirmed…

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Can I make my husband or wife go out to work?

Separation and Divorce brings about a number of significant…

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Payment Protection Insurance Claims - Advice for Trustees in Bankruptcy

Payment Protection Insurance, more commonly known…

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Attending Court: The Do’s and Don’ts

Not everyone can afford a solicitor to represent them…

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Director fails to provide convincing extenuating circumstances to avoid disqualification

Mr Zannetou was the sole appointed director of Ixoyc…

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The Cobblers – Football club directors disbelieved in breach of duty claim

Between September 2013 and July 2014 Northampton Borough…

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Practical Completion: Easier To Recognise Than Define

Practical completion is a term that is used to describe…

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Mines and minerals – How do they affect my development land?

Carrying out thorough due diligence on a property…

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Employers not obliged to match shared parental pay to enhanced maternity pay

The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in the combined…

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Injury to feelings: middle band Vento award for one-off act of discrimination

In Base Childrenswear v Otshudi, the EAT has upheld…

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Insolvency: Directors liable on creditors’ claims in tort for placing company into liquidation

Sue Austin considers the decision in Palmer Birch…

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Paying chicken feed renders company’s officers liable for inducing breach of contract

Sue Austin considers the decision in Antuzis v DJ…

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10 Things to Consider Before taking on Equestrian Premises

If you are looking to start a livery yard, finding…

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Does Divorce Run in the Family?

If your parents divorced you may be predisposed to…

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Directors misled investors over Brazilian land investments

Court bans boss of a company that offered investment…

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Discrimination arising in consequence of disability

The recent EAT decision of Baldeh v Churches Housing…

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It’s all good, right?

In a decision by the Technology and Construction Court…

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Pensions - not to be underestimated (Update)

Last month, Laura Clay-Harris of our Family Department…

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Hoping to pay all your creditors one day is not a defence

Mark Baldwin of our Insolvency Service team considers…

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What’s in a name? “Director” is not a de facto director

In Mental Health Care (UK) Limited v Edward Lupen…

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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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