For business

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The rules of Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System were changed on 6 April 2012. The maximum stay was restricted to 6 years. Migrants who leave after 6 years are not permitted to return for 12 months. Migrants may apply for settlement after 5...
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The case Northampton Regional Livestock Centre Co Ltd v Cowling [2015] EWCA Civ 651; [2015] PLSCS 197 concerned the sale of commercial property. The company that owned the site instructed agents, who were practicing in partnership together, to find a...
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The ACAS Strategy Unit has just published a report on ways in which workplace infrastructure can deliver significant improvements in output.  ACAS identifies seven "levers" for productivity: 1. well designed work: organising work efficiently...
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In the case of NRAM plc v Evans and another (2015), the High Court was asked to consider whether an electronic discharge of a legal charge should be set aside and for the register to be rectified to reinstate the legal charge. An e-DS1 is form of...
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It may seem a long way off, but from April 2018 landlords "may not let" commercial properties with an EPC rating of F or G unless improvement is not practicable or an exemption applies (for example, if the tenancy is for a term of 6 months or...

For you

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Colleagues in the fraternity of immigration lawyers are reporting that a nasty scam is doing the rounds.  It’s preying on the vulnerabilities of bona fide visa holders. In one case someone purporting to be from “Homeland Security UK”...
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Which is worse, choosing the wrong conveyancer or the wrong estate agent? Both can cost you financially, and in terms of stress. But when you come to moving home, making the wrong choice is incredibly easy. Take the choice of an estate agent. You might be...
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George Osborne has, this week, announced a change in the inheritance tax allowance which, by April 2020, will allow a couple to pass on their main property with a value of up to £1million to their children or grandchildren without paying any...
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You might think the tentacles of the Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras can't possibly stretch to the UK. That doughty French Advocate General of the CJEU, Yves Bot, has other ideas. He's just published guidance to the...
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Really? They do not own your house, they are not contributing money to the purchase. So why are they a party when it comes to you moving home? They are, that is the point. You employed them to become just that. In the case of a sale, you have employed them...