For business

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The scheme was launched on 1 November to address the challenge facing the care sector following the EAT’s ruling about working time and sleep-overs. Links to my previous pieces on this topic are here: http://www.trethowans.com/site/library/legalnews/...
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Yesterday the CJEU said the Greek government indirectly discriminated against women by imposing a minimum height requirement on applicants to the annual competition for places at it’s police and firefighting academies. The minimum height requirement...
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On Tuesday The Guardian newspaper published what appears to be a leaked Home Office paper on the UK’s immigration policy after we leaves the EU. It’s only a draft document but it has the look and feel of something more substantial than a...
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Creditors and debtors will need to get ready for the changes following the implementation of the new Pre-Action Protocol for debt claims which will come into force on 1 October 2017. The full Pre-Action Protocol can be read here This Protocol is wide...
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Collaboration lies at the heart of any corporate deal, requiring multiple teams and advisors, both internally and externally, to work together to achieve the client’s aims. A corporate transaction is likely to involve advisors from both tax and...

For Individuals

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Until recently, selling a house could be a costly affair with estate agent fees being as high as 3% plus VAT, maybe higher. However, with the recent onslaught of online estate agents undercutting their fellow brethren, fees can be as worryingly low as...
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Before July 2012 the Immigration Rules required that non-EEA family members joining their relatives in this country be able to maintain and accommodate themselves and any dependents. The test was to do so adequately without recourse to public funds. Since...
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The legal concept of Undue Influence has been with us for many years. Although distinct from its older cousin "Duress", its principles are similar. The central question when dealing with this subject is how does the law allow individuals the...
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The Supreme Court’s ruling that the present Employment Tribunal fee structure is unlawful follows a long and painful battle between Unison and the Government. This will undoubtedly be received well by some; seen as a victory for employees and the...
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The future of EU citizens in the UK is a political hot potato. The current Brexit talks mean that the UK and EU need to negotiate a clear set of rules. The UK Government has declared its policy first, in a statement about EU citizens in the UK after Brexit....