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Mr Way was a Contracts Manager. He emailed his line manager the text of his “inappropriate” new telephone greeting. A few weeks later Mr Way was given a final written warning for assisting in the recruitment of his ex-partner’s son by...
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“The rules have been designed to be as straightforward for employers and parents as possible, and are no more complex than the current maternity leave laws...” . The Minister for Employment Relations (Jo Swinson MP). “Straightforward...
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Data Protection is a fast-developing area of law that concerns every business whatever its size and whatever it does. Any business that ignores its responsibilities and obligations under the law risks a fine of up to £500,000. These days, virtually...
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In last years spring/summer briefing we wrote about the new laws relating to bailiffs that were introduced in Part 3 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act on 06 April 2014. The aim of the legislation was to make the law more straightforward for both...
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In the case of (1) JANE LAPORTE (2) NICHOLAS CHRISTIAN v COMMISSIONER OF POLICE OF THE METROPOLIS (2015)  the High Court has fired another shot across the bows to any parties to litigation who fail to engage in meaningful...

For you

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In comparison to what? If against estate agents, mortgage advisers, mortgage lenders, surveyors, removal men, then they are one, if not the lowest priced, yet for all the weeks of work they do for their client. And yet, on top of that fact, they assume risk...
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Second hand houses/flats do not come with a warranty, like a car might, so when buying one, it is down to you to make sure there are no costly repairs needed as soon as you move in. For example, roofs that need replacing, the building sinking into the...
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As of 9 March 2015 civil courts will levy a 5% fee on all claims valued at more than £10,000, with the maximum fee capped at £10,000. This represents a hefty 420% increase. As a partner in our Personal Injury Team, specialising in occupational...
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Conveyancers should be prompt, never 'quick'. Quick suggests errors, and errors can cost you dearly. But how prompt? This depends on many factors, some of which include: - how comprehensive the contract package sent to a buyer's solicitor...
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As you might imagine, conveyancers work with all the estate agents around their offices, and so will know who perform well, and who do not. The quality of estate agents does vary, and quite dramatically. To be fair, the same is true with conveyancers, and...