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25 07, 2016

Changes to Company Insolvency and Bankruptcy fees

By | July 25th, 2016|Dispute Resolution|

On 21 July 2016, an increase in the fees for bankruptcy and company insolvency came into force. The new fees will apply to any petition which is lodged with the Adjudicator or filed with the court on or after 21 July 2016. The new fee structure will also apply to any bankruptcy order or compulsory winding up order made on [...]

5 07, 2016

Brexit: Implications for Employment Law

By | July 5th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In light of Brexit, the current landscape of UK employment law is uncertain.  Although it’s currently still business as usual, the decision to leave presents an opportunity to review the application of EU laws implemented in the UK. Some examples of legislation that may be subject to change are set out below: The Agency Workers Regulations 2010 Under EU law, [...]

27 06, 2016

Brexit – what does this mean for EU migrants and our UK Employment laws?

By | June 27th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

Last week the UK voted to leave the European Union. EU nationals, their family members and their employers will be concerned about what happens next. Until the UK actually leaves the European Union EU nationals and their non-EEA family members* should continue to enjoy the same freedom of movement rights that have meant that they have been able to live [...]

24 06, 2016

Informal Contract Variation – Revisited

By | June 24th, 2016|Dispute Resolution, Services|

Informal contract variation cases are a bit like London buses - you wait years for one and then you get a convoy. Last week's Court of Appeal decision in MWB v Rock has settled the argument. Anti-informal variation clauses do not, as a matter of law, prevent informal variation of contracts.  However, that is not quite the same as saying [...]

20 06, 2016

Can Employers Recover Pay From Misbehaving Employees?

By | June 20th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Sport, Sport|

We all know that employers can dismiss employees when they discover serious misconduct justifying a termination of employment. But can the dismissing employer go further and recover monies (e.g. salaries or bonuses) paid to the employee before discovery of the misconduct? The recent case of Milanese v Leyton Orient Football Club Ltd [2016] EWHC 1161 (QB) dealt with this question, [...]

8 06, 2016

More Changes On The Way For Landlords/Property Managers

By | June 8th, 2016|Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Real Estate, Services|

Laura Bushaway highlights a number of changes to be implemented by the Housing and Planning Act 2016 in relation to landlords/property managers of residential properties in England. The Act was approved by Parliament on 12 May 2016. Below are some key provisions of the Act. These are not currently in force:- Limitation of administration charges The Act empowers Courts, the First-Tier Tribunal [...]

10 05, 2016

When is a house a house?

By | May 10th, 2016|Real Estate, Real Estate|

Laura Bushaway examines the Court of Appeal decision in Jewelcraft Limited v. (1) Paul Pressland and (2) Justin Pressland [2015] which gave further guidance on when mixed-use properties will qualify as a house.  The Supreme Court has recently refused permission for the decision to be appealed on grounds that it did not raise an arguable point of law. The appeal [...]

26 04, 2016

Ex Parte Continuing Disclosure Obligations

By | April 26th, 2016|Dispute Resolution|

It is the standard practice in legal proceedings that both parties to a dispute should be heard before an issue is decided by a court. The exception to this basic principle is where an application is heard ex parte, or without notice to the other side in proceedings. There are several forms of application that necessitate being heard in this [...]

4 04, 2016

Register of People with Significant Control – Regulations 2016

By | April 4th, 2016|Corporate, Services|

The regulations which come into effect on 5 April 2016 require UK companies to keep a register identifying the people with significant control or influence over them.

30 03, 2016

New Requirement for IPs

By | March 30th, 2016|Dispute Resolution, Services|

For all corporate insolvencies starting on or after 6 April 2016 insolvency office-holders are now required to submit a report on the conduct of anyone who was a director of the insolvent company in the 3 years leading up to the insolvency, irrespective of their conduct. Currently, reports are only required where office-holders consider a director’s conduct makes them unfit [...]

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