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 [...]
David von Hagen has joined Teacher Stern as a Consultant in our growing employment law department. He moved from Winckworth Sherwood where he was a partner in their employment department.
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.
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 [...]
In this budget briefing we have focussed on the SDLT changes which bring additional complexity for residential property transactions. SDLT: higher rates on purchases of additional residential properties From 1 April 2016, higher rates of SDLT will be charged on purchases of additional residential properties e.g. second homes, holiday homes and buy to let properties. The higher rates will be 3% above [...]
The Government is introducing a new tier of the National Minimum Wage rate for workers aged 25 or over and rebranding it as the ‘National Living Wage’. From 1 April 2016 employees, workers, agency workers, casual labourers and agricultural workers who are aged 25 or over will be entitled to receive £7.20 per hour whilst other workers will be entitled [...]
Laura Bushaway and Michael Daniels examine the new regime for landlords and their agents to carry out immigration checks on tenants prior to the grant of tenancies and the requirement for certain properties to be licensed under selective licensing schemes operated by local authorities in some areas of the UK. Right to Rent: Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order [...]
Albeit that the Government’s guidance on the Right to Rent Scheme is still in draft form, from 1 February 2016 all landlords of residential property in England will be required to conduct checks on all prospective tenants to determine whether they have a right of residence in the UK. Letting a residential property to an individual who does not have [...]
In perhaps a further demonstration of its current ‘anti-EU’ feelings, the government has imposed an additional administrative burden on EEA nationals wishing to naturalise as British Citizens. From 12 November 2015 all EEA nationals applying to naturalise must include with their application a Permanent Residence Card or other residence document issued by the Home Office certifying that they have acquired [...]
We will be holding a joint seminar with Wilson Wright LLP on Tips, Tronc and Service Charges in the hospitality industry followed by a Question and Answer session on Employment Law, HR, Immigration, Tax, Pay and Reward Issues When: Wednesday 24th February 2016, 4:30pm - 6:00pm Where: Teacher Stern’s offices, 37- 41 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH What: Tips, Troncs [...]