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A recent case ( McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust ) serves as a reminder that employers who fail to adhere to disciplinary procedures that form part of an employee's contract of employment lay themselves open to a claim for damages for breach of...
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A group of property investors who lost their deposits after a developer succumbed to the recession before even starting work on a luxury block of flats have had their hopes of getting their money back boosted by a High Court ruling . The 23 private...
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In a warning to the elderly that even close family members cannot always be trusted, a judge has come to the aid of an 86-year-old dementia sufferer whose nephews breached their legal duties and 'made a hash' of managing her financial affairs. The...
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When a business is growing, it is quite common for it to be transferred into a limited company, and a company structure may often be more appropriate for larger businesses. There are tax elections available which make such a transfer relatively easy to do...
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The Intellectual Property Office has published a guide to changes in the law relating to designs . These were introduced by the Intellectual Property Act 2014 , which received the Royal Assent on 14 May 2014 and comes into effect on 1 October 2014. The...
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A mother and father who refused to pay their sons' private school fees – claiming that staff had failed to protect the three boys from bullying and racial abuse – have been ordered to pay up after their complaints were comprehensively dismissed...
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Under European law, disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility have a right to receive help to get through the airport and board their plane when travelling on flights to and from the UK and Europe, including on domestic flights, provided they give...
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When a tenant causes a nuisance to other tenants or to people nearby, the tenant is obviously the person responsible for the nuisance. However, can the landlord also be held liable since the landlord allowed the tenant to be in the position to create a...
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For Employment Tribunal (ET) claims lodged on or after 6 May 2014, it is a legal requirement, unless an exemption applies, for the claimant to first notify the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) by completing an Early Conciliation...
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In a recent judgment delivered by the Court of Protection , a local council was successful in wresting control over an old man's finances from a family member. The 91-year-old man has been resident in a care home for more than a year and suffers from...