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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...
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Those who are 'employed to invent' normally have few rights to the fruits of their labour, as a professor who invented a novel blood glucose testing device discovered recently. Although his invention earned his employers £24.5 million, he failed in a...
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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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In a ruling which powerfully confirmed the extra-territorial reach of the English courts , the Court of Appeal has opened the way for civil proceedings for contempt of court to be brought against the managing director of two overseas companies despite the...
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A woman whose purchase of a seaside home became a nightmare owing to a dispute with neighbours triggered by a conveyancing solicitor's negligence will receive some compensation for her loss – but not as much as she had hoped for. The woman had paid...
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If you employ agency workers, you should be aware that HM Revenue and Customs have issued new guidance on how workers supplied through agencies should be taxed. This reflects changes to the relevant legislation that apply to anyone who is employed through...
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Claims against dishonest executors have trebled in 12 months, according to the Law Gazette. The increase in the number of claims is thought to result from the appointment of friends and family members as executors rather than professional executors such as...
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When an unsatisfactory tenant applied to extend the lease on the shop and house premises she rented, the landlord wished to terminate it instead and seek a new tenant. The landlord opposed the renewal of the tenancy on the grounds that: the tenant had...