Residential landlords now face harsher penalties when failing to protect a tenant‚Äôs deposit under a Government recognised Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
If you have a tenant in residential property you want to remove, there are various options open to you as the landlord depending on the circumstances.
The ECHR has recently handed down its decision in the cases of Eweida, Chaplin, Ladele and McFarland.
As the season to be jolly approaches, many employers are turning their minds to the annual Christmas party.
The issue arises because whilst discussions to settle an actual dispute can be privileged and could not be relied on in the tribunal as evidence, discussions at a stage where there is not yet a dispute are not currently protected and can be brought up at the tribunal.
What happens if an employee is on annual leave and becomes ill?
It is well established that the level of their performance is directly related to how they feel about the business that they work for.
You may find you need taking on staff so that your business can continue to grow. Whilst the success of your business is obviously good news, there are a number of things to consider when taking on additional staff. The Commercial Team at Gardner Croft are on hand to provide legal and practical advice.
While you are still able to make decisions, you may wish to consider how you would want your affairs handled should you lose the capacity to make those decisions for yourself.
We all want to get on with our neighbours, but life isn't always quite that simple.
Most of us will have come across local disputes where developers want to build on land and local residents want to preserve it for dog walking or recreational use.
More specifically, who owns the information contained in your emails? You do of course, right?
£35 million is available to businesses in East Kent as a result of an initiative supported by the Regional Growth Fund, Kent County Council, the Sandwich Task Force and East Kent Districts.
Most businesses these days will have a website of some description.
Suffering injury, particularly when it is the fault of somebody else, is a stressful and worrying time.
So, is bidding on trademarks as Adwords legitimate tactic or illegal infringement?
It is well worth a read if only to see how the courts look at adwords, etc.
The separation of David Walliams and his wife, Lara Stone, the parting of Nigella Lawson from Charles Saatchi and the split of Gary Lineker and Danielle Bux are some recent examples. It was recently reported that ‘nasty Nick’ from Big brother had a divorce hearing that lasted a mere 30 seconds.
For many landlords the same goes for tenants and deposits. But is that really the case?
Whillock was a member of staff at the The New School, an independent Special Needs school near Sevenoaks and abused his position by encouraging the victim, a teenage female pupil, to text him intimate pictures of herself.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, chaired by New Zealand Judge Hon. Lowell Goddard has announced its first 12 investigations as part of its overall remit.
Each of the wives succeeded in setting aside the financial agreements they had made on divorce because their husbands had not disclosed the full extent of their financial assets on divorce.
If you are separating from your spouse or partner, there are several ways that the arrangements relating to finances and children can be resolved.
You have sold, or are in the process of selling, the marital home, you have closed all joint accounts and divided any savings etc between you. You have also taken care of the payment of any debts. You may be dealing with the divorce process yourselves, without legal assistance and advice.
One of the most dramatic announcements by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement was the immediate changes in stamp duty for residential properties.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal recently ruled on a number of joined cases dealing with the question of whether overtime pay has to be included in the calculation of holiday pay.
The Ministry of Defence recently announced that it is changing its policy on tattoos for Army personnel.
The Defence Reform Act 2014 has introduced some changes in the law for employers of members of the Territorial Army.
As of 30th June, new rules extending the right to request flexible working came into force.
One might be forgiven for thinking that couples today who have been married for 30, 40 (or more) years, are living 'happily ever after'.
HMRC and the UK government are designing legislation that minimises the scope for tax avoidance.