201906.14

Diabetes Awareness Week 10-16 June 2019

The numbers The latest figures published by Diabetes UK in February 2019 estimate that a record £4.7 million people in the UK have now been diagnosed with diabetes. 1 in 10 over 40’s has type 2 diabetes, and by 2030 the numbers are expected to reach an eye watering £5.5 million. Diabetes explained There are…

201906.10

CURWENS EMPLOYMENT BLOG

Welcome to the first of many employment blogs from Curwens. Not only will we be providing regular updates on what’s what in the law, but also a run down of the most interesting employment cases in the news. The beginning of April every year usually sees a whole raft of employment law changes to include…

201906.04

The future is bright, the future may be no more section 21 notices!

A new form for section 21 notices has been introduced for evictions which can be found on the government website. However, the government will be consulting on whether section 21 notices should be banned entirely as it is reported that it is one of the biggest causes of families being made homeless. In Wales, plans…

201906.03

New Head of Employment Law!

Curwens are delighted to welcome back Kaajal Nathwani. Kaajal originally trained at Curwens and after practicing in the City for a number of years has returned to head the employment department. An accomplished litigator, Kaajal has advised both individuals and businesses resolve Complex disputes in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. She has achieved…

201906.03

Tenant Fees Act 2019 – No more hide and seek!

A new Act has come into force with the aim of creating more transparency on costs for tenants when renting properties, in other words, no more hidden costs. In a nutshell, the key changes are:  Tenant Fees Act 2019 came into force on 1st June 2019 Only applies to England (Wales will be treated as…

201904.23

The Marriage Tax Allowance

For those who are married or in a civil partnership, it might be possible to claim up to £1,150 via a tax break called Marriage Tax Allowance (MTA). According to MoneySavingExpert.com up to 700,000 people are not claiming this allowance. It is worth noting that applicants might still be eligible to make claims even if…

201904.09

NO FAULT DIVORCE – finally set to become a reality?

The legal profession (especially those of us dealing with Family Law) have welcomed the Government’s announcement that they will be introducing ‘no-fault’ divorce. The aim is to reform and modernise our divorce legislation that is nearly half a century old. Many of us have long since recognised that our existing divorce process is not fit…

201904.09

What happens to pets in divorce and separation?

It is currently National Pet Month which runs from 1 April to 6 May. With that in mind it seems to be an opportune time to consider what would happen to a pet in the event of a divorce or separation. Pets in this country are often treated like members of the family, sharing our…

201903.18

Enforcement of a Tomlin order is simple contract. Keep it Simples!

In the case of Bostani and others v Pieper and another [2019] EWHC 547 (Comm) (4 March 2019), the claimants (“C”) applied to enter judgment against the defendants (“D”) pursuant to the terms of a Tomlin order which provided that if D failed to make any of the payments due under the order, C was…