05/11/2019
Before Allowing The Right One In………. A Cautionary Note for Landlords of Commercial Premises During the early stage of lease negotiations it can be tempting for landlords to allow prospective tenants into occupation of business premises in advance of the lease being settled. The tenant may wish to start preparing…

04/10/2019
  According to the Office of National Statistics the number of couples living outside a marriage is growing faster than the number of married couples. Guardian reports “The overall number of families in the UK rose by 8% between 2008 and 2018, from 17.7 million to 19.1 million, accompanied by…

02/10/2019
Today marks International Coffee Day. I think this is the first year that this esteemed day is on my radar, perhaps because in the last year I have switched from an avid tea drinker and succumbed to coffee culture. Coffee giant costa has been the first to seize the PR…

29/09/2019
With the property auction market back in full swing since the summer, never has there been a better time to look at securing a bargain. Auction houses across the UK have a wealth of stock to offer. Know when to stop It is easy to get carried away in the…

22/09/2019
  As holiday makers are left stranded and others are dismayed that they won’t be going on their long awaited sunshine break, reports are circulating that around 21,000 employees, 9,000 of whom are employed in the UK face redundancy. #ThomasCook, the 178-year-old holiday giant was put into compulsory liquidation this…

15/09/2019
The BBC has reported an unusual choice of companion at a work related meeting by an employee in New Zealand. When you know, you know When copy writer and part time stand up comedian Josh Thompson received an email inviting him to attend a meeting to discuss his role…

28/08/2019
The Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) has been held liable in a recent Employment Tribunal decision which serves as a stark reminder to employers to tread carefully when taking any disciplinary action against employees who may be protected under the Equality Act against disability discrimination. The ET held that an…

26/08/2019
Is ignorance bliss? Sellers of Leasehold Properties in Blocks can be blissfully ignorant of the expense involved in supplying information on their flat and satisfying the requirements of the purchaser’s solicitors and their mortgagees before they are in a position to exchange contracts. Hidden costs In addition to the…

22/08/2019
Coffee connoisseurs Costa Coffee is in the spotlight, with allegations mounting that they have been ‘illegally’ deducting sums from employees wages. What are the deductions? The BBC has reported that many employees have had £200 deducted from their final wages for training costs. This is said to be the…

13/08/2019
We often used to hear comments about Pre-Nuptial Agreements such as “Pre-Nups aren’t worth the paper they’re written on” or “They’re only for the rich”.  This is no longer the case and provided certain safeguards are observed, Pre-Nups will be upheld in a Court of Law. They are…

07/08/2019
As the nation look for alternative entertainment at 9pm every evening,  the new celebrities continue to engage in headline grabbing attention. Michael Griffiths was booted out of the love island camp days before the finale and was a firm favourite with the public, given his alter ego as a…

05/08/2019
General public perception is that a sleepy village is a much safer environment than a big city – but a recent report by the National Rural crime Network suggests this is not necessarily true. The report concluded that domestic abuse can be a much more long-lasting and serious problem…

23/07/2019
Hitting the headlines again has been the suitability of using emoticons, otherwise known as ‘emoji’s’ in professional communications. ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. Emojis are based on symbols from Japanese comics and express emotion through digital communication, the idea being that they are to invoke a reaction…

12/07/2019
Restrictive covenants have long been perceived as not being worth the paper that they are written on, especially if they are too wide and prevent an individual from earning a living. Earlier this month the Supreme Court ruled that where restrictive covenants prevented an employee from being “concerned or…

09/07/2019
Why? At the end of last week, bookmaker William Hill made an announcement that 700 betting shops will close over the next few years resulting in up to 4,500 job losses due to reduced income from fixed-odds betting machine business. Hot on the heels of this surprise announcement came…

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