Acquiring a Commercial Property Freehold: Positives & Negatives

A company that owns the freehold in the premises that it occupies can count that as another of its business assets, but it is essential to be aware of the...


TUPE: Five Month Gap Does Not Prevent TUPE Transfer

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (known as ‘TUPE’), apply to organisations of all sizes and protect employees’ rights when the organisation or service they work for...


Data Breach Complaints Increase

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has reported a substantial increase in the number of complaints relating to alleged data protection breaches since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in...


New ACAS Guidance On Employee References

Employment references can be a useful recruitment tool which can provide organisations with an insight in to how candidates have performed for previous employers and confirm whether they possess the...


The Right To Be Accompanied – Can It Really Affect The Fairness Of A Dismissal?

In short, yes it can. So said the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith EAT/0236/17. Section 10 of the Employment Rights Act 1999 provides...


Flexible Working – Not Just 9 to 5

A recent survey carried out by YouGov has revealed that just 6% of people in the UK still work a traditional ‘9am to 5pm’ working day, with 66% saying they...


Leave or Remain…The Landlord’s Position at Expiry of a Commercial Lease

‘Summer’s lease’, lamented Shakespeare, ‘hath all too short a date.’ Clearly something he should have considered at heads of terms stage. However, it is certainly true that for a landlord,...


A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: Property Eviction Companies

Many companies across the UK specialise in property evictions but many of these organisations are not regulated as legal service providers. As a result of this any landlord instructing one...


Leasehold and Freehold Properties

According to research undertaken by The National Association of Estate Agents, nearly 50% of homebuyers who purchased properties on a leasehold basis over the course of the last 10 years...


Ex-Husband Of Game of Thrones Actress Protests Fathers Rights In Family Proceedings

Less than a month ago, Peter Loughran, the ex-husband of Game of Thrones actress, Lena Headey, is reported to have been stopped by police as he protested outside Buckingham Palace...


What Is Kinship Care?

Kinship Care is an arrangement where a child or young person who cannot be cared for by their parent(s) goes to live with a relative or a family friend. Kinship care includes...


Criminal Injury Compensation Claims

Being the victim of a criminal assault can have long lasting physical and mental consequences. To help people in this situation, the Government has a scheme called the Criminal Injuries Compensation...