Housing Appeal Dismissed Due to Recent Neighbourhood Plan Policy Protection

In a recent appeal decision, the development of five detached homes in Marden Herefordshire, in an area without a five year housing land supply, has been rejected on the basis...


Enforcement Of A Child Arrangement Order

Under section 8 of the Children Act 1989, Child Arrangement Orders regulate contact and living arrangements concerning children. Following parental separation, sometimes if the parties are unable to agree amicable...


The Legal Rules of Islamic Marriage

In Sharia Law marriage is viewed as a contract where the parties agree to live as husband and wife in accordance with the guidance contained in the two primary sources...


Trustees Must Take Subject Access Requests By Beneficiaries Seriously

In the case of Dawson-Damer & Ors v Taylor Wessing LLP [2017] EWCA Civ 74 (16 February 2017) the Court of Appeal has considered subject access requests made by beneficiaries...


Government Promises Action On Workplace Dress Codes & High Heels

The House of Commons has discussed an e-petition relating to dress codes and high heels in the workplace, signed by over 150,000 people, calling for it to be illegal for...


Long-Term Absence Dismissals

In a dismissal for long-term sickness absence, is the test for discrimination arising from disability different from the test for unfair dismissal? Not really, held the Court of Appeal in O’Brien...


TUPE: Service Provision Change – ‘Principal Purpose’ Test

When assessing the ‘principal purpose’ of an organised grouping of employees under TUPE, is an employment tribunal entitled to look at the actual activities being carried out? Yes, held the EAT in...


Timing Of Notice Of Termination

Where an employment contract is silent on when notice is deemed to be given, when does notice of termination take effect? On actual receipt, according to the decision in Newcastle Upon...


Domicile In Divorce – What It Is? How To Assert It?

As a divorce lawyer who specialises in international divorce cases, I am contacted frequently from people living outside England, enquiring whether it is possible to divorce in England. In order...


Key Employment Law Changes in April 2017

April is typically a busy time of the year in the world of Employment Law, and 2017 is no exception. The most significant development is the introduction of the new...


Access & Disclosure Of An Incapacitated Person’s Will

On 1 March 2017, the Law Society published guidance on the circumstances in which a solicitor should provide a copy of a person’s will to a property and financial affairs...


Duty To Account – Keeping Up-To-Date Records As A Trustee

It is common for enquiries to be made of us, where trustees have failed to keep adequate records during their period of acting as trustee. It is essential that all...