High Court’s Approach To Proportionality Test Confirmed

In the recent case of Malmsten v Bohinc, the High Court confirmed for the first time its approach in relation to the ‘new’ proportionality test on the assessment of legal...


Prohibited & Permitted Fees In The Tenants Fees Act 2019

Following the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (summarised here) from 1st June 2019, the legislation outlines various information in relation to permitted fees and prohibited fees. We have...


Supporting Evidence In Business Disputes

The quality of the evidence in business disputes presented by an organisation in support of its claim/defence to a claim is of paramount importance to obtain a successful result. As...


Why Does The Timing Matter For The Final Decree Of Divorce?

The timing of a decree nisi application for the order which states that the Court does not see any reason why a couple cannot divorce can be extremely important. A...


EAT Dismisses Teacher’s Harassment Claim Against School Who Suspended Him Due To The Adverse Effects Of His Disability

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) recently heard the harassment case of Mr F Ahmed v The Cardinal Hume Academies, in which it had to consider whether it was direct discrimination...


Court of Appeal Overturns EAT Ruling On Unlawful Inducements Case

In the recent Court of Appeal case of Kostal UK v Dunkley & Others UKEAT/0108/17/RN, the Court was asked to consider whether a business could offer its employees inducements in...


Explaining The Tenant Fees Act 2019

From 1 June 2019, the Tenant Fees Act 2019 (“the Act”) came into force and applies to all assured short-hold tenancies, student accommodation and licences to occupy in England (only)...


Listeria Outbreak In Pre-Packed Foods

Listeria in pre-packed foods Last week, Public Health England (PHE) confirmed that there have now been nine reported instances where people have contracted listeria, which has tragically included five deaths,...


Business Disputes – The Litigation Process

Following on from our previous commercial disputes articles on the initial steps to take and how to escalate a dispute, we will now outline the litigation process when pursuing a...


What Is The Court Of Protection?

There are situations where a close friend or family member will need someone to act on their behalf for legal, financial or/and health and welfare decision making issues. A lot...


Two Year Time Limit To Make An Application Under The Same Roof Rule

We previously reported that the same roof rule under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme was to be reviewed following a Court decision, which had highlighted the unfairness of the rule....


What You Need To Consider When Making A Ground Rent Claim

Some leaseholders have found themselves in situations where they face excessive amounts of ground rent due to onerous clauses in their leases, with many finding difficulty re-selling or mortgaging their...