What Will The General Election Result Mean For Employment Law?

Following last week’s Conservative Party win at the general election, it is anticipated that certain employment laws will be reviewed and revised. The changes that are most likely to be...


Part Exchange House Schemes – What Are They?

If you are considering buying a new build house, the developer building the house may suggest that you ‘Part Exchange’ your current property. You might be wondering what part exchange...


‘One Dwelling Per Plot’ Restrictive Covenants – Can They Be Modified?

A restrictive covenant is a restriction on land that states what the owner can and cannot legally do on it. Essentially, restrictive covenants burden the land/property and are registered on...


NHS Waiting Times Reach Record Highs

Waiting times within the NHS have reached their worst for over a decade. The recently published report shows many hospitals are finding it increasingly difficult to respond to the growing...


Best Interest Considerations For Deputies & Attorneys

Attorneys and deputies acting for a person lacking mental capacity (known as P or the donor) are under a legal duty under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) to act...


Inheritance Tax Allowances & Planning – How To Mitigate Your Potential Inheritance Tax Liability

Inheritance tax, or IHT as it is commonly known, is payable on everything you have of value when you die, including: Your home Savings and investments Jewellery, works of art...


Cash Flow Modelling For Personal Injury Trusts

Some compensation awards for personal injury or clinical negligence can be substantial. These personal tragedies can be life changing, which come with their own challenges, but hopefully the intention is...


Have You Been Misled In Contract Negotiations?

Contracts, of one sort or another, form the basis of most commercial transactions. Parties to contracts will usually make representations to the other in the course of negotiations. However, if those...


Landlords – Is Your Property Affected By The Ground Rent Scandal?

Landlords across the UK could be entitled to compensation due to onerous ground rent charges. In the 2000’s, developers started selling homes on a leasehold rather than freehold basis –...


Trusts In Wills – How To Protect Beneficiaries From Bankruptcy, Divorce Or Themselves

Including a Trust in your Will can be very useful for a number of reasons. Essentially a Trust is created where you have one set of people (the trustees) holding assets...


I Wouldn’t Bank On It…

In the modern world, having children from previous relationships, divorces and unmarried cohabiting spouses are common place. A recent case involves a scenario where all of these eventualities occurred over...


Can A Dismissal Be Discriminatory, Even If Later Retracted?

Yes, held the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Jakkhu v Network Rail. Jakkhu v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd Case background Mr Jakkhu suffered from ulcerative colitis. He lived in London and...