Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Community Right to Bid Now into Force!

The Community Right to Bid is part of the Localism Act and came into force on the 21 September. This Act is an attempt to ensure important assets remain in public use and stay part of community life. This could … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal Statistics, 2011 – 12

Last week the Ministry of Justice published the annual statistics for the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeals Tribunal for the period 2011-12. Once again, they show a decrease in the number of claims being brought in the Employment Tribunals … Continue reading

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Cable announces Employment Law reform proposals

Last week, the Business Secretary Vince Cable announced his proposals to reform UK employment law. Employment law reform has been a hot topic for some months, especially since the controversial Beecroft Report was published earlier this year. The Government continues … Continue reading

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For almost 400 years expert witnesses have been immune from being sued over a breach of the duty they owe to their client in relation to their involvement in legal proceedings. However, in the case of Jones –v- Kaneya majority … Continue reading

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Divorces to be settled by a mathematical formula?

A major new review by the Law Commission has suggested that divorce settlements should be settled according to a mathematical formula to avoid time-consuming and costly disputes. The Law Commission has criticised the current legal framework for creating too much … Continue reading

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Equity Release and the Equity Release Council

An Equity Release Mortgage allows the over 55’s to take out a mortgage on their  property in return for a lump sum, a lump sum with a further drawdown facility, an  income or a combination of the three. The mortgage … Continue reading

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