Monthly Archives: March 2015

Without A Trace

A group of British consumers have won the right to sue Google in the UK over the mega-corporation’s alleged misuse of privacy settings. In a landmark outcome Google have lost their appeal to the Court of Appeal in which they … Continue reading

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Yoda Firm takes Defamation to the Dark Side

In one of the first cases to be heard under the Defamation Act 2013, the High Court has awarded £444,000 in damages to the online marketing and advertising company, ReachLocal UK Ltd (“ReachLocal”) who fell victim to a defamatory campaign … Continue reading

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Holiday Pay to Include Commission: The Lock Decision

The long awaited decision in Lock v British Gas has finally been handed down by the Employment Tribunal (ET). Background Mr Lock worked as a sales consultant for British Gas where he received a basic salary of £1,222.50 per month … Continue reading

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Blacks has the Crypt Factor!

The highlight of the Leeds property professional’s calendar and premier annual charity event was again in full swing on Thursday 19th March 2015 at Elland Road to raise money for the St George’s Crypt and Lionheart  charities. This year was … Continue reading

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Judicial Review Reforms

In May last year I wrote a blog summarising the judgment of the High Court in the much publicised judicial review claim regarding the remains of Richard III. On 26 March 2015 Richard III will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral … Continue reading

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Blacks Solicitors LLP join the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance

Blacks Solicitors LLP are proud to be one of the latest businesses to join the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance. There are an estimated 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK with over 8400 living in Leeds. This figure is … Continue reading

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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill; What it means for your business

On Christmas Day during the Queen’s speech new legislation was announced (although you could have been forgiven for missing it); the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (SBEE). Overview The SBEE has been enacted in response to the recession of … Continue reading

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Think before you watch!

Following my colleague Tom’s earlier blog entitled ‘Think before you type!’, the judiciary has provided us with a further example of what not to do whilst at work (on a judicial IT account). In Tom’s blog, he pointed out two … Continue reading

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Ex On The Reach

The Supreme Court unanimously upheld a wife’s right to lodge a claim for financial provision despite her divorce being finalised over 20 years ago. Ms Kathleen Wyatt has been successful in her bid to lodge a financial settlement application in … Continue reading

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All That You Survey

The duty of care owed by surveyors/valuers to their clients was recently considered by the High Court in the case of Freemont (Denbigh) Limited –v- Knight Frank LLP.  The case involved a valuer employed by Knight Frank who had been … Continue reading

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