Monthly Archives: November 2015

How low can you go?

Following the introduction of Energy Performance Certificates (“EPC’s”) on 1st August 2007, the property market has been slow to react to the results shown by them. With this in mind, the Energy Act 2011 obliges the Government to bring into … Continue reading

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Beware, Return of the Whistleblower

Whistleblowing refers to a practice whereby employees bring a protected disclosure or grievance to their employer’s or a regulator’s attention which highlights an issue of mismanagement, corruption, illegality or some other wrong doing. Because of the controversial content of the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Conduct

Litigation should always be a last resort.  Parties are expected to negotiate to try to settle their differences before and during court proceedings. Those who ignore this are often penalised by the courts.  This was recently demonstrated in the High … Continue reading

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Digital Assets

Digital assets, and how they are dealt with upon death, is becoming an important  issue for many people. We are regularly asked how iTunes accounts, Kindle books, Facebook, online bank accounts, Paypal accounts etc are dealt with upon death. Many … Continue reading

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When is not amending a premises licence a safe bet?

When you want to sell alcohol from a property to the general public, you need to have a premises licence from the local authority to be able to do so. If you don’t have a premises licence, you can be … Continue reading

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An end to modern slavery?

A recent landmark employment law ruling in the UK’s first ‘Caste discrimination’ case What is Caste? Caste systems involve the division of people into social groups. The idea of ‘caste’ is rooted in Hindu society and it is suggested that … Continue reading

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Possession Notices – the Brave New World

As of 1st October the procedure for giving a tenant notice under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy has been radically changed. This is a result the Deregulation Act 2015, which has previously altered the Tenancy Deposit position once before. The somewhat … Continue reading

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