Monthly Archives: June 2018

Heterosexual civil partnerships

In February 2017 we posted a blog on the continuation of the battle for heterosexual civil partnerships. Since then, Mr Keidan and Mrs Steinfeld have taken their case to the Supreme Court and have left the judge calling it a ‘blatant … Continue reading

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Fighting the System – Service Charge Disputes

Paying service charge will be familiar to most people holding flats or houses under a long lease.  A leasehold owner owes various obligations to the freeholder (or a management company, where present) as set out in the lease including paying … Continue reading

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The first over the line – Dixons Carphone

Dixons Carphone (“DC”) is investigating a hacking attempt which involved almost six million credit and debit cards and over a million customer data records. The incident could be the first significant data breach to be investigated by the Information Commissioner’s … Continue reading

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Finally an end to the gig-economy worker conundrum?

The Supreme Court’s Judgment in Pimlico Plumbers and another v Gary Smith could spell an end to gig-economy ‘jobs loophole’ being used to avoid worker status. The Supreme Court’s dismissal of Pimlico’s recent appeal has confirmed that their workers are … Continue reading

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Islamic and Civil marriage; Shariah law and Divorce

I recently met a new client seeking some advice about a pre-nuptial agreement. He was a young man who was potentially going to marry his partner in an Islamic ceremony and then they would both move into his home which … Continue reading

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Drink driver escapes lengthy jail term due to legal loophole

Despite being over 2 ½ times the legal alcohol driving limit and killing an 11-year old boy in an accident near Leeds, a self-employed farm worker has been jailed for just 16 months. Harry Whitlam was visiting his mother, who … Continue reading

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