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21 Oct 2013

Can new development breach the rights of the minerals owner?

Picture the scene - you've obtained planning permission, taken title to the land, got a watertight contract with a prospective tenant and your...
Article by
Sally Anthony
15 Oct 2013

CIPD Absence Management Survey 2013

The 2013 CIPD annual survey report on absence management has been published today. I've set out below some of the key points from the survey plus...
Blog by
Innes Clark
15 Oct 2013

The taxation of termination payments

I mentioned previously that I recently presented a talk on Settlement Agreements. This included a section on the taxation of termination payments...
Blog by
Innes Clark
11 Oct 2013

Agency or distribution? What's the difference?

If you'd like to sell your products in another part of the world but don't have the resources to open a branch office or pay to have a salesman on...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
1 Oct 2013

Child benefit & self assessment - act now

Over one million families are affected by the child benefit tax charge and the must act now if they wish to avoid a fine for non compliance, which...
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30 Sep 2013

Separate representation - the final countdown?

The long running debate on Separate Representation, or "Sep Rep" as it has become know, is reaching its end game.
Blog by
John Lunn
24 Sep 2013

Later life care

Long Term Care provision is a fairly topical subject these days and with good reason. Statistics provided by the ABI (Association of British Insurers...
Blog by
Robin Morton
24 Sep 2013

Grounds of divorce

If you've made the difficult decision to end your marriage, one of your first questions is likely to be how you can actually get divorced. While it...
Blog by
Dianne Millen
17 Sep 2013

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

In 2011 the Government commissioned a review of health and safety legislation. The upshot of this is Section 69 of The Enterprise and Regulatory...
Article by
Jenny Dickson
13 Sep 2013

Are you holding the context?

By Fergus King - Guest Blogger from Shirlaws, Business Coaches This week, we bring you a blog from Fergus King, Entrepreneur, Business Coach and...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
12 Sep 2013

Employment tribunal statistics 2012 - 2013

Every year statistics are published on the number and nature of Employment Tribunal claims which have been raised. n.b. The statistics below are now...
Blog by
Innes Clark
10 Sep 2013

'Due Diligence' - An odd phrase when you think about it

'Due diligence' is one of those phrases that we use all the time in commercial transactions. In plain English it means knowing what you're getting...
Blog by
Austin Flynn
23 Aug 2013

Directions to follow to avoid a mix up

While I may not be delighted to learn that one of the One Direction guys is off the market, hearing of Zayn Malik's engagement to Little Mix's Perrie...
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20 Aug 2013

Loss of use of vehicle: what can a company operating a fleet claim?

The recent decision of West Midlands Travel Ltd -v- Aviva Insurance UK Ltd brings some good news for insurers but bad news for fleet operators. The...
Article by
Jenny Dickson
19 Aug 2013

Scottish long leases - converting to ownership

You go to sleep one evening owning a piece of land. When you wake up the next morning you've lost your title to your tenant. Not a bad dream, but...
Blog by
Sally Anthony
14 Aug 2013

Do you have family members who are receiving benefits?

There has been a lot of discussion in the news recently about state benefits, and the government has been reviewing who is entitled, and how much...
Blog by
Sue Hunter
12 Aug 2013

Stop press: Section 75 Agreements are not Willy Wonka golden tickets

A steady flow across my desk of similar cases in recent months has made me realise that the implications of Section 75 Agreements, as they remain...
Blog by
Rory Alexander
8 Aug 2013

New ET1 and ET3 forms

As I have mentioned in previous blogs new Employment Tribunal rules came into force on 29 July. In addition to the new Rules, new ET1 (claim form)...
Blog by
Innes Clark
5 Aug 2013

Property headaches caused by the inexorable rise of the "urban gull"

For purely selfish reasons, I've recently taken an interest in the law governing seagulls and property. A family of gulls has moved onto the flat...
Blog by
Steven Thomson
30 Jul 2013

Settlement Agreements: An opportunity for a fresh start?

I am only too aware having acted for a very large number of employees over the years that being made redundant or being involved in a dispute with...
Blog by
Innes Clark
26 Jul 2013

Compensation awards in discrimination cases

In recent years the Equal Opportunities Review (the " EOR ") have produced an extremely interesting annual survey on the compensation awards made in...
Blog by
Innes Clark

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