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Money Basics - ISA

Daniel Elkington
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Money basics is a series of short articles where we will explore several themes that confuse and bewilder and try to break down all the legalistic jargon into plain English. Last week we discussed the best tax wrapper to hold your investments in, this week...

ILLEGAL WORKERS: WILL YOUR BUSINESS SURVIVE AN INSPECTION?

Louis Harman
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The Home Office have at their disposal an arsenal of penalties that they can deploy against employers found to be hiring illegal workers, such as fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, criminal prosecutions and the revocation of Sponsor Licences....

Being let down

David Rogerson
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Every solicitor owes a duty of care to their clients to give professional and appropriate advice. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong and the outcome of your claim may not be as you expected. This often the case in personal injury and/ or clinical...

EAT confirms bar on holiday pay deductions claim after three month gap

Natalie Gibbons
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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed in Fulton and another v Bear Scotland that a gap of three months or more between one series of non-payments or underpayments and the next (in this case holiday pay), will break the ‘series of...

Money Basics - Pensions

Daniel Elkington
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Money basics is a series of short articles where we will explore several themes that confuse and bewilder and try to break down all the legalistic jargon into plain English. Tweet us your article suggestions @ChattertonsLaw – literally anything in the...

What an Agreement is ...... and is not

Sameena Alladin
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The impact of the end of a relationship, whether through separation or divorce, can cause stress for all involved, especially if disputes arise that seem intractable. Nevertheless it is vitally important to remember that the fundamental aim is to resolve the...

SPOTLIGHT ON FORFEITURE OF COMMERCIAL LEASES

Robert Clark
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In the context of commercial leases, forfeiture simply means termination of the lease by the landlord for some default on the part of the tenant. With rare exceptions, the landlord needs to be able to rely upon an express forfeiture provision contained in...

SPOTLIGHT ON DILAPIDATIONS

Robert Clark
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Landlords and tenants of commercial property need to keep a close eye on repairing obligations under a lease. Claims for breach of a repairing obligation are known as “dilapidations claims”.  The subject of dilapidations claims never goes...

OFFICE OR EMPLOYEE RELOCATIONS - WHAT DOES AN EMPLOYER NEED TO BEAR IN MIND?

Ewan Carr
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There are a number of reasons why an employer may wish to relocate an employee, several employees or even the whole office. Perhaps there have been problems between employees in a particular office, or there is more demand for the services carried out by an...

Nominal Damages Awarded in Breach of Confidentiality Claim

Manisha Chauhan
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This was considered in the case of Marathon Asset Management LLP and another v Seddon and another [2017] . In this case, 2 employees worked for an asset management firm, Marathon Asset Management LLP. In the months before they left, a number of files were...