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A guide to rent increases for residential landlords

Andrew Morley
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For a residential landlord a good tenant is one who pays the rent (in full and on time) and looks after the property. And if they do that the landlord will probably want them to stay for a long time. The longer the landlord and tenant relationship continues...

Video Surveillance in University Lecture Halls: A Right to Privacy?

Jacqueline Ross
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Case : Antović and Mirković v. Montenegro ( application no. 70838/13 ) On 28 November 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that video surveillance installed in University Auditoriums infringed professors’ Article 8...

Serve them a Writ and be damned!

David Rogerson
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This may have been the cry in the past but pursuing a Professional Negligence claim today is much more of a considered approach. As with many types of claim, there are Pre Action Protocols to follow which encourage parties to be more open with their approach...

3 Top Tips for Landlords and Tenants

Rebecca Inglis
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At the end of the year your thoughts may be turning to the new and exciting opportunities which await you and your business in 2018. Whether you are a Tenant or a Landlord, you may have thought about expanding to a new location, becoming a Landlord with a...

Uber's leapfrog appeal to the Supreme Court refused

Natalie Gibbons
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Last month we saw the Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissing Uber’s appeal in Uber v Aslam and upholding the Tribunals decision that drivers working for Uber were ‘workers’ rather than self-employed and therefore had certain basic employment...

Meghan Markle: British Citizenship the long way round?

Louis Harman
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With another royal wedding now on the cards, the press spotlight is now firmly fixed on Meghan Markle. Much like her character on the US show ‘Suits’, she must now navigate a new series of legal challenges; this time being in the form of UK...

Professional Negligence - Can I afford to make a claim?

David Rogerson
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Professional negligence claims can be complex and therefor the legal cost of pursuing them can be high. Chattertons offer a range of funding options and all these should be considered carefully at the beginning of any case: Standard Hourly Rate: This is...

Proving an employee's right to work - can you dismiss for lack of documentary evidence?

Natalie Gibbons
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It is unlawful under immigration laws for employers to employ individuals that do not have current leave to enter or remain in the UK, or individuals who have leave but are not allowed to work in the UK. A breach of the law makes employers liable to a civil...

Family asset protection trusts - take care!

Anna Howat
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As they get older, most people are understandably keen to ensure that their home is not sold to pay care fees. They also want to protect their estate from inheritance tax, probate fees and claims from creditors or ex-spouses. Essentially, they wish to...

Refunding of Tribunal fees - an update

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The government has opened up applications for Employment Tribunal fee refunds to all who may be eligible, following a pilot scheme. This comes after the defeat suffered by the government back in July 2017, where the Supreme Court upheld an appeal by Unison...