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Confidentiality – repudiatory breach?

If an employer’s conduct amounts to repudiation of the employment contract then the employee can opt for the employment contract to end (ie it does not end automatically). Conversely, if the employee’s conduct is a ...

Contracted-out lease – holding over

If a lease has been contracted out (ie excluded) from LTA 1954, then T will not be able to apply for a renewal lease when the existing lease expires. In practice, however, it is not ...

Evidence – case preparation

Advancing technology is an important aspect of collecting evidence in criminal investigations. In this useful article, the author provides an update on developments in the analysis and use of DNA samples – and cautions lawyers ...

Law Society – contaminated land

The Law Society has issued a new contaminated land practice note setting out what it considers good practice. The basic approach is unchanged from that in the 2001 Warning ...

Right of light – extinguishing?

It can be very difficult for a developer to destroy, or make unenforceable, rights of ...

Part 36 – major changes

Major changes to Part 36 come into effect on 6 April ...

Ogden – effect of ‘disability’

For more than 20 years, the Ogden tables have been used as the basis for calculating awards for future loss of earnings. Those tables provide a multiplier, which takes account of ‘mortality’ (corrected for age ...

Wills – caution against asset

In this useful article, the author looks at matters that should be considered in applications to vacate a caution entered against estate assets. In a recent case, a claim was made under the I(PFD)A 1975 ...

Incorporation – tax changes

In recent years, incorporation has overtaken partnership as the most popular way of practising for solicitors. Often this is done for tax motives, but it is important to note that two important tax changes are ...

Notice – s21

Section 21 HA 1988 was the catalyst for the modern private rented sector. Instead of the restrictive Rent Acts (which gave extensive security of tenure and imposed relatively strict rent control) it became possible for ...

Bankruptcy – 100% pension fund?

Individuals of minimum pensionable age (55) will be able to access 100% of their pension fund as a cash sum from April 2015 (currently, only 25% can be accessed). This potentially opens the door to ...

Children – procedure; identification

An s39 order under the Children and Young Person’s Act expires on the child’s 18th birthday, the Court of Appeal has ruled. In a recent case, the CA ruled that an order under s39 ...


Most-read articles

Bankruptcy – 100% pension fund?
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Individuals of minimum pensionable age (55) will be able to access 100% of their pension fund as a cash sum from April 2015 (currently, only 25% can be accessed). This potentially opens the door to... Read more...
Children – procedure; identification
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
An s39 order under the Children and Young Person’s Act expires on the child’s 18th birthday, the Court of Appeal has ruled. In a recent case, the CA ruled that an order under s39 prohibiting the... Read more...
Confidentiality – repudiatory breach?
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
If an employer’s conduct amounts to repudiation of the employment contract then the employee can opt for the employment contract to end (ie it does not end automatically). Conversely, if the... Read more...
Contracted-out lease – holding over
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
If a lease has been contracted out (ie excluded) from LTA 1954, then T will not be able to apply for a renewal lease when the existing lease expires. In practice, however, it is not uncommon for T to... Read more...
Evidence – case preparation
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Advancing technology is an important aspect of collecting evidence in criminal investigations. In this useful article, the author provides an update on developments in the analysis and use of DNA... Read more...
Incorporation – tax changes
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
In recent years, incorporation has overtaken partnership as the most popular way of practising for solicitors. Often this is done for tax motives, but it is important to note that two important tax... Read more...
Law Society – contaminated land
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
The Law Society has issued a new contaminated land practice note setting out what it considers good practice. The basic approach is unchanged from that in the 2001 Warning Card. Read more...
Notice – s21
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Section 21 HA 1988 was the catalyst for the modern private rented sector. Instead of the restrictive Rent Acts (which gave extensive security of tenure and imposed relatively strict rent control) it... Read more...
Ogden – effect of ‘disability’
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
For more than 20 years, the Ogden tables have been used as the basis for calculating awards for future loss of earnings. Those tables provide a multiplier, which takes account of ‘mortality’... Read more...
Part 36 – major changes
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Major changes to Part 36 come into effect on 6 April 2015: Read more...

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