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Squatting in residential premises has been a criminal offence since September 2012. However, this month, a case has considered this in relation to the law of adverse possession.
The EAT has found that while age discriminatory comments had been made to a former employee, these had not formed a material part of the employee’s constructive dismissal.
Changes to both TUPE and employment tribunal procedures have recently come into force.
On 14 May 2014, the Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s decision in the Marks & Spencer case.
A recent case offers a sobering lesson for local planning authorities on the need to consider all of the fallback options before issuing an enforcement notice.
If an individual carries out building operations or a material change of use without planning permission, the local authority may serve an enforcement notice.
The Scottish Affairs Committee has recommended changes to zero-hours contracts but has also stated that in most cases they should not be used at all.
Can detriment or dismissal stemming from events closely connected to a protected disclosure be distinguished from the disclosure itself to avoid liability in whistleblowing claims?
The case of R (on the application of Cherkley Campaign Ltd) v Mole Valley District Council and Longshot Cherkley Court has been appealed.
On 22 April 2014, many changes to both civil procedure and the County Court system came into force.
For claimants lodging claims on or after 6 May 2014, it will be compulsory to follow the early conciliation process prior to submitting a claim.
The UK’s ban on secondary industrial action has been held to be lawful despite its interference with the European Convention on Human Rights Article 11.
The question of where a non-delegable duty of care occurs has been addressed in the recent case of Woodland v Essex County Council.
The EAT decision in Crime Reduction Initiative v Lawrence is a reminder that when considering justification tribunals should discount any purely procedural errors.
A recent Court of Appeal judgment may prove to be a catalyst for greater fines for large organisations convicted of regulatory offences.
The government consultation on the possible extension for licensing hours during the World Cup has come to a close.
A group of businesses, landowners and planning authorities in London’s West End are working to develop a pilot scheme under which planning departments would be able to fully recover the costs of dealing with planning applications.
The EAT has confirmed the wide discretion employment tribunals have to determine whether an activity was fundamentally the same after a TUPE transfer as it was before.
From 6 April 2014, permitted development rights have been extended to allow further changes of use, without the need for planning permission.
Was a consistent practice of paying enhanced redundancy payments capable of being implied into individual contracts of employment?