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Building for the future download
A significant social issue is the lack of housing in the UK, and particularly the fact that an insufficient number of new homes are being built to meet the needs of the growing population.
Making a claim for adverse possession is a method by which an ‘unlawful’ occupier can acquire legal title to the land, by ‘displacing’ the paper owner.
A court was recently asked to consider the enforceability and extent of two restrictive covenants preventing specific activities in respect of development.
An improving economic outlook has seen activity in the construction industry steadily increasing, culminating in eight months of growth to the end of 2013.
Do you get what you pay for? Reasonable non-reliance clauses defeat misrepresentation claims download
Lloyd v Browning confirms that a seller’s liability for misrepresentation can be excluded by the terms of the contract provided that the exclusion clause is fair and reasonable.
The basics of forfeiture explained download
It is hardly surprising that in today’s economic climate some tenants are struggling to meet their rental payments.
Real-estate litigation specialist Martin McKeague explains the law underpinning this important decision.
Overriding interests have been a hot topic recently, due to the fact that as of midnight on 12 October 2013 their overriding status was lost.
Researching state aid download
In this article, Lucy Hughes, an associate at Walker Morris, looks at dealing with state aid when applying for research grants.
Court of Appeal cautions employers against blindly accepting an occupational health opinion that employee is not disabled download
This decision highlights the pitfalls of relying blindly on the opinion of an OH adviser that an employee is not disabled nor covered by disability discrimination legislation.
Court of Appeal holds that it is not religious discrimination to require a Christian employee to work on Sundays download
The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal of a care worker that a requirement to work on Sundays amounted to religious discrimination.
Belief in ‘democratic socialism’ can amount to a philosophical belief for the purpose of a religion or belief discrimination download
Mr Olivier believed that the Labour party was more than just a political party but that it enshrined a set of core beliefs amounting to ‘democratic socialism’.
Advocate-general’s opinion that holiday pay should include commission — Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd and others download
Mr Lock was a sales consultant for British Gas who was paid a basic salary plus commission for sales made in the previous period.
Ministers claim that the national minimum wage is currently outstripped by the rising cost of living and is now worth the same in real terms as in 2004.
Countdown to April 2014 download
April 2014 will see a raft of new employment legislation hitting the statute books — in preparation for the changes, here is a quick overview of what’s in store.
The government has launched a consultation on zero-hours contracts focusing on two key concerns — exclusivity clauses and a lack of transparency.
The landmark decision of the EAT in the Woolworths case is due to be heard by the Court of Appeal at the end of January.
The government has announced how the new system of shared parental leave will work when it comes into force in April 2015.
It has been a long time coming, but the new TUPE regulations are now finalised and set to take effect from 31 January 2014.
LIBOR claims set to continue download
The High Court in Graiseley Properties Ltd v Barclays Bank plc had permitted the borrower to amend their particulars of claim following LIBOR-fixing allegations, but in Deutsche the court refused.