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While the Employment Tribunal is the most common forum for resolving employment disputes, it is not uncommon for senior, highly paid or bonused employees to bring contractual claims against employers in the civil courts.
The General Election is less than two months away and the political parties have set out their stalls on how they would change or reform existing UK employment law.
Of the 88 parts to the CPR, Part 36, involving offers to settle, is one of the most crucial.
The draft Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 are in the process of being approved by Parliament. This briefing highlights the key changes.
In February the Court for the first time granted a partial stay due to the paying party’s financial difficulties. This was considered to be a rare case but it is likely that we will now see parties seeking to persuade the Court that their circumstances also merit a partial stay.
Retailers have a fast-closing window of opportunity to get on board with the requirements of the new legislation.
Dramatic increases in the fees payable to the court when issuing a claim came into force on Monday 9 March 2015.
The Infrastructure Act is intended to boost investment in development projects. The practical and commercial implications of the new measures are wideranging.
Limitation proves no bar to lessee download
In Andrew Parissis v Blair Court (St John’s Wood) Management, the judge in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) provided some useful guidance.
Interest free instalment credit’s exemption from regulation has been extended.
Since 6 April 2011, when a special exclusion order was revoked, all land agreements are subject to UK competition law.
The Insurance Act 2015 introduces key changes to commercial insurance contracts, covering the duty of disclosure, warranties and the remedies that insurers have for fraudulent claims.
Some in-housers are thinking of extending their reach. The Legal Services Board is concerned that restrictions on their ability to do so might impose costs, frustrate choice and adversely affect access to justice.
After the 2013 horsemeat scandal, the ‘nuts for cumin’ affair puts traceability and record-keeping back in the spotlight.
The Government has outlined further changes that will take effect.
In a ‘Back to the Future’-like twist in time, the Tories are now looking to extend the Right to Buy scheme to housing association tenants, just as their election campaign gathers pace.
Limit on landlords' remedies download
Currently, where a tenant is in arrears of rent totalling £750 or more, a landlord is entitled to serve a statutory demand for payment.
The letter of the lease is king.
The existing Environmental Stewardship and English Woodland Grant schemes are being replaced by countryside stewardship as the environmental land management scheme under the RDP for England.
Legislation came into effect on 12 March 2015 providing for all maximum fines in the Magistrates’ Court of £5,000 or more to become unlimited in England and Wales.