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The biggest changes to the capital allowances rules since July 1996 have been introduced for buyers and sellers of commercial property.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the government would be ‘removing all obstacles that remain to development on brownfield sites’.
A recent decision reminds us that if a party to a dispute refuses to engage in a form of alternative dispute resolution, then a punitive costs order might be made against it.
Service charge disputes are common in the landlord and tenant relationship, whatever the nature of the property being leased.
A number of developers and private landlords have become unstuck by a little-known legal provision set out in the Greater London Council (General Powers) Act 1973.
Businesses should aim to pay the lowest rate of interest when borrowing from banks, as well as ensuring any financing is structured tax efficiently.
The Immigration Act, which received royal assent on 14 May 2014, requires private landlords to ensure that prospective tenants are in the UK legally.
There are significant proposals this year on areas such as infrastructure, pensions, zero-hours contracts, ‘modern slavery’ and recall of MPs.
C, in his fifties, was employed by LLoyds Bank. During a discussion with C’s manager regarding performance concerns, C claimed his manager said to C: ‘You’re not 25 anymore’.
In Eastlands Homes Partnership Limited v Cunningham the EAT confirmed the correct approach to determine whether a claimant has been unfairly dismissed for gross misconduct.
Two migrant domestic workers from Nigeria brought claims of direct and indirect race discrimination in the Employment Tribunal.
This briefing discusses Capgemini India Private Ltd and another v Krishnan and others (the employees).
Assuming that the older generation can afford it, the ‘children’ will always welcome some financial help, for example for investing in a house.
A recent insolvency case in which a late application to adjourn the trial of an application under IA 1986 fell foul of the Mitchell principles is interesting in a number of respects.
Heads Up: changes to the Primary Chain Development Grant; new guidance on behaviour and discipline; and more
Welcome to this summer edition of Heads Up. It has been another busy term, and as we approach the general election it is unlikely the pace will slow down.
Since fees were introduced for claims received on or after 29 July 2013, there has been a drop of 79 per cent in the number of claims compared with the same period in 2012.
The EAT has confirmed that dismissal arising out of absences for post-natal depression after maternity leave had come to an end did not constitute discrimination.
The EAT considered whether a worker was prevented from bringing a sexual discrimination and harassment claim against her employer because she was working illegally.
The EAT has determined whether the person who subjected the claimant to a detriment has to have knowledge of the protected act for a whistleblowing claim to succeed.
Disputes in the construction industry are common. Rebecca Huston considers the position in the absence of a contract and the benefit of properly documenting matters.