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The ‘costs’ of facing an employment tribunal claim: increase in compensation rates, penalties and fees
From 6 April, the statutory limits on the level of compensation that employment tribunals can award will go up. What does this mean for employers?
The temptation not to pay and to force the claimant to choose between paying the defendant’s share or letting the arbitration grind to a halt can be a strong one.
This is a short but salutary tale from a High Court decision earlier this month, where the duration of liabilities under a lease was linked to the lease completion date.
The issue of whether an easement has been created on a sale off of part of a larger site, with the seller retaining the unsold land, has again come before the courts.
The Technology and Construction Court recently decided that claims that had been advanced in negligent misstatement and misrepresentation could not be adjudicated.
The 2001 Law Commission Report led to the introduction of the Land Registration Act 2002. This replaced the 1925 version of that act.
In R v Horsham District Council, Lindblom J considered the validity of a section 106 planning agreement that required a payment to be made by the applicant.
Property Update — February 2014: Re Game Station — the Court of Appeal has overturned the law on administrators paying rent
The Court of Appeal has issued its judgment in the ‘Game’ case: Jervis & Anr v Pillar Denton Limited & Ors.
Property Update — February 2014: what is the status of an adjudicator’s decision before court judgment or an award by an arbitrator?
What is the status of an adjudicator’s decision, in the period following the decision but before a judgment by a court or an award by an arbitrator?
In JL Homes Ltd v Mortgage Express, Diakiw and Heap (acting as LPA receivers), the court stepped in to avoid further costs and court time being wasted and granted a civil restraint order.
Finance companies are liable to the ultimate customer on the basis of joint and several liability with the supplier — and this includes in relation to fraudulent misrepresentations.
A Court of Appeal decisionhas ended the legal uncertainty as to whether claimants who had accepted the maximum amount the Ombudsman can award could then sue in court for the balance of their losses.
In Thakker and another v Northern Rock (Asset Management), it was found that a breach of the MCOB rules does not affect the underlying right to possession.
A dispute related to a shipbuilding contract where the bank guaranteed the payment obligations of its customer, the buyer, to the claimant seller under the contract.
The EAT has confirmed that the restriction of a surviving civil partner’s pension to the member’s post-4 December 2005 pensionable service is compatible with EU law.
Private rights, public wrongs: Trafford v Blackpool Borough Council — the public law control of contractual discretion
This case is a reminder that while local authorities have the power to do ‘anything that individuals generally may do’, this does not mean they are free to make decisions as individuals might.
There is an increasing focus on defined-contribution investment issues.
In Hillcrest Homes v Beresford and Curbishley, the TCC decided that claims that had been advanced in negligent misstatement and misrepresentation could not be adjudicated.
HMRC has issued a keenly awaited announcement in response to the CJEU’s ruling in PPG Holdings BV (C-26/12).
The growing number of age discrimination cases offers a stark reminder to employers to think twice before basing any headcount reduction policies on age.