July 2013 Archive

Countdown to fee day

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For those of you keeping up to date with employment law developments the date 29 July 2013 should already be in your diaries. This is the day that fees are introduced for commencing Employment Tribunal claims. More …

Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited

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Recently, the Supreme Court was asked to consider the issues surrounding divorce and the transfer of company assets and property in the case of Prest v Petrodel Resources Limited [2013] UKSC 34. More …

FCA controls

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The recent fine of EFG Private Bank Ltd shows the Financial Conduct Authority is willing to take a tougher stance in relation to controls. More …

Justification and age discrimination

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In the recent decision in Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust, the Court of Appeal concluded that dismissing a Chief Executive for redundancy without formal consultation, in order to avoid an enhanced pension entitlement, was justified and did not therefore constitute unlawful age discrimination. More …

Welsh Government's housing white paper

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On the 21st May 2012, the Minister for Housing Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis, officially launched his proposals of reform to the Social Housing sector of Wales. More …

Oxford City Council wins lap dancing club judicial review claim in the High Court

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The High Court has rejected Alistair Thompson's claim for Judicial Review of a decision by Oxford City Council's Licensing Sub Committee on 24 September 2012 to refuse his application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) licence in respect of premises known as The Lodge. More …

Pension liberation fraud

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Fraudsters target pensions as reported cases of 'liberation' fraud rise in the UK. More …

BULLETIN : Construction law update - July 2013

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The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published its proposal for a long-term partnership between government and the construction industry to "get Britain building and winning contracts overseas". More …

The Court of Appeal rule on tenancy deposits: Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues [2013] EWCA Civ 669

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The Court of Appeal has recently held that a landlord who received a deposit from his tenant prior to 6 April 2007 (the date on which the Housing Act 2004 was brought into effect) must comply with the obligations set out in section 213 Housing Act 2004. More …

Woolworths case brings crucial change in collective redundancy law

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The way employers decide whether or not they are obliged to consult collectively with employees over dismissals has potentially significantly changed according to a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), and is from now on likely be determined by the number of redundancies across an employer's business rather than at, for example, individual sites. More …