April 2015 Archive

Landlord alert: Letting of properties with poor EPC ratings to be severely restricted from April 2018.

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The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/962) More …

Summary Judgment granted to defendant surveyors on a novel point of causation

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Tiuta International Ltd (in liquidation) and De Villiers Surveyors Ltd [2015] All ER (D) 267 (Mar). More …

Claims against architects

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What is required when the service provided by an architect falls below the standard of work reasonably expected? More …

New drug driving law: implications for employers

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The introduction of a new offence of “drug driving” will have implications for employers as well as employees, particularly where driving is an essential component of the work in question. More …

Does a credit broker owe a borrower a fiduciary duty?

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The Court of Appeal have recently clarified the duties owed by credit brokers towards borrowers in the case of McWilliam & McWilliam v. Norton Finance (UK) Limited T/A Norton Finance (in liquidation). More …

Age discrimination in changing terms & conditions

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Could imposed changes to terms and conditions amount to age discrimination if older workers employed on more generous terms are particularly adversely affected? More …

Held v General Dental Council [2015] EWHC 669 (Admin)

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Mr Held ["the Appellant"] brought an appeal under s.29 of the Dentists Act 1984 against the decision of the Professional Conduct Committee ["PCC"] of the General Dental Council ["GDC"] respondent. More …

Radeke v General Dental Council [2015] EWHC 778 (Admin)

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This is an appeal brought by the Registrant (Consultant in Oral Surgery) against the determination of the Professional Conduct Committee (Panel) of the General Dental Council that his name should be erased from the Dental Register. More …

Lawrance v General Medical Council [2015] EWCH 586 (Admin)

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Dr Lawrance ["the Appellant"] appealed against a decision of the General Medical Council's ["GMC"] Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ["MPTS"] given on 28 April 2014. More …

Schools v Solicitor Regulation Authority [2015] EWHC 872 (Admin)

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The appellant solicitor appealed against the decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (the SDT), finding a number of allegations against him proved and ordering that he should be struck off the roll of solicitors. More …