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Advocate General affirms rights of workers to belated holiday pay

The EU’s leading lawyer has stated that workers are entitled to claim unpaid holiday entitlement even after they have left their employment. Advocate General Tanchev said: “In circumstances where an employer has not provided a worker with paid...

Director caught out by having to repay loan 'on demand'

Directors need to be clear about repayment terms when borrowing money from their company or using their loan account. Failure to do so could result in being obliged to pay back large sums before they are ready to do so, as happened in a recent case before...

Son not allowed to inherit house as a 'deathbed gift'

A man has been prevented from inheriting a house that he claimed was a ‘deathbed gift’ from his mother. The case involved a man who had visited his elderly mother regularly to help with her care and welfare shortly before she died. The mother...

Father wins discrimination claim over paternity leave

A father has won his discrimination claim against his employer after being denied his full paternity rights. Call centre worker Madasar Ali wanted to take the leave to care for his baby daughter because his wife was suffering from post-natal depression. His...

Builder recovers £44,000 in dispute over defective work

A builder has recovered unpaid fees totalling £44,000 in a dispute with property owners over alleged defects in renovation work. The owner had asked the builder to do certain works on their property. There was no written agreement. The owners paid...

Woman sacked after becoming pregnant wins £25,000 compensation

A woman who was sacked by an employment agency after becoming pregnant has been awarded £25,000 compensation. Daniella Lewandowski started working for the Bradford District Apprenticeship Training Agency in 2015. She had a minor role at first but was...

NHF Leaseholder and Tenant Service Charges Conference (14th September 2017)

We are pleased to announce that Mark Oakley, Property Partner at Judge & Priestley will be presenting a breakout session at the NHF Leaseholder and Tenant Service Charges Conference . The event is taking place on Thursday 14 September 2017 at the...

Restrictive covenant discharged to enable residential use of office space despite neighbouring restaurant's objection

An application to discharge a restriction preventing the use of premises (next door to a former Chinese restaurant) other than as offices was granted by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) to enable the applicants to convert the premises into two residential...

Minimum standards: Government issues energy efficiency guidance on non-domestic private rented property

  The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 mean that, from April 2018, private non-domestic (and domestic) landlords must ensure that properties they rent in England and Wales reach at least an Energy...

Law Commission calls for event fees in retirement properties to be regulated

“We consider that event fees should be regulated with the introduction of a new code of practice,” says the Law Commission. It is referring to specialist retirement properties which are almost always sold on a leasehold rather than freehold...
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