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Bus driver who became stranded in flood wins dismissal claim

A bus driver who was fired after driving his vehicle into a flooded area has won his claim of unfair dismissal. Piotr Borowicki had worked for Bluebird Bus Ltd for eight years when the incident happened. He believed that he would be able to get through the...

Court corrects error in family trust to restore tax benefit

The High Court has corrected an error in a trust to make it effective and ensure that it provides the intended tax benefits. The case involved the family of a woman who during her lifetime made three settlements of shares. The beneficiaries were her three...

Tenants given government guidance on their rights when renting

Tenants and leaseholders can now access official guidance on their rights when renting their home. The online rental guides, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, are part of a continuing crackdown on poor practice by a...

Developer fails in negligence claim against engineers

When relying on reports drawn up by professionals, it’s important to ensure that they are liable if their advice turns out to be wrong or incomplete. Failure to do so could prove costly, as illustrated in a recent case involving BDW Trading Ltd and...

Government introduces new powers to ban reckless directors

Directors could soon be banned from running a business and face large fines if they dissolve their companies to avoid paying employees or making required pension contributions. The crackdown is part of government plans to safeguard workers, pensions and...

Woman told harassment claim was 'immature' awarded £15,000

A woman who was told she was “immature” for complaining about sexual harassment at work has been awarded £15,000. Marta Podlecka worked as a cost estimator for bathroom supplies company MYM Global for eight months. She told the Employment...

Mother fails to prevent children being returned to their father

A mother has lost her appeal to prevent her children being returned to their father in Canada. The courts rejected her argument that such a move would cause her to collapse emotionally. The mother and children had been living with the father in Canada...

Developer wins legal battle to build in open countryside

A developer has won the right to build in open countryside despite opposition from the local planning authority. The case involved developer George Barlow and Cheshire East Council. Barlow had applied for planning permission to build 10 houses on open...

Employee heard manager say her dismissal was 'work in progress'

A pharmacy dispenser has won her claim of constructive dismissal after her employers spoke openly about her case before it had been concluded. The case involved Mel Warringon who had worked for Lloyd’s Pharmacy since May 2004. In September 2016, the...

Landlords oppose 3-year minimum tenancy proposals

The National Landlord’s Association (NLA) has criticised government proposals to introduce 3-year minimum tenancies. Ministers say 3-year tenancy terms, with a 6-month break clause, are necessary to help renters put down roots, and to give landlords...
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