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New EU regulations to protect children in cross border disputes

The EU has adopted a new set of regulations to protect children caught up in cross border disputes between their parents. The Brussels IIa Regulation covers cross-border matrimonial matters (divorce, separation, marriage annulment) and matters of parental...

Estate agent not signed up to redress scheme fined £3,000

An estate agent has been fined £3,000 for not being a member of all the required redress schemes for the services it covered. The case arose following a complaint from a tenant who lived in a block of flats managed by the agent. The local authority...

Tesco employee wins premium overtime pay battle

A Tesco employee was entitled to premium overtime pay despite an agreement between the supermarket and trade union that stated otherwise. The employee, Mr J Lozaique, had been employed by the store in a security role for four years when he was offered a job...

Court ruling enables company to remove estranged director

A High Court ruling has enabled a company to remove a director who had become estranged from the business following a dispute over alleged breach of duties. The company had two members and four directors. Three of the directors, including the majority...

Woman awarded £1.2m from father's estate despite family fall-out

A woman has been awarded £1.2m despite being written out of her father’s will after they fell out in the later years of his life. The judge found that the woman was entitled to the sum because she had worked on the family farm for 30 years on...

Divorced husband must remove ex-wife's name from his properties

A divorced husband has been ordered by the High Court to transfer the legal title to 42 properties solely into his own name or sell them. The judge found that he had not made his best efforts to remove his ex-wife from the mortgages of the properties that...

Worker was discriminated against because of poor language skills

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that a transport worker was discriminated against because of his ‘lack of command’ of the English language. Mr A Khawaja, from Pakistan, worked for Transport for London (TfL) but was overlooked for development...

Property owner must pay £81,000 for work completed on cancelled job

A tenant has successfully appealed a service charge he incurred after his landlord removed rubbish from the car park of the property. The tenancy agreement included the rent payable as well as the right of the landlord to add a variable service charge to...

Female police officers win their sex discrimination claims

Female police officers win their sex discrimination claims Two female police officers who were put on restricted duties for giving evidence against a colleague have won their sex discrimination claims. The tribunal ruled that they had been treated in way...

Leaseholders Open Evening, 11th July 2019 in Beckenham.

Judge & Priestley solicitors will be holding an open evening for leaseholders to learn about and discuss any legal issues in relation to their lease, with a member of J&P’s expert leasehold team. The event will be held at Judge &...
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