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Judge's decision to limit mother's allegations of domestic abuse set aside

The High Court has ruled that a judge's decision to limit a mother’s allegations of domestic abuse in a children act case was wrong and should be set aside, saying that "The allegations beyond those in the Scott Schedule were not either...

How might the recent Adult Social Care Reforms impact on the recovery of care charges?

Introduction On 7 September 2021 the Government announced its long awaited plans for the reform of the Adult Social Care System. The need for reform is undoubted and the Covid-19 crisis has only served to place more strain and pressure on a sector which...

Director didn't breach duty over employee bonus in company transfer

A director didn’t breach his legal duty when he gave an employee an enhanced bonus entitlement shortly before a takeover involving the transfer of employment contracts. That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving Reader v SPIE Ltd . ...

Landlord loses service charge appeal after failing to consult tenants

A landlord has lost its appeal against a decision that it could not impose service charges for certain works because it had failed to consult tenants properly. The landlord owned several flats let on long leases. It carried out various works to the flats...

Company granted injunction to stop ex-employee contacting its clients

A company in a highly competitive market has been granted an injunction to prevent a former employee from contacting and dealing with its clients. The case involved Delivery Group Ltd and former employee Mr Yeo. In early 2020, the group had increased...

Contract entitled restaurant manager to be director and shareholder

The High Court has ruled that a restaurant manager was entitled to be a director and shareholder of a new business he had set up with a married couple. He was also entitled to payments as specified in a contract agreed by both sides. The manager had run a...

Homeowners lose appeal over stamp duty on 'large gardens'

Three homeowners have lost their appeal against a decision that sections of land they bought with their homes should be classed as ‘gardens or grounds’ and so be subject to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) at the full rate. The issue in each case was...

Employer had made 'all reasonable adjustments' for disabled employee

A disabled employee has lost a discrimination claim after a judge concluded that her employer had made all reasonable adjustments to avoid any disadvantage to her. The employee, Ms Martin, started working for the employer in 2014. She had several...

Appeal Court considers whether external doors are landlords' fixtures

The Court of Appeal has clarified whether external doors are landlords’ fixtures and so subject to landlord control. The case involved a tenant who was the registered proprietor of two long-leasehold flats with terms of 999 years. The leases included...

LLP wins appeal over partner's age discrimination claim

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a constructive dismissal following unwanted sexual comments could amount to an act of harassment within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 (the Act). The case involved a woman who resigned after alleging that...
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