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Residential Landlord Free Legal Advice Wednesday 29 January

As a Residential Landlord, you may have numerous issues, from drafting the tenancy agreement and lodging the deposit correctly, to ensuring that you follow the complex procedural requirements. You may have issues with rent arrears and want to evict your...

J&P Fixed fee divorce in January 2020

New Year, New Start Fixed fee divorce in January 2020 January is busy time of year for family lawyers and sees an increase in the number of clients filing for divorce. Emotions run high during the festive period which can lead to already struggling...

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames ordered to reimburse tenant's overpayments for water charges

The Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames (“Kingston”) entered into an agreement with Thames Water Utilities Limited (“TWU”)  in 2003 until 2017. Many other councils in London and Thames Valley entered into similar agreements...

Boundary disputes - how to avoid them.

A boundary dispute usually occurs when two parties both believe they have rights over the same piece of land. One party may erect a fence or build a structure over the land that the other thought they owned, and inevitably a dispute arises. While it is not...

Marketers win £150k enrichment claim against Formula One team

A marketing company has been awarded £150,000 following a contract dispute with a Formula One racing team. The case involved Amp Advisory & Management Partners A.G. and Force India Formula One Team Ltd (In Liquidation) (2019). The issue arose...

Farmer wins 'secret commission' claim against mortgage lender

A farmer has won her claim against a mortgage lender over commission paid to her broker without her knowledge. The case involved Frances Elizabeth Wood and Commercial First Business Ltd (In Liquidation). In 2007, Wood applied through a broker, UKMFS, for a...

Protesters fail to stop listed buildings being converted to homes

Protesters from a local community group have failed to prevent the development of several listed buildings in a conservation area. The proposed development was for 93 houses and associated facilities at the site of a former school, containing several Grade...

Tenants win enfranchisement appeal over freehold of flats

A group of tenants have won their appeal to exercise the right of collective enfranchisement and acquire the freehold of their flats. The properties were owned by Grosvenor (Mayfair) Estate and held on a long lease by K Group Holdings Inc (2019). The issue...

Minority shareholder stops company issuing new shares

A minority shareholder has been granted an interim injunction preventing a company from issuing new shares and loan notes. The applicant in the case had a minority shareholding in Brickvest Ltd (2019). There was a shareholders' agreement specifying...

Ryanair discriminated against flight attendant over brain tumour

The Employment Tribunal has ruled that the airline Ryanair discriminated against a flight attendant when she returned to work after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Margita Dworak had worked for Ryanair from 2004-2018 and was a senior flight attendant...
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