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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...

New official guidance on cross border divorce after Brexit

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued guidance on how couples should deal with cross border divorce after the UK leaves the European Union. It says that if your divorce is making its way through the courts in England or Wales at the time the UK leaves...

Developer overturns covenant preventing offices becoming homes

A developer has succeeded in overturning a restrictive covenant that would have prevented an office block being converted into homes. The block was next to other office buildings and close to several apartment blocks. The head lease was for a term of 150...

Family of directors banned for putting themselves ahead of creditors

A family of directors have been banned from running a company for a total of 19 years after they were found to have benefited themselves over the interests of their creditors. Husband and wife, John Joseph Power (65) and Helen Catherine Power (66), were...

Landlords call for new housing court to speed up justice

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is calling for a new housing court to speed up justice for landlords and tenants. The association says that under Civil Procedure Rules, repossession claims should only take about nine weeks, but official figures...

Court upholds woman's second will despite her dementia

The High Court has declared that an 86-year-old woman’s will was valid even though she suffered from dementia at the time she made it. The case involved a family dispute between two brothers and two sisters. The High Court has declared that an...

Mulberry wins confidentiality agreement dispute with employee

The fashion house Mulberry has successfully defended a discrimination claim from a former employee who was dismissed after refusing to sign a confidentiality agreement. The case involved designer Anna Gray, who had access to some of Mulberry’s designs...

Free Legal Advice for Residential Landlords

Calling all residential landlords in SE London. Do you have a legal tenancy issue that we can assist with?   Judge & Priestley solicitors are pleased to announce that we will be running free legal clinics for private landlords at our Beckenham...

Number of first-time home buyers reaches 12-year high

The number of first-time home buyers has reached its highest level for 12 years. The latest mortgage data reveals that 35,010 people took their first step on the property ladder in August. That’s the highest monthly total since August 2007. The...

Oldest person to win age discrimination claim agrees settlement

An 89-year-old woman who became the oldest person in the UK to win an age discrimination claim after being dismissed from her job has accepted a cash settlement. Eileen Jolly told the Employment Tribunal earlier this year that she felt “humiliated and...
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