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J&P appointed to CHIC legal servcies framework.

Judge & Priestley LLP (J&P) is delighted to have been successfully appointed to the new Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC) framework agreement for legal services. The new framework will run for 4 years from 1 st July 2020 following a...

Private Landlords; New electrical safety regulations now in full force

As of 1 June 2020, private Landlords are subjected to more rigorous electrical safety standards in accordance with Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 . These regulations apply to new tenancies granted on or...

Covid-19; Advice for Commercial Landlords (Further Update)

Law can be fast changing, even more so in these challenging times. As the Government continues to respond to Covid 19, further new legislation is being introduced. The Government has announced further emergency measures to protect commercial tenants from...

England's Housing Market Re-opens

Madelaine Henwood , Head of Residential Property at Judge & Priestley, comments on the news that the housing market in England has been reopened by the government. “It is great news for buyers and sellers looking to move house, that the...

Challenging a Will

In these unprecedented times, there are likely to be more people considering challenging a will. Judge & Priestley Associate solicitor Nasima Ansary considers the most common questions she has raised in this regard.  What are the grounds for...

Covid-19; Advice for Commercial Landlords

As a result of Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act, UK commercial tenants who miss rent payments due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic are to be protected from eviction for at least three months. Some of the potential issues for landlords of...

The Effect of Covid-19 on Housing Possession Claims

It’s certainly not business as usual for housing possession claims. The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force from 26 March 2020. The Act protects most tenants including secure licensees in the social and rented sectors. The key change brought by...

XW v XH: A critical win for gender equality

This case concerned a husband and a wife who married in 2008 and subsequently separated in 2015. There was one child born to the marriage who was severely disabled. The matrimonial assets were substantial, with the business alone worth around £490...

Secretary resigned after MD said she 'wouldn't hire black person'

A secretary who resigned after her managing director said she wouldn’t employ someone because she was black has won her claim of unfair dismissal. Caroline Hobbs worked for Avon Care Homes from November 2015 until she resigned without notice in April...

Athena Brands wins contract dispute with Superdrug Stores

Athena Brands has won a contract dispute with Superdrug Stores over the supply of various cosmetic products. Athena claimed that it had entered into a binding agreement with Superdrug in an exchange of emails with one of its employees. In the course of the...
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