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Charity unfairly dismissed dyslexic worker over spelling errors

A dyslexic charity worker was unfairly dismissed after making spelling errors that led to him being denied a new role. James Bulloss had worked as an adviser for the homeless charity Shelter. His role included working night shifts and weekends to work on...

Buyer of insurance firm compensated for warranty breach

A company has been compensated for a breach of warranty after it bought an insurance firm. The case involved a firm that sold policies related to motor or household insurance. When it was sold in 2014, the seller provided warranties that the company...

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...
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