Commercial Client Articles

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...

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...

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...

Developer must pay back shareholder loan before refinancing

A property developer has been prevented from refinancing a building project until it pays back a loan to a minority shareholder. The developer had been working on a site with 102 flats. The project was funded by a £1.7m loan from another company and a...

Sports agent loses commission claim against Formula One team

A marketing company that specialises in introducing sponsors to sports teams has lost a commission claim against a Formula One racing team. The case involved Sports Mantra India Private Ltd and Force India Formula One Team Ltd (in liquidation, 2019). The...

Tenants facing eviction to get enhanced legal support

Tenants threatened with eviction are set to receive enhanced legal support under new measures proposed by the government. The Housing Possession Court Duty Scheme (HPCDS) offers free ‘on-the-day’ legal advice to anyone in danger of being evicted...

Company fined £7.8m for breaching money laundering regulations

A company has been fined a record £7.8m by HMRC after breaching money laundering regulations. An investigation by HMRC officials found that West London money transmitter Touma Foreign Exchange Ltd had failed in several ways to carry out its duties...

Tenant retains injunction preventing landlord from evicting him

A tenant has been granted an extension to an injunction preventing him from being evicted, although the judge made it clear that this did not prevent his landlord from issuing possession proceedings. The tenant had obtained the injunction after the landlord...

Director banned over payments 'detrimental to creditors'

A director has been banned from running a company for six years after approving payments that were detrimental to creditors. James Wilson McAllister, aged 51, currently living in Marbella but formerly of Kilmarnock, was the sole director of Greetings...
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