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  • 1 July 2016

    What an executor needs to know when selling the deceased’s home

    Key points to consider when selling the deceased’s property as executor of an estate. Read more

  • 17 June 2016

    Nayak v Royal Mail Group Otd UKEAT/0011/15

    In Nayak v Royal Mail Ltd UKEATS/0011/15, the EAT upheld an employment tribunal's conclusion that an employer's genuine and reasonable belief that an employee was no longer entitled to work in the UK was sufficient to show that a subsequent dismissal was for some other substantial reason. They also held that the dismissal was both substantively and procedurally fair. Read more

  • 17 June 2016

    Pendleton v Derbyshire County Council

    In Pendleton v Derbyshire County Council, the EAT considered a tribunal's approach to the identification of a provision, criterion or practice, group disadvantage and justification in a claim for indirect discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief. In particular, what level of repetition, if any, is required to establish a practice. Read more

  • 17 June 2016

    John-Charles v NHS Business Services Authority UKEAT/0105/15

    In the absence of gross misconduct, the dismissal of an employee for a first offence is likely to be unfair if they have not previously received any warnings. This is an established principle of employment law. However, as John-Charles v NHS Business Services Authority UKEAT/0105/15 demonstrates, adequately informing the employee of the reasons for the outcome can often be just as important as the outcome itself. Read more

  • 13 June 2016

    Ex-wife receives £300,000 settlement 20 years after divorce

    Kathleen Wyatt, the ex-wife of Dale Vince, has succeeded in securing a lump sum payment of £300,000 almost 20 years after the couple divorced. Mr Vince is the founder of the wind-power firm, Ecotricity and he is reported to have a net worth of £107,000,000. Read more

  • 24 May 2016

    Can you keep your home after a divorce?

    A big concern for many divorcing couples is whether or not one of the parties is able to retain the family home after the financial aspects of the divorce have been dealt with. Read more

  • 17 May 2016

    Putting your affairs in order: from PETs to LPAs

    Nobody likes to think about life coming to an end. But organising your affairs can only be of benefit to you and your family. Karen Bacon outlines what to consider. Read more

  • 4 May 2016

    Are your PSC registers in place yet?

    The legal requirement for companies to keep a register of persons of significant control (PSCs) came into force on 6 April 2016. All companies and LLPs should now have a register in place and be taking reasonable steps to identify any "persons of significant control" (PSCs). Read more

  • 4 May 2016

    Agency Law: How much do you need to pay an agent on termination?

    Unless you are terminating the relationship with your agent on the grounds of a "fundamental breach" having been committed by the agent, you may need to make a lump sum payment to that agent. This lump sum can include notice payment, payment of commission on all orders taken up to the date of termination, commission on future orders mainly attributable to the agent's efforts for a reasonable period and a "compensation" or "indemnity" payment. Read more

  • 28 April 2016

    Prince dies without leaving a Will

    News coming in from the United States is that the multimillionaire musician Prince died without leaving a Will and that court proceedings in relation to his estate have already commenced. Read more