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Monthly Archive

October 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find totaly 18 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
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Lease Enfranchisement

Lease enfranchisement is a method used by leaseholders to gain more control and add value to their properties. The process can be undertaken by leaseholders of houses and flats. The right to lease ... read more..

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Employment Tribunals Fees Refund Scheme

The government has announced their plan for the fee refund scheme, further to the decision of the Supreme Court in July this year that the fee scheme was unlawful. The fees will be repaid with inte... read more..

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Successful mediation

Lee Silk recently settled a claim acting for a claimant cohabitee under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. The limitation date was extended by way of a Standstill Agreemen... read more..

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Settlement reached in malicious falsehood claim

Our litigation team recently acted for a client in a claim against his former school. The claim related to a false and damning reference given to a prospective employer which resulted in a job offer b... read more..

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Part-Time Workers’ Discrimination - British Airways v Pinaud

The recent case of British Airways (“BA”) v Pinaud serves as a reminder that discrimination of part-time workers is unlawful under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Trea... read more..

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Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolutions are designed to assist in the settlement of disputes quickly and inexpensively, as an alternative to court proceedings. They both involve an independent t... read more..

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Arbitration

Arbitration is an alternative to court proceedings which aims to find a final binding award usually in favour of one of the parties. Arbitration is based on the parties agreement: all parties must read more..

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Adjudication

Adjudication provides a quick and inexpensive solution to many disputes arising under a construction contract. It is designed to produce a remedy during the process of a construction project to avo read more..

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Costs Order obtained against CAFCASS

Our family law team was recently successful in obtaining a £4,000 costs order against CAFCASS based on failings in the standards of reporting which led to a delay of proceedings. We are unaware ... read more..

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Dilapidations

Dilapidations issues primarily occur when a tenant is found to be in contravention of its leasehold obligations relating to repair, redecoration and reinstatement, usually at the termination of lease.... read more..

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Commercial lease renewals

The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 sets out a formal procedure for the renewal of business leases.  Most commercial lease renewals are subject to this procedure unless the parties have specifical... read more..

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Breaches of Covenant

Commercial leases impose obligations on both landlords and tenants, by way of landlord and tenant covenants.  If any covenants are breached by one party, then the other party may wish to take e read more..

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Forfeiture of a Commercial Lease

A commercial landlord has the right to forfeit a lease where a tenant is in breach of a covenant. A tenant’s security of tenure is protected by legislation however the landlord’s r read more..

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Tenancy Deposits

Any deposit received by a landlord in relation to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy after 6 April 2007 must be placed in a government-backed tenancy deposit scheme. In England & Wales the three sc read more..

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Housing Disrepair

Under the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 a landlord of residential premises has various repair obligations.  They may also have additional repair obligations under the terms of read more..

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Claims for Rent Arrears

In most cases when a tenant falls into arrears with the rent the Landlord will want to take steps to remove the tenant and will seek to recover the rent as part of the possession claim (Residential read more..

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Residential Possession Claims

Our lawyers have many years’ experience helping private landlords obtain possession of their rental property.  We can advise upon the most appropriate method for obtaining possession bas read more..

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Commercial rent arrears

For Landlords of commercial premises one of their main concerns is ensuring that they receive the rent from the tenant in accordance with the terms of the lease.  So, what are the options when a ... read more..

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