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Coronavirus (COVID-19) — support for businesses

Coronavirus (COVID-19) — support for businesses

In light of the uncertainty now caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) our lawyers are available to assist and provide the necessary support that your business needs in areas such as:  Managing the relationship with your employees Advice for businesses with cash flow problem Redundancies and recruitment Tax liability  Business rate Statutory sick pay 


New Engineering Contract (NEC) Platform Announced

New Engineering Contract (NEC) Platform Announced

The New Engineering Contract (NEC) announced that it will launch a new online platform to enable users edit New Engineering Contract (NEC) contracts. Users will be able to access, compile and edit its standard form construction contracts on the online platform.  The new platform will be called ‘Contract Horizon’, and will be launched on 31 March 2020. Contract Horizon will offer a similar service to...

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Civil claim for harassment

Civil claim for harassment

The law on harassment is set out in the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. The law forbids any person from pursuing a course of conduct that amounts to harassment of another, which he knows or should know amounts to harassment of the other.  Although harassment can also be prosecuted in the criminal courts, for the purpose of this article we will only consider the civil...

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Right to Privacy — Case Summary

Right to Privacy — Case Summary

Fearn & Kraftman & McFadyen & Urquhart -v- The Board of Trustees of The Tate Gallery    The claimants are the owners of flats in a building adjacent to the Tate Modern museum. They brought a claim in nuisance under the Human Rights Act 1998 to protect their rights of privacy.  The claim stems from the viewing gallery within the Tate Modern that allows visitors...

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Remedies for unfair dismissal

Remedies for unfair dismissal

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) sets out the remedies available to claimants in cases of unfair dismissal. Where a tribunal finds that an employee has been unfairly dismissed, the tribunal may apply the following remedies in favour of the employee: Order the employer to reinstate or re-engage the claimant  Although orders for reinstatement or re-engagement are quite rare in practice, a tribunal has...

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Enforcing money judgment 

Enforcing money judgment 

Obtaining a money judgment does not automatically bring the matter to a close. In many cases the judgment creditor would have to take enforcement steps against the debtor in order to realise funds to satisfy the money judgment. To enforce a money judgment, the debtor must have failed to pay the judgment when it fell due or failed to pay an instalment due under the...

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Forfeiture of Commercial Lease

Forfeiture of Commercial Lease

A lease for commercial premises is a contractual agreement between the lessor and lessee and is governed by Common Law. This is different to tenancy agreements for residential premises which are governed by the Housing Act 1988. A commercial lease will commonly have a start and an end date — the end date being the date when the lessee will be entitled to vacate the...

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