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Legal Expert Column: What does a new lease under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and urban Development Act 1993 include?

28 Aug 2014 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, September 2014. Property Partners Andrew Flint and Hema Anand have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: I am a leaseholder applying for a lease term extension from my landlord under the Leasehold Reform, ... more>

Successful compromise of breach of contract / professional negligence claim on behalf of private bank

28 Aug 2014 by

Litigation Partner Neil Curbison has been engaged by a private bank in a claim brought against the bank’s former advisors for damages arising out of a breach of contract/professional negligence. The claim involved various issues of breach of duty, scope of duty and causation relating to claims in excess of half a million pounds arising ... more>

Can employers increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal?

22 Aug 2014 by

So what do you think of this. If you, as the employer, were holding an appeal meeting and after consideration of the papers and hearing the employee, you believed that the original sanction was incorrect and wanted to increase that sanction from say, a final written warning to dismissal, can you do this? No – ... more>

Feuding couple settle high value property dispute

21 Aug 2014 by

Colman Coyle has successfully settled a claim at mediation relating to a dispute between a former couple about the ownership of a high value London property. Unlike many unmarried cohabiting couples, the parties to this dispute signed a declaration of trust confirming that their respective interests in the property would be equal. However, upon the ... more>

Obesity – potentially a big problem for employers

19 Aug 2014 by

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently issued an opinion that an employee who is considered to be obese (body mass index of 40 or above) might be disabled under the definition of a disability for the purpose of European anti-discrimination legislation. The ECJ is the highest court in the European Union ... more>

London Court of International Arbitration: modernisation of rules, 1st October 2014

19 Aug 2014 by

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution. The LCIA can date it’s origins back the 19th century and has continually been at the forefront of international trade dispute resolutions ever since.  It attracts business worldwide, over 80% of the parties ... more>

Restrictive Covenants in Contracts – you can’t just write them and forget them

14 Aug 2014 by

All businesses have confidential information to protect, which would give competitors an unfair advantage if they were able to access it. Information such as client lists, pricing formulae and marketing strategies can all fall under this category. When hiring new employees, particularly senior employees who have access to more sensitive confidential information, wise businesses ensure ... more>

Employment Law Update, London 8th October 2014

25 Jul 2014 by

Wednesday 8th  October, 5.00  - 7.00pm The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED PLEASE REGISTER BELOW TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. THANK YOU! The event is co-hosted by Colman Coyle and HDA This legal update event will be a great way to get to grips with ... more>

Legal Expert Column: What is a section 5a notice pursuant to the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987?

25 Jul 2014 by

This Q & A was first published in Absolutely City & Angel Magazine, August 2014. Property Partners Andrew Flint and Hema Anand have a regular legal expert column in the magazine to answer questions on residential property. Question: Our landlord has served us all section 5a Notices pursuant to the Landlord & Tenant Act 1987 ... more>

Covert Recordings: are they admissible in Court?

25 Jul 2014 by

“There are 2 types of secrets, the kind you want to keep and the kind you don’t dare to let out.” So picture this: you, as an employer are holding either a disciplinary or grievance hearing and the employee asks for the meeting to be recorded.  Like most employers, you no doubt refuse!   In this ... more>