Looking after your mental health during lockdown
Given the uncertainty at the moment and advice from the government changing daily, it is a very worrying time for many. Working from home is something that many people will not have faced before. While it might seem good and exciting to start with, it can quickly turn into a lonely, stressful time. It is […]
IR35 extended to April 2021
The government has announced that the extension of IR35 to medium and large companies in the private sector is being postponed by a year. Steve Barclay, Chief Treasury Secretary announced on 17th March in the House of Commons, that the legislation is to be pushed back from 6th April 2020 to 6th April 2021. The […]
Compensation in financial proceedings for ‘relationship-generated disadvantage’
In the recent judgement of RC v JC, Mr Justice Moor said that he found sufficient ‘relationship-generated disadvantage’ to justify awarding the wife compensation of £400,000. The husband and wife met at a law firm where he worked as an associate solicitor and she as a trainee solicitor. After the couples’ engagement, she left the […]
Leasehold Extension – Do you need to extend?
Do you own a leasehold property? How many years are left on your lease? Do you need to extend your lease? A long lease reduces in value over time. Therefore, the shorter the lease, the less valuable your property is. All leasehold owners should be aware of a lease that is less than 80 years. […]
DVSA publish revised Enforcement Sanctions Policy
On the 20th February 2020 the DVSA published its revised Enforcement Sanctions Policy. This is essential reading for Transport Managers and Operators , as well as for drivers to understand the sanctions available. This being in addition to the ability for the DVSA to bring prosecutions in Court. The policy can be viewed in full […]
Death “Discrimination” – No Change!
Last week, the Government published its response to a proposed Remedial Order to amend the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 and failed to make any changes. Currently, the Fatal Accidents Act provides for a widowed spouse or bereaved child who is under 18 to claim a fixed sum of compensation if the death was caused by […]