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Missing Persons - Steps to Take

Surprisingly, nearly 250,000 people go missing in the UK every year. Leaving aside the heartache and worry this causes, until recent changes in the law it also created an appalling position for family members trying to deal with the affairs of the person who...

'Wonderful' Boy Stricken By Meningitis Awarded Seven-Figure Compensation

There can be nothing crueller than injuries suffered by a baby during or soon after birth – but compensation can at least ensure that their care needs are met for life. In a case on point, a little boy who fell victim to meningitis within hours of his...

Copycat Design Proves Expensive for Retailer

There is almost nothing more frustrating for businesses than to see their successful products imitated by rivals. However, as a High Court case showed, expert lawyers are more than capable of putting a stop to such conduct if it amounts to a breach of...

Are You At Risk Of A Deposit Claim By Your Tenant?

Are you a landlord or a tenant of a residential property on a short-term letting, also known as an assured shorthold tenancy (AST)? Was the tenancy agreement granted on or after 6 April 2007? If so, are you aware of the legal requirements in relation to...

Are You At Risk Of Being A Rogue Landlord?

Are you a residential landlord? Does your property require a licence? The private rented sector (PRS) is the second-largest housing tenure in England and has doubled in size since 2002. In response to such growth and in order to protect residents by...

Is Your Property Fit For Human Habitation?

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (HFHHA 2018) has created a new right for tenants where landlords have failed to maintain their home to the appropriate standard. The new legislation has only been in force since March 2019, and this article...

How Does A Periodic Tenancy Work?

Wh at rights does you tenant have when their fixed-term tenancy expires? What is a periodic tenancy? A periodic tenancy is a tenancy referring to a specific period, whether that is weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly. It may also be referred to as...

Council Fined After Maintenance Workers Contract HAVS

A recent prosecution brought against a council by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) shows the consequences for workers and employers of failure to comply with health and safety laws. Seven employees of Dacorum Borough Council developed hand arm...

Growing Number of Cohabiting Couples Leaves More Families Open to Risk

Cohabiting couples are the fastest-growing family type in the UK, according to newly released figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The ONS reports that the number of cohabiting couple families continues to grow faster than the number of...

Employer Not Liable for Worker's Offensive Facebook Post

Under Section 109(1) of the Equality Act 2010 , anything done by a person in the course of their employment must be treated as also done by the employer. That is to say employers generally bear legal liability for misdeeds committed by their employees in...
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