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  • Tuesday 20th June 2017

    Worker can claim compensation if no holiday pay

    The European Court of Justice has been advised that a self-employed window salesman from the UK is entitled to claim compensation in lieu of holiday pay he did not receive over a 13-year period, which may result in other businesses with commission paid workers facing similar claims if the Court ...

  • Thursday 25th May 2017

    Duty of Care when Performing Gratuitous Services

    In our Summer 2016 edition, we drew attention to the case of Burgess and Anor v. Lejonvarn. If you remember, Mr and Mrs Burgess wanted to have some substantial garden landscape work done to a high level design. Having been quoted a price of £150,000 their friend Mrs Lejonvarn, an architect ...

  • Thursday 25th May 2017

    New Court Guidance on Adjudication Enforcement

    The Court has set guidance that parties must follow when deciding whether to challenge the enforcement of Adjudicators’ decisions. Essentially, unless the parties co-operate in the enforcement proceedings to agree what the Court will consider, or the Defendant has a natural justice or ...

  • Thursday 25th May 2017

    Grounds for rectification of a contract clarified

    Borough of Milton Keynes V. Viridor This case involves rectification, which is an equitable remedy which corrects a document to reflect the parties contractual intentions. Grounds for rectification include common mistake and unilateral mistake. In this particular case, the Council ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Welcome to InBrief Spring 2017

    Spring is well and truly here and we have a number of seminars and events planned by various departments in the coming weeks, which you will read about in this edition. All are free to attend and we welcome you along to them. Planning ahead for the future is a key message for all our private ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Later-life divorce

    Is it ever too late to separate and on what grounds? Going through a divorce can be a painful process whatever your age, but separating later in life can be even more challenging. The over 50s are now twice as likely to divorce today compared to during the 1990s. It is important that couples ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    European Court rulings on workplace headscarves

    The European Court of Justice has ruled that businesses can ban the wearing of Islamic headscarves, but only as part of a general policy barring all religious and political symbols. These long awaited rulings on the cases involving two women – from France and Belgium, is hoped to bring ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Surprise increase in Probate fees surprisingly dropped

    The surprise increase in Probate fees announced in the spring budget and which was due to come into force in May 2017, has now been surprisingly dropped. This is due to the announcement of the General Election on 8 June, as there is not going to be sufficient time to get the Bill through ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Win for charities in Inheritance case ruling

    It was her estranged daughter Mrs Heather Ilot who had challenged the Will. The mother and daughter had disagreed of Heather’s choice of husband and the estrangement lasted 25 years until Mrs Jackson’s death in 2004. Since then, the case has dragged on through the lower courts for a ...

  • Friday 5th May 2017

    Get the best legal advice from Gullands' new Business Hub

    Gullands Solicitors offers a full range of legal services for businesses under the umbrella of our recently expanded Business Hub. Our team of experienced solicitors will work together to provide the best and most cost effective solutions to your legal needs. Whether you are just setting out on ...

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