Declarations of Trust recommended for joint property purchasers
It is not uncommon for unmarried couples, family members, friends or business partners to purchase a property together and to make unequal contributions to the purchase price. ...
Capital Allowances - Is it time to act?
The Finance Act 2012 introduced changes to Capital Allowances which means that if you have a legal interest in a leasehold or freehold commercial property then you may need to...
New legislation affecting Energy Performance Certificates
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) brought in new legislation which amends the rules concerning EPCs and this came into effect on 9 January 2013. The three...
Landlord and tenant dilemmas and the fall-out from the AGA saga
Two famous recent cases (Good Harvest v Centaur and K/S Victoria Street v House of Fraser) looked at the relationship between landlords, tenants and guarantors. As a result, the m...
Charitable incorporated organisation status - will registering make life easier?
New legal structures introduced shortly before Christmas mean that charities can register as Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs). They are proving a popular legal structu...
Holidays - what are my rights?
We are often asked about holiday rights, here are our top five most frequently asked holiday questions. How much holiday am I entitled to? Full time workers who work a five day w...
Gullands’ Shakespeare connection
Greyfriars in Leicester has never had it so good. This once humble concrete car park is now forever lodged in our minds as the location where the remains of England’s n...
MySolicitor: employee discounts for legal services
Are you considering how you can increase morale in your workplace and thinking about benefits you could offer without making a dent in your cash flow? Sometimes it’s th...
Stop and think before you click!
Information that is written on the internet or in e-mails can seriously damage your business’ reputation and the reputation of individual employees. Your employees could lose...
Establishing the right to work in the UK
Employers have a duty to carry out certain checks before an individual commences employment and to keep a record of the checks that are carried out in order to comply with the Immi...