Legal Updates

Agricultural Brief - Security of tenure

18/05/2016

Security of tenure under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976

Agricultural Brief - March of the drones

18/05/2016

Until very recently the use of drones, or unmanned aircraft (UA), was limited to the military or for specialist commercial use.

Agricultural Brief - New higher rates of SDLT for residential property

18/05/2016

From 1 April 2016 the acquisition of residential property in the UK may attract an additional 3% rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT).

Agricultural Brief - Farming: A way of life...

18/05/2016

While it is important for all of us to have a plan in place for ill health and death, particular issues arise for those with a family business

Agricultural Brief - The gift of giving: gifts of land

18/05/2016

Our legal system (the best in the world) lays down some strict rules about transferring ownership of land.

Motoring offences: don't be tempted to 'pass the buck'

29/04/2016

The recent case of Ahmed has demonstrated that drivers need to be very careful when giving information to the police about alleged driving offences; as providing false information can lead to proceedings for perverting the course of justice.

Employment Law Update - Quick Fire! - April 2016

28/04/2016

National minimum wage, Trade Union Bill and pregnancy and maternity discrimination are covered in this month's quick fire

Immigration Update - April 2016

28/04/2016

In this month's update: right to work checks and unfair dismissal, salary threshold for Tier 2 Indefinite Leave to Remain and more

Employment Law Update: Immigration status and dismissal

28/04/2016

The EAT has agreed with a tribunal’s ruling that an employer with a belief that an employee was no longer permitted to work in the UK was fairly dismissed.

Employment Law Update - Exaggerating injury was misconduct

28/04/2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has concluded that the dismissal of an employee who exaggerated the extent of an injury was fair by reason of conduct

Employment Law Update - Enforceability of restrictive covenants

28/04/2016

The High Court has held that contractual post-termination restrictive covenants imposed on an agronomist were unenforceable.

Employment Law Update - Contacting an employee while on sick leave

27/04/2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed a tribunal’s decision that an employee contacted by her employer whilst absent was constructively dismissed

Probate fees or inheritance tax in disguise?

20/04/2016

Death is an expensive business. What with coffins, cremation fees and wake expenses the cost of the average funeral is £5,500. But this is just the start.

IP East - In brief

20/04/2016

In this edition we cover EU-US data transfers, repeal of section 52 CDPA, useful resources and an introduction to our data protection training.

IP East - Children and the digital age

20/04/2016

A minor as the end user of a service is never easy to address. In contractual terms the age of capacity (for England and Wales) is 18 years old

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