Legal Updates

Employment Law Update - Employment Status: CityLink Courier


In the latest decision concerning employment status in the ‘gig economy’, an employment tribunal has held that a CityLink courier was a worker...

Debt on divorce


The growing trend for elaborate weddings has caused an increase in couples getting into debt before the marriage has even begun. If the marriage then breaks down then a dispute may well arise between the couple on separation over who is liable for the debt.

Data protection laws are changing – is your organisation ready?Data protection laws are changing – is your organisation ready?


New EU regulations representing the biggest change to data protection law for 20 years come in to force on 25th May 2018. Request your free guide here.

The January Blues: divorce and separation advice


January is said to be one of the busiest times of year for family lawyers, with divorce and separation enquiries peaking in the first weeks of a new year.

Agricultural Brief - 22nd century trusts


Historically trusts have been used to provide enduring, cohesive ownership structures for farms and estates.

Agricultural Brief - Look before you ... loan


In a recent case a family farming business has unwittingly found itself in court in connection with a series of loans that it made to an individual

Class action on latest ministerial statement reopens the West Berkshire debate


A formal pre-action protocol letter has just been served on the Government on behalf of 18 developers and property companies in relation to the most recent ministerial statement on neighbourhood plans and housing need.

Agricultural Brief - Health and safety on farms


With high numbers of fatalities agriculture remains one of the riskiest industry sectors: there were 29 people killed between 2015-2016.

Agricultural Brief - Don't get off my land


What happens if you build on someone else’s land?

Agricultural Brief - Protection against new Public Rights of Way


S31.6 of the Highways Act 1980 provides a means by which landowners can protect themselves against informal public use of a route

Agricultural Brief - What’s in the Deregulation Act 2015 - Part 2


We wrote in the previous edition of Agriculture Brief that 1 April 2016 was to bring a new dawn for public rights of way.

Agricultural Brief - SSSI designations and the impact on landowners


A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) - site designated as being of special interest under Section 28(1)(b) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

Agricultural Brief - Not wearing a helmet could cost you!


It is extremely important that employers ensure all their employees receive sufficient training on any vehicle they are required to drive for work purposes.

New Year, New Regulations…


January looks set to be busy for planning, with a White Paper on Housing imminent, the NPPF review well overdue and the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.

Charity trustees in breach of duty by entering into onerous fundraising agreement


The Charity Commission has published a report on its inquiry into Hospice Aid UK. The findings included that the former charity trustees had breached their duties and not acted in the charity's best interests by entering into a fundraising agreement on unfavourable and onerous terms.

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