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Sleeping at work

Focus Care Agency v Roberts The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has revisited the issue of whether workers sleeping at work on ‘on-call’ are entitled to the national minimum wage during that time in three cases that were joined together. The...

Some other substantial reason dismissal

Ssekisonge v Barts Health NHS Trust The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed in this case there is not a particularly high threshold for an employer dismissing an employee because of a 'substantial reason'? The Claimant was a nurse who,...

Property fraud & the importance of registering your property

In September 2016 the Land Registry had reported that since 2009 they had “prevented frauds on over 200 applications representing properties valued in excess of £92 million.” Although Land Registry have reported that property fraud...

Tribunal awards £2 for breach of right to be accompanied

Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd In an unusual case, an employment tribunal has awarded nominal compensation of £2 for a breach of an employee's right to be accompanied to a disciplinary hearing. The tribunal awarded such a small amount because it...

Leasehold property guide released

A conveyancing trade body is stepping up efforts to highlight concerns over leasehold properties with fresh guidance for consumers. The Conveyancing Association, which has long called for leasehold legislation to be reformed, has designed a guide to...

Unprofessional Landlords Exiting the Buy-To-Let Market?

It is being reported in the property market that the number of people investing in the buy-to-let sector is falling at a rapid rate and many existing landlords are selling their properties. This is likely to be due to changes to tax relief that landlords...
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