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Commercial Property expansion - new solicitor

Frettens Solicitors is delighted to welcome the latest Solicitor to join their ranks as Ben Cobb becomes a member of the firm's Commercial Property  Team. Ben joined Frettens from the start of 2018, having trained and qualified as a...

Perceived Disability Discrimination

If a non-disabled job applicant is rejected because of a perception or anticipation that a condition could become a disability in future, is this direct disability discrimination? Disability discrimination by perception In an Employment Appeal...

Is January really 'Divorce Month'?

Is it true that the number of divorce applications spike in January? Or is this an urban myth? Amy Langlois , Family Solicitor, comments "Sadly, it is true to say that we see an increase in enquiries into our Family Team after Christmas about...

Protected conversations and unfair dismissal

Last month, we asked whether, as an employer, you could rely on parts of a 'protected conversation ' as evidence, whilst at the same time using those rules as a shield. Continuing this theme, we are looking at whether you could include...

'Protected' conversations

As an employer, can you rely on parts of a 'without prejudice discussion' or a 'protected conversation' as evidence whilst at the same time using those rules as a shield? An interesting case highlighted this issue, where the Claimant was...

New energy efficiency standards for privately let commercial property

From the 1st April 2018, there will be a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). New tenancies and renewals The regulations...
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