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Property Litigation Q&A December 2021: Section 25 and Section 26 Notices - ending or renewing a Commercial Tenancy

William Bartley
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Property Litigation specialist lawyer, Will Bartley, provides advice on Section 25 and Section 26 Notices – what they mean, and how to use them.

Buy-to-let mortgages: Everything you need to know

Sophie Pope
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If your looking to buy-to-let, then this article is for you. Members of our Conveyancing, Tax and Dispute teams have outlined everything you need to know about buy-to-let mortgages.

Moped courier a 'worker' and not self-employed despite limited substitution

Paul Burton
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Paul Burton looks at a case where the definition of a worker was disputed. The Court of Appeal upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that a moped courier was a worker, and not self-employed, despite there being a right of substitution.

Preliminary Issues in Disability Discrimination Claims

Chris Dobbs
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Chris Dobbs looks at a recent EAT case where disability and sex discrimination was claimed surrounding a woman's menopause symptoms. Chris discsses the key considerations for employers in such cases.

Contacting your freeholder for a Deed of Variation

Hannah Faith
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Hannah Faith outlines how to write a deed of variation letter and contact your freeholder. She then discusses what to be cautious of in the freeholders offer and provides the steps involved in variation.

Pre-Appointment Liquidation sales: An alternative to administration pre-packs?

Malcolm Niekirk
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Malcolm looks at pre-appointment liquidation sales as an alternative to administration pre-packs. He discusses a bit of insolvency history, the options for going concerns, the twilight zone, issues for IPs and directors and commercial issues.

Coffee Break Briefing Video: Pre-Appointment Liquidation sales

Malcolm Niekirk
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On Monday 8th November,  Malcolm Niekirk  held one of his popular  Coffee Break Briefing  Webinars. In the webinar, Malcolm looked at pre-appointment liquidation sales as an alternative to administration pre-packs. Here is the recording...

Is it discrimination if an employer only found out about a disability after dismissal?

Paul Burton
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In a recent case, a dismissed employee claimed disability discrimination.

Paul looks at this case, discussing whether the employer was discriminatory, despite having no knowledge of the disability at the time.

Buying the Freehold and the Right of First Refusal

Anne Albritton
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Leasehold Property Associate Anne Albritton discusses the role of the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) when a landlord sells their freehold. Anne considers what he ROFR means for leaseholders and what options they have.

Complying with the new auto-renewing contract principles

Tara Jones
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Businesses who use auto-renewing contracts will need to comply with new principles.

Trainee Solicitor Tara Jones outlines these principles in this article, discussing the result of non-compliance.

Not receiving paid breaks lawful for part-time workers

Paul Burton
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In this article, Employment Partner Paul Burton looks at a recent case where a part-time employer claimed less favourable treatment due to not receiving paid breaks. Paul discusses the implications of the EAT's decision for employers.

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