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Can you get a CCJ for a parking fine?

Anna Curtis
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Anna Curtis, a solicitor in our specialist dispute resolution team, outlines CCJs for unpaid parking fines and how to remove them.

If you incur a parking fine and move from your current address before a court claim is issued, you may not receive the court paperwork and the Claimant may apply for a Default Judgment against you.

People often only become aware of a CCJ when they apply for some sort of credit like a mortgage and the credit is refused due to the applicant having a poor credit rating.

Is long covid a disability?

Chris Dobbs
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Employment & HR law specialist, Chris Dobbs looks at whether Long Covid should be treated as a disability in the workplace, and advises how employers should handle it.

What happens when a CCJ is sent to the wrong address?

Anna Curtis
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Anna Curtis discusses what happens when a CCJ is sent to the wrong address, detailing what to do in that situation. Anna describes how to go about the process of setting aside a CCJ that you didn't know about.

Supreme Court - Uber drivers are workers

Chris Dobbs
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Uber have lost their appeal in the Supreme Court. The Supreme court unanimously dismissed the appeal. It now means that drivers are now considered workers for employment law purposes.

No jab, no job. Can an employer require you to take the COVID vaccine?

Chris Dobbs
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Specialist solicitor, Chris Dobbs looks at vaccination in the workplace. Can an employer force staff to be vaccinated? Can an employee be dismissed if they refuse the COVID vaccine? What is vaccine discrimination? Is anti-vax a philosophical belief? 

Indirect Discrimination and the law

Chris Dobbs
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Chris Dobbs provides the latest on Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice, and discusses Indirect Discrimination.

Crown Preference and insolvency set off

Malcolm Niekirk
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Malcolm Niekirk, Frettens' resident Insolvency Guru, looks at a technical aspect of insolvency law, and one that is sure to become more prevalent in the coming months.

The recent return of Crown Preference has implications for insolvency set off, which he addresses in this article.

Light Touch Administration Protocol

Malcolm Niekirk
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Insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk, looks at the lightweight insolvency protocols, examining the pros, cons, and alternatives. What is different about a light touch administration? When can you use one?

Cathedrals Measure 2020 - how to wind up a cathedral

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The governing law, the Cathedrals Measure, is being replaced, probably early next year.

For every cathedral, the existing trinity-like body corporate will change.  All assets, engagements and liabilities will belong to a single body corporate, the Chapter.  That won’t happen immediately.  Each cathedral will need time to reconstitute its Chapter. 

HMRC gets tough (on Directors and Shareholders)

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Earlier this month, Frettens' resident insolvency guru, Malcolm Niekirk, gave one of his monthly Coffee Break Briefings on Directors’ and Shareholders’ liability for corporate taxes and penalties.

Can an ex-spouse claim against an estate?

Michelle Hayter
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Michelle Hayter is a partner and head of Frettens' specialist dispute resolution team .  A specialist in dealing with contentious wills and probate , she is recommended in the Legal 500 , an independent guide to the legal sector, for her work...

The Return of HMRC Crown Preference

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Our insolvency Guru, Malcolm Niekirk looks at the return of HMRC Crown Preference to insolvency proceedings and the implications for insolvency practitioners.

What is a retention of title clause?

Lauren Smallwood
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Sometimes referred to as a ‘romalpa clause’ or a ‘reservation of title clause’, a retention of title clause is a clause within a contract that allows a seller to retain the legal title to goods that have been sold and delivered to a buyer

Do you need permission to run an Airbnb?

Anna Curtis
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With the increase in Airbnb hosting in seaside towns like Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, Anna Curtis answers your most frequently-asked questions, including planning, restrictive covenants and mortgages.

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