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More Obligations for Landlords as the Government Tries to Crack Down on Illegal Immigrants

The Government has announced an intention to introduce legislation to force landlords to evict immigrants from rented properties without the need for a court order, as would be the case at the moment, soon after they are notified by the Home Office that the tenant no longer has the right to live in...

Ready, Steady, Go – If Legal, Of Course

Today marks the 101 st anniversary of the first electric traffic light being installed and the Telegraph has written an interesting article regarding its origins. Trainee Solicitor, Nathan Taylor-Allkins, who will join the Crime and Regulatory department as a newly qualified solicitor in September...

Accrual of Holiday Entitlement During Long Term Sick Leave

You are the owner/manager of a small company that has employees working for it. One of your employees becomes ill and goes on long term sick leave. One thing leads to another, and it is several years before you terminate the employee’s employment. How much holiday pay is the employee entitled to...

Court Proceedings to Become Even More Costly

It was not that long ago that the Ministry of Justice changed the court fees, increasing those fees for claims of over £10,000 to 5% of the amount that is being claimed. They set a maximum fee of £10,000 for those fees. Now the Ministry of Justice are once again talking about increasing the court...

Driving licence checks

On 8th June 2015, the counterpart driving licence was abolished. This made way for an online system for employers, car hire companies and individuals to check a driving licence. Road transport solicitor Mike Hayward provides an update. A driver can provide consent to a third party to check their...

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