CHRISTMAS PARTY WARNING FOR EMPLOYERS

On 11th October 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgement that a company should be held vicariously liable for the actions of its Managing Director following an assault during post-Christmas party drinks held at a hotel in 2011. Mr Bellman was an employee of the Defendant and his attacker, Mr John Major, [...]

By |2018-10-15T12:20:07+00:00October 15th, 2018|Employment, Latest, News/Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CHRISTMAS PARTY WARNING FOR EMPLOYERS

ENFORCING AN ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF MONEY

The obtaining of a money judgment from the Courts against a debtor can often be a long and drawn out process. However, once a judgment debt has been obtained against a debtor, this does not guarantee that the debtor will settle the debt ordered by the Court. Thankfully there are various methods available to a [...]

By |2018-10-12T15:04:34+00:00October 12th, 2018|Dispute Resolution, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on ENFORCING AN ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF MONEY

CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

Theresa May announced this week that heterosexual couples will soon be able to enter into a civil partnership, a union previously restricted to same sex couples. This follows the Supreme Court unanimously ruling on 27th of June this year that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couples was discriminatory and incompatible with European Law. [...]

By |2018-10-15T12:21:08+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

LENDER’S LIABILITY FOR FAILING TO OBTAIN A HOME BUYER’S REPORT

In Moore v National Westminster Bank [2018] the bank was liable for breach of contract for failing to provide a Home Buyer’s Report to the borrowers and the borrowers were awarded damages based on the costs of the required repairs to the property. In the above case, the borrowers requested a Home Buyers Report in [...]

By |2018-10-01T17:32:40+00:00October 1st, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|Comments Off on LENDER’S LIABILITY FOR FAILING TO OBTAIN A HOME BUYER’S REPORT

NEW PARTNER AT MWW

Monro Wright & Wasbrough LLP are delighted to announce that Catherine Longshaw (Head of Family) will become a Partner of the firm on 1st October 2018. Many congratulations Catherine from all of us at MWW LLP.

By |2018-10-25T11:57:32+00:00September 28th, 2018|Family, Firm news, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on NEW PARTNER AT MWW

EXECUTORS’ HIDDEN TAX LIABILITY

Executors of Estates could find themselves subject to a hidden tax liability resulting from income generated by the deceased’s investments. Whilst Inheritance Tax is calculated with reference to the value of assets held at date of death, income received during the administration of an Estate remains taxable where the investments continue to produce a [...]

By |2018-09-28T10:19:46+00:00September 28th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Private Client|Comments Off on EXECUTORS’ HIDDEN TAX LIABILITY

MULTIPLE DWELLINGS RELIEF – TO CLAIM OR NOT TO CLAIM

An increasing number of buyers who have recently purchased residential properties are being contacted by firms claiming that SDLT can be reclaimed. This is often supposedly on the basis that the properties that the buyers have purchased qualify for Multiple Dwellings Relief (“MDR”). While claiming MDR will be suitable for some purchases, there are other [...]

By |2018-09-28T09:47:40+00:00September 28th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|Comments Off on MULTIPLE DWELLINGS RELIEF – TO CLAIM OR NOT TO CLAIM

IS AN END TO THE BLAME GAME IN SIGHT?

In a move welcomed by the majority of family lawyers, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced plans to introduce no fault divorce and launched a consultation on reforming the divorce laws that are almost fifty years old. The consultation follows a successful campaign led by Resolution, whose members are family lawyers and other professionals committed [...]

By |2018-09-25T17:12:02+00:00September 25th, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|Comments Off on IS AN END TO THE BLAME GAME IN SIGHT?

Break Clauses: A Tenant’s Guide

A break clause or break option serves the function of allowing one or both of the parties to bring the term of a lease to an end prematurely. Whilst not all landlords will be willing to give a tenant the option of terminating the lease early, a break clause is seen as beneficial by many [...]

By |2018-08-24T14:37:11+00:00June 14th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|Comments Off on Break Clauses: A Tenant’s Guide

Uninsured Risks: A Tenant’s Guide

Jeremy Pow Most leases of commercial premises oblige the landlord to insure the building against a specified list of insurable risks, usually including fire, explosion, storm and so forth, subject to cover for such risks being available upon reasonable terms in the insurance market. The examples of such risks which can be subject to [...]

By |2018-08-24T14:37:11+00:00June 7th, 2018|Latest, News/Blog, Property|Comments Off on Uninsured Risks: A Tenant’s Guide