February 2019

CASE LAW UPDATE: Bankruptcy

By |2019-02-06T17:15:20+00:00February 6th, 2019|Dispute Resolution, Firm news, Latest|

SHOULD A BANKRUPTCY ORDER BE MADE WHERE THE DEBT IS BELOW THE STATUTORY LIMIT OF £5,000.00 AT THE TIME OF THE HEARING OF THE PETITION ACUMENDIA LIMITED V. JENIRAJ KALAICHANDRAN [2018] This is a decision of a first instance District Judge in the County Court at Central London where the debtor did not attend.  It [...]

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January 2019

THE MYTH OF THE COMMON LAW SPOUSE

By |2019-01-31T15:27:21+00:00January 31st, 2019|Family, Latest, News/Blog|

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a common law marriage.  In fact, common law marriage has not had any legal applicability in England since the 16th century. Despite this, nearly two-thirds of cohabiting couples mistakenly believe that if they live together and are in a relationship for long enough, particularly [...]

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LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY v DEPUTYSHIP

By |2019-01-07T15:12:25+00:00January 7th, 2019|News/Blog, Private Client|

Both Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) and Deputy Orders are legal instruments appointing persons to make decisions on behalf of someone who has become incapable of making or communicating that decision personally. They can be used to cover decisions relating to Property & Finance and Health & Welfare; however, Deputy Orders are rarely granted in [...]

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December 2018

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October 2018

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By |2018-10-31T15:59:50+00:00October 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Ministers are to bring forward a consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements (‘NDAs’) in employment matters following another high-profile figure facing accusations of using the agreements to pay off former employees following accusations of sexual harassment and racial abuse. Theresa May has confirmed that the Government will bring forward its consultation “to seek to [...]

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Who Keeps The Engagement Ring?

By |2018-10-25T11:56:14+00:00October 25th, 2018|Family, News/Blog|

On the sad occasion that a couple decides to end their engagement prior to the marriage, a question that is often asked is who gets to keep the ring? Often, engagement rings are expensive items that can hold important familial or emotive ties. The usual rule is the person who receives the ring may [...]

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CHRISTMAS PARTY WARNING FOR EMPLOYERS

By |2018-10-15T12:20:07+00:00October 15th, 2018|Employment, Latest, News/Blog, Uncategorized|

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, [...]

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ENFORCING AN ORDER FOR PAYMENT OF MONEY

By |2018-10-12T15:04:34+00:00October 12th, 2018|Dispute Resolution, Latest, News/Blog|

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 [...]

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CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS FOR HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES

By |2018-10-15T12:21:08+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Family, Latest, News/Blog|

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. [...]

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