Residential Property Party Wall Disputes

If you live in a terraced or semi-detached property (as a majority of people in England do), then you will have a party wall between you and your neighbour. However, like all boundaries between properties, party walls have the potential to cause disputes between neighbours. The law surrounding party walls in the UK is governed by the Party Wall Act 1996. more

  IT Law Away In The Clouds – Outsourcing You Organisation’s IT?

IT outsourcing is the transfer of information technology processes or services by a customer to a third party supplier, instead of the customer performing the IT functions itself. The term encompasses a wide range of specific types of transaction, each with their own distinct set of challenges and issues. The contracting for each type of IT outsourcing must be carefully considered by customers, suppliers and their respective advisers in order to reach a good deal for all, both at the commencement of the transaction and as the technology matures and evolves over the transaction’s term. more


  Residential Landlord and Tenant A History of UK Landlord and Tenant Law

The legal relationship between landlords and tenants is one of the most important in history. If the owners of land refused to let people live and work on their land, food could not be grown, stock could not be kept and many people would be homeless. But how did it all begin? When and where did the concept of English landlord and tenant law begin and how has it developed into the system we know today? more

  Commercial Property Out On A Limb

When you enter a business tenancy you will quickly have to decide whether or not you want to contract out of the security of tenure provisions in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act). more

  Company Understanding the Bribery Act 2010

The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and came into force on 1 July 2011. It is designed to provide an effective legal framework to tackle corruption in both the public and private sectors. more


  Family Wales May Ban Smacking

If you are in immediate danger, please call 999. The Welsh Assembly has been devolved powers under the Wales Bill to make changes to the country’s parental law. One of its first acts is to pass legislation banning the right of parents to use force to discipline their child. more


  IT Law Protecting Your Client’s Data – The Eight Key Principles

There are eight key principles under the Data Protection Act 1998 that any person or organisation handling data must comply with. These are: more

  Brexit Why EEA Nationals Living In The UK Need To Get A Permanent Residence Card

On 24th January 2016, the Supreme Court passed its ruling on an appeal by the UK Government on whether the Secretary of State could trigger Brexit without obtaining permission from Parliament by exercising Royal Prerogative powers. The 11 learned judge ruled that a Bill must be put before Parliament. Only then could Article 50 be triggered, beginning the formal process of the UK leaving the EU. more


  Civil Litigation “I Was Left With Nothing” - How to Contest A Will

It is becoming more and more common for those who believe they are entitled to benefit under a Will to contest it if they find they have been left out. Rising property prices means that more estates are worth a great deal of money, which is cited as one of the primary reasons that more cases are occurring. more

  Commercial Law Don’t Let Your Company Be a Hazard!

A number of businesses have to deal with the supply, storage and management of hazardous substances. These include: more

  Civil Procedure Don’t Act In Contempt!

Most of us have heard of the crime of ‘contempt of court’ but few know exactly what it entails. Formerly known as contempt ‘in the face of the court’, contempt of court means contempt which occurs directly in the court’s presence. This might range from a witness’ mobile phone ringing in court to verbal abuse or interruption of witnesses, judge, counsel etc. more


  Personal Injury Claiming Compensation For Industrial Deafness

Industrial deafness affects thousands of people in the UK. If your hearing has diminished or you are suffering from tinnitus and you believe your condition resulted from exposure to loud noises at work, you may be able to claim compensation. According to Health & Safety Executive statistics, 20,000 people suffered from noise-induced hearing loss in 2015, equating to a rate of 62 cases per 100,000 workers. more


  Company The Dutiful Director

Being appointed the director of a company is a big responsibility. It is imperative that you are aware what the duties of a director are and how to ensure you are complying with the relevant regulations. more

  Civil Litigation Adjudication and Resolving Disputes

Adjudication is a fast mechanism for settling disputes relating to construction contracts on a provisional interim basis. Adjudication provides for a tight timetable and requires the impartiality of an adjudicator. There is a right to refer a dispute to the Technology and Construction Court at 'any time'. more

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