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New Build Home or New Build Headache?

- 26 April 2021

Buying a new build home is an attractive proposition for many, especially first-time buyers who can benefit from a number of financial assistance initiatives, such as Help to Buy equity loans. For many, it may be the idea that they will be the first to live in the property, with all new fixtures; or it…
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Testamentary Capacity – 150-year old test outdated?

- 13 April 2021

Testamentary Capacity – who holds the burden of proof and is the current 150-year old test outdated? Last year, Susan Bond successfully overturned her mother’s Will which left her entire estate to her son, John Clitheroe, on the grounds that she lacked testamentary capacity to make a Will. John Clitheroe is now appealing to the…
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That’s Asda Price (Supreme Court rules against Asda in store workers’ fight for equal pay)

- 30 March 2021

Judgment: On 26 March 2021, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling, made by an Employment Tribunal in 2016, that Asda retail staff can compare themselves to warehouse distribution workers in their battle for equal pay. The decision is the first stage in a case that could lead to a multi-million pound claim for compensation and an increase in pay for shop workers. Over 40,000 Asda shop workers have joined the claim. The case…
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‘Unacceptable’ leasehold terms – good news for leaseholders!

- 26 March 2021

Two major property developers, Taylor Wimpey and Countryside, have been ordered by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to remove unfair contract terms that require leaseholders to pay ground rent that doubles every 10 to 15 years. In their press release on 19th March 2021, the CMA have confirmed that they have written to Taylor…
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You Snooze, You Lose (Judgment on National Minimum Wage for Care Workers)

- 23 March 2021

Care providers who require staff to carry out ‘sleep-in’ shifts will breathe a sigh of relief after receiving the Supreme Court’s long awaited decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, finding in favour of Mencap. Judgment was handed down last Friday, 19 March 2021. Judgment: The judges of the Supreme Court made a unanimous decision…
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Budget 2021: Furlough Scheme, Stamp Duty Holiday & Business Rates Relief

- 5 March 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week announced a £280 billion budget to be used to support and help protect families, businesses and jobs impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This was never going to be an easy budget to balance. On one hand there is the need to revitalise a stagnant economy, with the Chancellor confirming that…
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Uh-oh Uber – Supreme Court Decision on what constitutes a Worker or Employee

- 19 February 2021

The much anticipated Supreme Court decision has today (Friday 19th February 2021) been issued in the case of Uber v Aslam, reaffirming the recent land mark decision that Uber drivers are in fact ‘workers’. This case has been rumbling on since 2016 when James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam won an Employment Tribunal against Uber, only…
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Redkite Solicitors added to the National Procurement Service Framework to provide Legal Services to public bodies across Wales

- 15 February 2021

Redkite Solicitors are thrilled to confirm that we have been successful in winning a place on the Welsh Government’s National Procurement Service Framework (NPS) panel of Legal Services providers, in both Dispute Resolution and Employment Law. We look forward to cementing the existing relationships we have with a number of the organisations who will have…
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