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Bresco Supreme Court Win

Bresco Supreme Court Win

Yesterday it was announced Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation), represented by Blaser Mills Law who were instructed on behalf of Pythagoras Capital Limited (acting as an agent for the Liquidator) succeeded in their appeal in the Supreme Court of United Kingdom and defeated the cross Appeal lodged by Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd represented […]

Blaser Mills Law client wins Supreme Court case

Blaser Mills Law client wins Supreme Court case

Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation), represented by Blaser Mills Law who were instructed on behalf of Pythagoras Capital Limited (acting as agent for the Liquidator) succeeded in their Appeal in the Supreme Court of United Kingdom and defeated the cross Appeal lodged by  Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd represented by Fladgate LLP. Jackie Ray, […]

HMRC SDLT assistance for homeowners announced

HMRC SDLT assistance for homeowners announced

If you are buying a home costing more than £125,000 and you are not a first time buyer, then you will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) on your purchase. SDLT is another expense and consideration when purchasing a property, and is primarily based on the property value and the circumstances of the […]

Holiday entitlement and pay during Coronavirus

Holiday entitlement and pay during Coronavirus

On 13th May 2020, the Government published guidance on holiday entitlement and pay during the Covid-19 pandemic. The new guidance provides employers with information on how holiday entitlement and pay operates during this time, particularly in respect of employees placed on furlough leave. Although useful, it is important to remember that the guidance reflects the […]

Daughter successfully challenges her mother’s Will which disinherited her.

Daughter successfully challenges her mother’s Will which disinherited her.

In a recent case, a woman has successfully challenged her mother’s Will which disinherited her because the mother believed she was a ‘compulsive spendthrift’ and instead left her whole estate to her son. Jean Clitheroe, passed away in September 2017 at the age of 76 leaving an estate worth £325,000. Prior to her death, she […]

New Safety Standards for Rental Properties

New Safety Standards for Rental Properties

A new regulation applying to tenancies came into force on 1 June 2020. It is imperative that Landlords understand how to comply with these regulations. The New Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 June 2020 and applies to all new tenancies that come into effect […]

WEBINAR VIDEO: Furlough Scheme and Redundancy Rules

WEBINAR VIDEO: Furlough Scheme and Redundancy Rules

Thank you to everyone who attended our free webinar in conjunction with Silverstone Technology Cluster on Thursday 11th June 2020. James Simpson, Head of Employment provided employers with an update on the Furlough Scheme including the Government’s latest guidance, the details of the extension to October and the proposed employer contribution. James also covered redundancy […]

Working safely during Covid-19: further guidance

Working safely during Covid-19: further guidance

Employers must carry out a Coronavirus risk assessment to assess the risks of Covid-19 and do everything reasonably practicable to manage and minimise them. However, it is recognised that it is not possible to completely eliminate them. Below we have summarised the Government guidance that employers should consider when carrying out their risk assessment. To […]

Working safely during Covid-19: the risk assessment

Working safely during Covid-19: the risk assessment

On 11 May 2020, the Government released guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government has been quite clear that workers should not be forced to work in an unsafe workplace. Therefore employers must review working practices and put measures in place to protect […]

Settlement agreements FAQ’s

Settlement agreements FAQ’s

Due to Covid-19 many businesses are having to consider redundancies. This inevitably increases the risk of an employee issuing a claim in the employment tribunal as a result. However, to avoid the stress, time, and cost of litigation, employers and employees should consider entering into a settlement agreement instead. What is a settlement agreement? Settlement […]