Solicitors in Essex

Business News

News Article

DfE’s new rules to remove debt risk for MATs sponsoring challenging schools
April 2018

The Department for Education has announced that it intends to change the rules relating to the way school debt is handled by local authorities, to encourage multi-academy trusts (MATs) to sponsor challenging schools. Continue reading...

News Article

Ombudsman finds family were wrongly charged top-up care home fees
April 2018

A recent investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found that a family were incorrectly charged so called ‘top-up’ care home fees. Continue reading...

News Article

Help for homeowners affected by the ground rent scandal
April 2018

In past editions of our newsletter, you may recall we highlighted the growing issue of the ground rent scandal which has affected a number of property owners. Continue reading...

News Article

Prenups – why protecting your assets before you marry makes sense
April 2018

The number of people getting married in later life has increased dramatically in recent years, with official figures showing that the number of marriages involving people over the age of 50 have increased by a third between 2005 and 2015. Continue reading...

News Article

Police fail to see the funny side after driver hands over novelty driving licence
April 2018

An unidentified motorist, who was pulled over and asked for his driver’s licence by police in Milton Keynes, handed over a novelty ID card ‘identifying him’ as the American cartoon character, Homer Simpson. Continue reading...

News Article

Did Doddy deprive the tax man of an IHT windfall?
April 2018

Following the death of the veteran comedian, Sir Ken Dodd, there have been suggestions that his last-minute decision to marry his long-term partner was a hurried attempt to ensure his estate was not left with a £2million Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill. Continue reading...

News Article

Government pledges to overhaul gig economy rights
March 2018

The rights of workers in the so-called ‘gig economy’ are to be overhauled, the Government has announced, following the publication of the high-profile Taylor Review. Continue reading...

News Article

Company directors warned landmark case may open doors for future claims
March 2018

A landmark judgement could lead to further claims against company directors who have received assets in breach of trust – even if they are not received directly into their names – outside of the standard six year limitation period. Continue reading...

News Article

M&S fined for discriminating against disabled employee
March 2018

Marks and Spencer has been fined for disability discrimination, after it delayed making special provisions for a disabled worker whose condition meant that he needed to use a toilet regularly. Continue reading...

News Article

Nandos cries foul over Portuguese chicken restaurant’s name
March 2018

An independent eatery in Berkshire has been warned it may face legal action, after restaurant chain Nandos objected to its name. Continue reading...