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Risks associated with employing workers within the “Gig economy”

What is the “gig economy”? The term “gig economy” predominantly refers to areas of the employment market with the defining characteristic of offering short-term contracts/freelance work in place of more permanent jobs. Depending on the perspective of the onlooker this...

GDPR

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulations replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th May 2018. GDPR gives people more control over how organisations use their data and consequently imposes a burden on all organisations who control and process data....

ECJ clarifies workers’ rights to untaken holiday pay

The European Court of Justice has sided with a worker and his right to be compensated for untaken annual leave. The case of King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited and another C-214/16 clarified that in circumstances where an employer has refused to recognise a...

GDPR

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulations replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th May 2018. GDPR gives people more control over how organisations use their data and consequently imposes a burden on all organisations who control and process data....

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Care required when purchasing a horse

Horses are classified as goods and when it comes to selling and purchasing them (when horses can range in price from thousands to hundreds of thousands and more), care must be taken in accurate advertisement and also asking the right questions when buying. It may seem...

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ECJ clarifies workers’ rights to untaken holiday pay

The European Court of Justice has sided with a worker and his right to be compensated for untaken annual leave. The case of King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited and another C-214/16 clarified that in circumstances where an employer has refused to recognise a...

read more

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Scrapped for first-time buyers

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced on the 22nd November that stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000 with immediate effect. The cut will permanently raise the price at which a property becomes liable for stamp duty to...

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PILOT SCHEME TO CAP COSTS AT £80K

Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims. Lord Justice Jackson is finalising his report on the capping...

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IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 24 November 2016, with further changes coming into force in April 2017.  Some of the key changes which took effect in November 2016 are as follows: The Tier 2 (General) minimum salary threshold for...

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INCREASE IN PROBATE REGISTRY FEES – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

UPDATE - The MOJ have on the 21st April 2017, scrapped the proposed increase in probate fees. Whether this remains the case after the election is still to  be decided.  The MOJ have recently announced a proposed increase in probate fees, despite strong objections from...

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What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulations replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th May 2018. GDPR gives people more control over how organisations use their data and consequently imposes a burden on all organisations who control and process data....

read more

Care required when purchasing a horse

Horses are classified as goods and when it comes to selling and purchasing them (when horses can range in price from thousands to hundreds of thousands and more), care must be taken in accurate advertisement and also asking the right questions when buying. It may seem...

read more

ECJ clarifies workers’ rights to untaken holiday pay

The European Court of Justice has sided with a worker and his right to be compensated for untaken annual leave. The case of King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited and another C-214/16 clarified that in circumstances where an employer has refused to recognise a...

read more

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GDPR

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulations replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th May 2018. GDPR gives people more control over how organisations use their data and consequently imposes a burden on all organisations who control and process data....

Care required when purchasing a horse

Horses are classified as goods and when it comes to selling and purchasing them (when horses can range in price from thousands to hundreds of thousands and more), care must be taken in accurate advertisement and also asking the right questions when buying. It may seem...

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Scrapped for first-time buyers

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced on the 22nd November that stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000 with immediate effect. The cut will permanently raise the price at which a property becomes liable for stamp duty to...

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