The National Landlord’s Association (NLA) has criticised government proposals to introduce 3-year minimum tenancies. Ministers say 3-year tenancy terms, with a 6-month break clause
The High Court has settled a dispute between two brothers after one accused the other of using undue influence to persuade their mother to leave him her house in her will. The case involved an elderly woman who moved in with her son after her husband died. However, she later wanted to move back to her own home in Cornwall. The house needed significant repairs, so she decided to transfer …Read More
Barclays bank has been held liable for sexual assaults committed by a doctor it hired to carry out medical examinations on employees.
A woman who was dismissed amid confusion over whether two of her male colleagues had mistakenly drunk some of her cystitis medication has been awarded £19,000 compensation
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If you registered a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) or Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you may be entitled to a partial refund from the Office of Public Guardian (OPG) in respect of the registration fee. A Ministry of Justice review
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An engineer who was dismissed after his employer monitored his emails has won his appeal that his right to privacy had been breached.
In Wednesday’s Budget, The Chancellor of Exchequer announced a major change to the current Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) legislation for first time buyers.