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Fight for Eastbourne’s Court Services

Fight for Eastbourne’s Court Services Following the closure of the Eastbourne County and Magistrates Court, Stephen Lloyd requested a meeting with Lucy Frazer MP, Justice Minister, regarding the ‘alternative provision’ that was promised for Eastbourne but has not been implemented. Essentially, this ‘alternative provision’ was to be a court sitting in Eastbourne on one or… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Accommodation claims

The Medical Negligence team at Mayo Wynne Baxter frequently deal with claims involving brain damage sustained at birth as a result of the hospital’s negligence. Such claims usually take many years to reach settlement negotiations, at which point we carefully consider all the possible heads of damage that may be claimed from the Defendant in… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Is it time to consider collective enfranchisement?

Owners of long leases of flats who are dissatisfied with the management of their buildings, or need to extend their leases, can act together to exercise their right to purchase the freehold of their building under the Leasehold Reform Housing & Urban Development Act 1993. This process is more formally known as ‘collective enfranchisement’. The… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Discrimination in Recruitment

The Equality Act 2010 outlaws discrimination in employment in relation to nine “protected characteristics”: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. Employers must ensure that the process they use to decide who they will offer employment to is free from discrimination which includes… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Some Things in Life are Guaranteed to be Satisfying

Some things in life are guaranteed to be satisfying, like having some down-time after a hard week, taking off high heels at the end of the day, getting into a freshly made bed and receiving good service. ‘Client satisfaction’ is a term frequently used as a measure of how products and services supplied by a… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Dogs and Divorce: A Bone Of Contention?

England is famous for being a nation of dog-lovers. It’s perhaps unsurprising that what happens to man’s best friend in the event of a relationship breakdown is becoming an increasing cause for concern for many. Recent research by the charity Dog’s Trust has found that over a quarter of dog-owners in relationships said that their… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Collaborative Law

How does it work? Is it suitable for you? Will a fair outcome be achieved? What are the advantages?   These were all questions I asked myself before undertaking the collaborative training. I wondered whether I was the right ‘type’ to become a collaborative lawyer. Having spent the last 10 years working tirelessly for each… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Employment Tribunal Fees

The Supreme Court’s judgment on Employment Tribunal (ET) fees has been widely reported in the legal and mainstream press and has been described variously as momentous, terrific, ground-breaking and the most important employment law case of [our] lifetime. In 2013 the Government introduced legislation requiring those who wanted to bring a claim in the ET… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

The Taylor Review

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices was published last week and was meant to address the issues that have arisen over the last few years as a result of what is being called the gig economy.   Businesses across a number of industries have become increasingly dependant on new staffing models; relying on zero… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)

Can a Trustee in Bankruptcy be liable to the bankrupt for loss caused by breach of duty?

Earlier this year the Court of Appeal gave judgment in the case of Oraki and another v Bramston and another. The case involved the Court considering the liability of the Trustee in Bankruptcy for an alleged breach of duty to the bankrupts in the conduct of their respective bankruptcies, in particular it was alleged that… Read the rest of this post (No Comments)