The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) announced that it has amended its planning practice guidance on noise. The amendments have been done to protect existing businesses when new residential developments are built nearby. P...
hlw Keeble Hawson invites you to an HR workshop covering the new shared parental leave legislation and how it will impact on your business alongside an update on the key employment law changes for 2015.
A new Care Act coming into force in April, which brings in far reaching changes to social care, should enable individuals to have a greater say in how their needs will be met.
A recent ruling by the European Court of Justice has found that in certain circumstances, obesity could constitute a disability and may afford a person protection under disability legislation.
The recent consultation on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) has now closed and the Government has published its proposals for regulations governing the energy efficiency of non-domestic privately rented properties.
We are seeing a significant rise in enquiries about contested probate cases – where someone challenges the validity of a will, or queries a legacy.
The severity of the winter weather has prevented many employees from getting to work - leaving employers under resourced and potentially out of pocket.
A director’s duty of confidentiality can be expressed in a contract of employment or implied by law. Section 172 Companies Act 2006 states that a director is under a duty to avoid conflicts of interest, in particular the exploitation of a...
At times in this post-Jackson world, it has felt like the solicitor’s profession is under attack from all sides. But, argues Rachel Crookes, there are numerous tactics practitioners can use to stay ahead in the conduct of litigation.
From the 4 December 2014 revised rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (“SDLT”) in respect of residential property will be charged based on the proportion of the purchase price which falls within each of the new SDLT bands as follows:-