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:-
In the countdown to Christmas, understanding the impact of a landmark Employment Appeal Tribunal will be critical to employers in sectors where staff traditionally work overtime during the festive period – for example retail, hospitality ...
Two members from hlw Keeble Hawson’s Sheffield office have successfully completed the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) Education Course.
Previously anyone could obtain access to a company’s register of shareholders. However, the continuous abuse of access to the statutory register of shareholders resulted in tighter legislative controls governed by the Companies Act 2006 (...