Changes to Chancel Repair Liability
Has chancel repair liability been abolished? On 12 October 2013 the law changed to require the Church of England to register against registered titles. Why does it matter? In a series of cases starting in 1994, the Church of England … Continue reading
Shortlisted by Naomi House in “Outstanding Charity Champion” category
Stewart Donald has been shortlisted by Naomi House in “Outstanding Charity Champion” category in forthcoming Corporate Awards.
Changes to compromise agreements
Compromise Agreements replaced by Settlement Agreements on 29th July 2013 Settlement Agreements are legally binding contracts which allow an individual’s employment to end on terms agreed between the employer and employee. By signing a Settlement Agreement, the employee waives his … Continue reading
Employment Tribunal Claims
Employees now need to pay an issue fee From Monday 29 July 2013 employees wanting to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunal will need to pay an issue fee when they submit their claim. The amount payable will depend … Continue reading
Don’t get mugged
The Law Society has recently issued a campaign called “dontgetmugged” to highlight compensation paid to accident victims. According to statistics from the Financial Services Authority, accident victims who turn down an insurers initial offer are 2-3 times more likely to … Continue reading
Talbot Walker LLP have secured a top accolade for the second year running, the national Law Society’s law management quality mark, Lexcel. For those who do not know, Lexcel is developed specifically for the legal profession. It is an optional, recognised … Continue reading
What’s yours is mine?
The Government has now made it clear that they do not intend to pass any legislation in respect of the division of a house owned jointly between co-owners. Therefore co-owners still have to rely on a constructive trust. If you … Continue reading
Don’t let your money pour down the drain
Defects in drainage systems are a major cause of damage to a property but are often overlooked when buying a house. From 1st October 2011 the responsibility for many pipes connecting people’s toilets, sinks and baths to the public sewers … Continue reading