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Employers face new legal duty to prevent sexual harassment

Joanne Stronach
Employers face new legal duty to prevent sexual harassment

By Joanne Stronach Head of Employment & HR The government is introducing a new Code of Practice that will place a legal duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The code will contain several measures including protections for volunteers and interns. The government says it wants to introduce the code so employers […]

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Cartmell Shepherd secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark

Cartmell Shepherd secures Law Society’s conveyancing quality mark

  Cartmell Shepherd in Cumbria and Northumberland has once again secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme – the mark of excellence for the home buying process. This is the 7th year in a row that Cartmell Shepherd has achieved CQS accreditation. Cartmell Shepherd underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order […]

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Court appoints deputy for patient unable to manage her affairs

Court appoints deputy for patient unable to manage her affairs

By Rebecca Adams, Solicitor The Court of Protection has appointed a deputy to look after the interests of a woman who lacked capacity to manage her property and affairs. The woman was 71 and prior to becoming ill, had not set up a Lasting Power of Attorney, which would have enabled her to appoint someone […]

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Tenant awarded £18,000 rent refund after wall collapses

Tenant awarded £18,000 rent refund after wall collapses

By Mark Aspin, Director and Head of Dispute Resolution A tenant has been awarded a refund of more than £18,000 after a wall collapsed at the property he was renting. The court heard that the tenant had signed a two-year lease on a house with no break clause. He paid all the £34,000 rent in […]

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Homeowners have covenant modified to allow barn conversion

Homeowners have covenant modified to allow barn conversion

By Jonathan Carroll Director and Head of Agriculture A married couple have succeeded in having a restrictive covenant modified to allow them to build more than one house on part of their land. The couple had bought the land together with a farmhouse in 2001 for £600,000 from a college.  They then obtained planning permission allowing […]

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