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Joanne Stronach considers recent case; 88-year-old becomes oldest person to win age discrimination claim

Joanne Stronach considers recent case; 88-year-old becomes oldest person to win age discrimination claim

Joanne Stronach Head of Employment & HR considers the case of E Jolly, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.  An 88-year-old woman who was dismissed from her job with the NHS has become the oldest person in the UK to win an age discrimination claim. Eileen Jolly told the Employment Tribunal that she felt “humiliated and […]

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New law caps tenancy deposits and regulates letting fees

New law caps tenancy deposits and regulates letting fees

By Laura Bright Solicitor  The Tenant Fees Act that caps tenancy deposits and protects against unfair practices has now received the Royal Assent and passes into law. The government introduced the new regulations because it believes that unexpected letting fees and high deposits can make properties harder for people to afford and are often not […]

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Court corrects costly tax error in family’s trust fund

Court corrects costly tax error in family’s trust fund

By Claire Wilson Associate Solicitor The High Court has allowed a family to correct an error in a trust fund that would have had costly tax implications. The case arose out of financial arrangements outlined in the will of a man who died in 2015. He bequeathed £4.2m to be held on trust for the […]

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Probate fee increase

Probate fee increase

By Laura Wilson Following the death of an individual, in some circumstances it is necessary for the Personal Representatives (the people responsible for dealing with the Estate) to apply to the Court for a document known as a Grant of Probate (GoP) to allow them to obtain the deceased’s assets. Currently, the Court fee for […]

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Sheep worrying is against the law!

Sheep worrying is against the law!

  Lambing season is a joyous, if tiring, time for many sheep farmers. It is the product of a long hard year of work.  However with the NFU reporting that the increasing numbers of livestock attacks is costing the agriculture sector an estimated £1.2 million, it is important that farmers know the rights that they […]

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