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Jointly Owned Property When Someone Dies
: Your house is usually the most expensive asset you own. It is therefore important that you know what will happen to it when you die if you jointly own it with another person e.g. your spouse, partn...
Help Me Recover My Property!
: If tenants cause damage or fail to pay their rent you may ultimately have no option but to recover possession of your property. Sometimes our clients need professional help to remove trou...
Limits On The Duty Of Care
: The Court of Appeal in the recent case of Darnley v Croydon NHS Trust (2017) held by a 2 to 1 majority that a medical receptionist does not have a duty of care towards patients, even though she may...
Modern Method Of Auction
: A number of agents and auction houses are now selling properties under the 'Modern Method of Auction'. This is known as a conditional auction and must not be confused with the traditiona...
Gender Pay Gap Report
: On 5 April 'The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017' were introduced. These regulations require organisations from Great Britain with a headcount of over 250 employees to pub...
Digital Signatures In Contracts
: For the first time in a residential property transaction in England a digital signature has been used on the exchange of contracts. It has been described as a "significant step in the right di...
Employer's Liability With A Difference
: The Ministry of Defence has put forward proposals to abolish the legal duty of care it owes to its service personnel and to use an MOD appointed assessor to value any compensation which may be due ...