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Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Posted by Mark Ollier on December 20th 2016 in All .

Emails – curse of the modern legal world?! – so say the Judges

Judges should be able to prevent litigants in person inundating the court with emails. So says Lady Justice King.

"Whilst every judge is sympathetic to the challenges faced by litigants in person, justice simply cannot be done through a...

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Airbnb Type Lettings in Leasehold Properties

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 20th 2016 in All , COMMERCIAL PROPERTY , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

A Tribunal case has been reported about using a residential flat for Airbnb accommodation. In this case a Lease contained a covenant not use the premises… “for any purpose whatsoever other than as a private residence”.

Air Bnb is a letting room website – (there are others!) – whereby ordinary members...

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Banks mortgage interest in a home

Posted by Mark Ollier on July 19th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Where a bank allowed mortgage debtors to sell their family home to pay off part of their debts and buy a smaller home for their daughter in her name, on condition that it had a charge over the new home to secure the remaining indebtedness, but the new charge was...

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Budget 2016 Stamp Duty Changes

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 16th 2016 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

The government first announced higher rates of stamp duty on the purchase of additional residential properties in last year’s autumn statement and spending review. The higher rates, which will be three percentage points above current SDLT rates, come into force from 1 April.

The government originally proposed an exemption for large-scale investors,...

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Anti-social driving rules begin to bite

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All .

In what is believed to be the first conviction for “lane hogging”, a van driver was recently fined £500 and had five penalty points added to his licence for driving at 60mph and refusing to move out of the central lane of the M62 near Huddersfield. 

The Magistrates Court heard that...

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Deducting Pay from Striking Teachers

Posted by Mark Ollier on October 8th 2015 in All .

In a recent judgement in the Court of Appeal, it was ruled that an employer was entitled to withhold one 260th of annual salary pay for each day of the strike from teachers who went on strike and not one 365th as argued by the teachers.

The sums at stake for the individual...

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