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Tribunal Fees Put Off Claimants

Posted by Mark Ollier on January 26th 2015 in All .

More than 80% of clients seeking helping from Citizens Advice say they would be put off going to an Employment Tribunal by the level of fee that they would face. A poll of 361 clients of the Advice Service found the majority are scared off by the fee regime that...

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Early repayment of your mortgage? Fine if you can!

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 30th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

With interest rates still at an all time low but with the possibility of increases in interest rates likely over the next 2 years many will see great advantages in either being able to repay their mortgage early or at least make overpayments towards the mortgage debt.

No one is suggesting...

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Right to Buy

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 7th 2014 in All , MOVING HOUSE .

Do you have a Right to Buy your home and obtain a discount of up to £75,000?

The Government’s Right to Buy Scheme provides certain tenants with a right to purchase their Council (or in some circumstances ex-Council) home. Furthermore, the length of time you have spent as a tenant could...

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Deception invalidates Planning Application

Posted by Mark Ollier on February 12th 2014 in All .

An application for change of use of a property from agricultural to residential was recently turned down because the applicant had deceived the Local Authority.

The applicant had bought land in the green belt and had successfully applied for planning permission to build a barn.  The barn was then covertly converted...

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Buying a Business

Posted by Mark Ollier on November 8th 2013 in All , SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES .

One of the hallmarks of the last few years has been the enthusiasm of clients to purchase or start  new businesses - notwithstanding the recession. As Solicitors, we are often asked to advise on the essential points to look out for, when acquiring an existing business, large or small.

A vital aspect...

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Staff Have Rights to a Private Life

Posted by Mark Ollier on September 6th 2013 in All , DISPUTES AND CLAIMS .

An employer who required her live-in housekeeper to not get pregnant has been ordered by an Employment Tribunal to pay £19,000 in compensation. 

Countess Maya Von Schönburg was found guilty by an employment tribunal both of sexual discrimination and unfair dismissal. The German aristocrat told Teresa Filipowsa that she must not...

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