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Category Archives: News

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Greg Carr – Trainee Solicitor – looks at the recent upturn in Manchester’s buy-to-let property market

Historically, London has been the hive of buy-to-let investment hype in the UK and has seemingly been investors’ first choice, with previously more than three times the number of buy-to-let mortgages recorded in London than in Manchester.  However, recent changes …

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Laura Willis – Associate Solicitor in our Private Client team – on recent discussions in the press about Lasting Powers of Attorney

There has been some discussion in the press recently about Lasting Powers of Attorney and whether there are proper safe-guarding checks in place.  Here at Davis Blank Furniss, we advise clients about creating Lasting Powers of Attorney all of the …

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Charlotte Tyrer – Trainee Solicitor in our Family department – discusses Court’s decision to permit ex-wife to challenge terms of order agreeing sale of family home to repay mortgage

The UK Supreme Court has given a divorced woman permission to challenge one of the terms of her 2010 final Order that relates to the division of their assets on divorce.  The Court Order included a fairly common provision whereby …

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Employment Law Newsletter – July 2017

The summer has brought us lots of sunshine, the shocking decision of the Supreme Court on the Tribunal Fee System yesterday (click here to read our blog), and the findings of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices which have finally …

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Whistleblowing and Public Interest

In Chesterton Global Limited v Nurmohamed the Court of Appeal has held that the fact that something is in a worker’s private interest, does not prevent it from also being in the public interest.  However, the Court of Appeal was …

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Pre-pack Administration and TUPE

The CJEU has held in a Dutch case that administration (including “pre-packs”) is not primarily aimed at liquidating the undertaking.  Therefore employees would not lose the right to transfer when all or part of that undertaking is transferred. The position …

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Direct Sex Discrimination

The Employment Tribunal has stated that not paying full salary to a father who is taking shared parental leave is direct sex discrimination, where a mother taking maternity leave during the same period would have received full pay.

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Garden Leave and TUPE

A clever idea by a senior executive backfired in the case of ICAP Management Services Limited –v- Bury. Mr Bury had given notice to terminate his contract in order to join a competitor.  His employers placed him on garden leave.  …

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Intention to Complete

The Chancery Division has held in MPT Group v Peel that two relatively senior employees did not have to reveal their intentions that they intended to set up in competition with their employer after their restrictive covenants had expired.  When …

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Territorial Jurisdiction

The assessment of whether an employee has a strong connection to the UK is an objective test rather than a subjective test (Green v SIG Trading Ltd). The EAT held that the focus should be who the employee worked for, …

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