Employment Tribunals, faced with two hostile adversaries, are required calmly to reflect on the evidence before them and to determine both the facts of a claim and the appropriate legal interpretation to place on those facts.
In this article, I look at the position when the landlord decides he has had enough and tries to sell the property over the heads of the flat owners.
In the previous article, I examined the right of the flat owners acting collectively to compel the landlord to sell them the freehold in the property. In this article, I look at the right of individual flat owners to compel the landlord to extend their lease.
Leases are complicated enough to send most people to sleep before they have reached the second page and it takes a special talent (or really bad insomnia) to read all the way through to the end. Nonetheless, even if you get to the last page, your lease will not have mentioned any of the following benefits that Parliament has bestowed upon you...
There seems to be a backlash against the term Parental Alienation - ostensibly from those who finds themselves in a position where such an accusation is levied.
Here, in the UK grandparents have no automatic right to see their grandchildren and therefore no automatic right to pursue a child arrangement order through the courts. However, they can ask the family court for permission to consider an order be made in their favour for contact.
HMG has made a number of announcements of support for the chargepoint infrastructure. Planning law has been relaxed; permission, usually a major factor and delay in green agenda projects, is not required where certain conditions are met. Regulation looks benign, with Ofgem taking a sensible view on the issue of whether a licence for supply will be required at charging stations
With the prevalence of devices in our everyday lives, many of us have become used to pressing the record button on our phones as a short-cut for writing anything down. As audio (and video) recordings become more frequently used, it is likely that some individuals may prefer it as a means of recording what is said at work meetings.
From April 2022 ‘no fault’ divorce will become available in England and Wales. This will mean that a party to a marriage may apply for a divorce without having to show that their spouse has done anything wrong, such as adultery or desertion. However, couples will have to now wait until April 2022 to use this new route – a further delay to its implementation which was expected this Autumn.
Until the age of 25, a child or young person may be eligible for an Education, Health and Care Plan (‘EHCP’) from your local authority. As the name suggests, this may cover educational needs, social care needs and health needs. Obtaining an EHCP is not always straightforward.