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Section 20 Statutory Consultation for “Dwellings”
It is well known that the consultation process for service charges, pursuant to s20 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 applies to residential properties.
Ask the Expert: Time Limits on Recovery of Service Charges
We are a Registered Provider of Housing and we are intending to recover the costs of works which were carried out to the roof to a block of flats.
Leasehold Management Brief
In this edition service charges play a prominent part.
Trade Union Bill
In the wake of the recent Tube strikes, the Government plans to introduce a Trade Union Bill to ‘democratise’ industrial action. The Bill will introduce new thresholds to validate any such action; a 50 percent turnout of union members in all sectors will be required to back action. In the public sector, 40 percent of
Gender pay gap consultation launched
On 14 July 2015, the Government announced its aspiration to “end the gender pay gap in a generation” by implementing Section 78 of the Equality Act 2010. Section 78 of the Equality Act 2010 contains a power for the Government to make regulations requiring employers with at least 250 employees to publish information relating to
Tribunal fees to be reviewed following freefall in employment claims
At the outset the Coalition Government committed to a review of the system and, although not stated in the Conservative manifesto, the new Government has now agreed the Ministry of Justice’s terms of reference.
Devonshires Advise Three of the G15 on Their Latest Capital Markets Fundraisings
The Devonshires LLP Banking and Securitisation Teams are delighted to announce the completion of the third of three of the largest capital markets transactions in the RP sector since July.
Holiday pay – the latest
How should holiday pay be calculated? What is the relevant liability period? These are two questions that have been troubling many employers.
Instruction to remove employee(s) from an ‘organised group’ is not enough to prevent them transferring under TUPE
In Jakowlew v Nestor Primecare Services Ltd t/a Saga Care and another, the EAT reinforced a strict application of TUPE, ruling that, despite a contractual breach on the part of a transferor to remove an employee from a contract which was to be transferred, the employee in question remained subject to TUPE.
Devonshires Solicitors chase the sun to raise £1,400 for Action for Kids
A team of Devonshires solicitors, together with a few of our friends “chased the sun” this weekend, cycling 200 miles in 14 hours to complete a Coast to Coast challenge. Setting off at 4.39am the team cycled from Sheerness to Burnham on Sea in a single day.
Discriminatory dismissal of nursery assistant on grounds of religion
In Mbuyi v Newpark Childcare (Shepherds Bush) Ltd the Watford Employment Tribunal held that a Christian nursery assistant who was dismissed for expressing her belief that homosexuality is a sin was discrimination on grounds of religion.
TUPE and Sub-Contracts
The EAT confirmed last week in Jinks v London Borough of Havering UKEAT/0157/14/MC that TUPE can apply to a transferor and a sub-contractor, protecting the employment of employees under a sub-contract if there is a service provision change.