Landlords Set To Be Affected By 2018 EPC Regulations

Wake Smith Solicitors 24 September 2015
Landlords Set To Be Affected By 2018 EPC Regulations

EPCs, or Energy Performance Certificates, are used for commercial and residential properties. They set out the efficiency rating of a building on a scale from A (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient). The…


Day One - Employment Law Rights

Wake Smith Solicitors 23 September 2015
Day One - Employment Law Rights

Whilst employees cannot make a claim to an Employment Tribunal until they have worked for two years they do have a host of rights from "Day One". Here is a review:- Rights When You Apply For A Job Not be discriminated…


The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and its Impact on Large Businesses

Wake Smith Solicitors 22 September 2015
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and its Impact on Large Businesses

Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will require all commercial organisations with a turnover in excess of £36 million per year to publicly state, in each financial year, the action they have taken to ensure…


European Court Ruling - When Travelling To Work Is Working Time

Wake Smith Solicitors 15 September 2015
European Court Ruling - When Travelling To Work Is Working Time

I wrote about the Advocate General's opinion on working time on 24th July 2015 http://wake-smith.co.uk/news/wake-smith-news/when-does-travel-to-and-from-work-count-as-working-time/ The European Court has now followed…


It will now be easier for Catholics to remarry

Wake Smith Solicitors 09 September 2015
It will now be easier for Catholics to remarry

The Vatican announced on 9 September 2015 reforms to obtaining an annulment for divorced Catholics. As a solicitor I have frequently come across misunderstanding as to what constitutes an annulment. If a legal marriage…


Why You Might Want Your Employer To Be Based In Scotland

Wake Smith Solicitors 03 September 2015
Why You Might Want Your Employer To Be Based In Scotland

The Scottish government has announced it intends to abolish Employment Tribunal fees. The government's programme for 2015 - 2016 ("A Stronger Scotland") has announced that as part of its employment and economic…

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