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Residential Landlords and Gas

Landlords of residential premises have duties under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to arrange maintenance by a Gas Safe registered engineer for all pipe work, appliances and flues, which…

Online Retailers – Is your website compliant?

Online Retailers - Is your website compliant?

With November upon us and Christmas only just round the corner online retailers are bracing themselves for their busiest time of year. However, the Office of Fair Trading has recently highlighted that many retailers'…

Overview of the CDI sector in the Sheffield City Region

Overview of the CDI sector in the Sheffield City Region

The Sheffield City Region's Creative and Digital Industries (CDI) is a highly regarded and established centre of excellence and has some phenomenal companies competing and leading their respective sectors with the…

Presumption of Shared Parenting

Presumption of Shared Parenting

For some time now the media has highlighted the Government's intention to ensure that separating parents are both involved in the upbringing of their children.   Proposed amendments now published to the existing…

Pre Nup

Pre Nuptial Agreements - Consultation

The Law Commission recently opened a consultation as to what extent, if any, pre nuptial agreements should become binding. The scope of the consultation has now been extended to discuss non matrimonial property…

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Employment Law Updates

The Government issues its employment law legislation on 1 October each year. Here are changes coming into force this October: National Minimum Wage The following hourly rates of national minimum wage will apply…

Squatting – A Crime

Squatting - A Crime

From 1 September 2012 there will be a new criminal offence of squatting in a residential building. The new offence will be committed where a person does all of the following:-   • Is in a residential building…

Sickness and Holiday Pay Update

Sickness and Holiday Pay Update

Sickness whilst on annual leave used to be considered by employers as an unfortunate circumstance that was borne by the employee. A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the changes made to this area of law…

Auto Enrolment – Regulations Finalised

Auto Enrolment - Regulations Finalised

The new Regulations on auto enrolment will come into force on 1 October 2012. Small employers will not be subject to auto enrolment until June 2015 at the earliest. Small employers will now only have to establish…

Joint Bank Accounts – Record Your Intentions

Joint Bank Accounts - Record Your Intentions

What happens to a joint bank account when one of the joint holders dies?   If there is no evidence of what the parties intend then the presumption is that neither joint holder intended to make a gift or a loan…