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Tribunal’s power to increase awards for injury to feelings in line with inflation

Tribunal’s power to increase awards for injury to feelings in line with inflation

Published: 6 September 2016  |  Category: Employment News

The case of AA Solicitors Limited v Majid [2016] UKEAT/0217/1 concerned the question as to whether the Employment Tribunal were  able to take into account the effect of inflation when making awards for injury to feelings, without having to wait for further guidance from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Fletcher Day welcomes Vandna Sharma to Family Department

Published: 26 August 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Vandna joins Fletcher Day from a boutique practice in Kingston-Upon-Thames and deals with all aspects of Family law including, divorce, financial settlement and arrangements for children.

Fletcher Day welcomes Adam Taylor

Fletcher Day welcomes Adam Taylor

Published: 23 June 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Adam Taylor recently transferred his practice from Child & Child to join the firm’s growing and highly regarded insolvency department which is now headed up by three partners.

Fletcher Day Summer Party Success

Fletcher Day Summer Party Success

Published: 23 June 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

On the evening of the Brexit vote, and despite the horrendous weather and ensuing travel chaos, Fletcher Day’s Summer Party nonetheless took place.

Fletcher Day welcomes Amanda Hodgson

Fletcher Day welcomes Amanda Hodgson

Published: 23 June 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Fletcher Day are pleased to announce that Amanda Hodgson has recently joined the firm as a Partner in the Property and Employment law departments.

Fletcher Day welcomes Alejandro Worthington

Fletcher Day welcomes Alejandro Worthington

Published: 23 June 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Alejandro joins Fletcher Day in June 2016 from City firm, Kennedys, bringin with him 12 years of Insolvency experience.

Making a Will - Difficulties in Assessing Mental Capacity

Making a Will - Difficulties in Assessing Mental Capacity

Published: 9 June 2016  |  Category: Family News

You may know that a short time ago was Dementia Awareness Week.  In the light of this it will, perhaps, be useful to consider some of the difficulties that arise when assessing a person’s testamentary capacity for the purpose of making a Will. 

Brexit and the Property Market – Is it Time to Panic?

Brexit and the Property Market – Is it Time to Panic?

Published: 9 June 2016  |  Category: Property News

The date has been set, the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns have drawn up the battle lines and on 23 June Britain will decide if it will stay in the EU.

Fletcher Day Expansion: New Headquarters in the Heart of Mayfair

Fletcher Day Expansion: New Headquarters in the Heart of Mayfair

Published: 14 April 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Fletcher Day is delighted to announce its exciting expansion plans, reflecting the growth and development of the Firm generally.  On 1st April 2016, our Headquarters relocated to 56 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2YZ, a short walk away from the old office on Savile Row.   

The Age of the Digital Divorce

The Age of the Digital Divorce

Published: 13 April 2016  |  Category: Family News

The President of the Family Division has in a historic announcement signalled that in the early stages of 2017, we should see the beginning of the complete digitization of the divorce process.  This represents a major change in the way divorces are processed in England and Wales. 

Late Night Levy

Late Night Levy

Published: 3 March 2016  |  Category: Licensing News

What do the London Borough of Camden, Islington and City of London all have in common? The answer is that they have all introduced a Late Night Levy.

Camden Council voted to introduce a Late Night Levy from 25th April 2016 which means that operators opening between midnight and 6:00am will be ordered to pay up to £4,400 a year to the Local Authority.

Fletcher Day opens Manchester Office

Fletcher Day opens Manchester Office

Published: 29 February 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Fletcher Day now has a new office in the heart of Manchester. The office represents a bold and exciting move for FD and provides a wonderful opportunity to expand our operation in the North. The Manchester and London offices will be working together closely to further the expansion of the firm and continue providing excellent services for our clients.

More Red Tape for Companies

More Red Tape for Companies

Published: 27 February 2016  |  Category: Corporate News

From 6 April 2016, UK companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and Societates Europaeae (with some exceptions for listed or traded entities, etc) will be required to identify and record the people who own or control them (PSCs). In this note, we refer to companies, but the rules for LLPs are similar. 

Data Protection gets Interesting

Data Protection gets Interesting

Published: 27 February 2016  |  Category: Corporate News

The draft General Data Protection Regulation (often referred to as GDPR) should be formally adopted in the coming months, and come into force in two years’ time. It will extend the scope of the EU data protection law to foreign companies processing data of EU residents, and provide for a harmonisation of the data protection regulations throughout the EU. The measure has been described as ‘the most comprehensive reform of data protection law ever in the EU’s history’. 

Employers can read your Private Emails at Work..

Employers can read your Private Emails at Work..

Published: 27 February 2016  |  Category: Employment News

There has been a lot of panic among employees recently over a judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), given that it is not uncommon for employees at every level to send personal emails to friends and relatives during working hours.

The Odour (ODR) of Online Sales

The Odour (ODR) of Online Sales

Published: 27 February 2016  |  Category: Corporate News

The European Commission has established an online dispute resolution platform (ODR) to enable a consumer of goods or services bought online in the EU, to submit a complaint form online, to a business based anywhere in the EU. The complaint can then be dealt with by alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  It is a new requirement for traders of online sales or service contract in all sectors to participate with ODR, with a few exceptions.  The advantage of this is that ADR is intended to be cheaper and quicker than court action.

Victorious in the High Court

Victorious in the High Court

Published: 27 February 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

On Friday 19 February Fletcher Day secured a £1.4 million ‘win’ for our clients. We acted for a group of investors in a claim arising out of a £405 million investment in a hotel development in the Caribbean (Buccament Bay) through the Harlequin group of companies. We successfully obtained summary judgment in a claim brought by directors, Mr and Mrs Ames. 

The history of this case is complex and our clients had issued a claim against the Ames’ which was settled for £1.3 million. However, when the Ames failed to honour their obligations and our clients went to enforce, the Ames attempted to use the court system to avoid payment. They alleged misrepresentations by our clients’ former solicitor, amongst other things, to drag our clients through the courts to trial. 

Just in Case: The Rise of Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Just in Case: The Rise of Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements

Published: 27 February 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

It may not come as a surprise to hear that pre-nuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace. Courts have typically supported the right of couples to enter into a contract to agree how assets and income should be divided in the event of divorce.

However what may come as more of a surprise is the volume of new enquiries to discuss the possibility of negotiating and signing a post-nuptial agreement, where there is no pre-nuptial agreement already in place.  Generally speaking, post-nuptial agreements had previously been used to ‘affirm’ the terms of the original pre-nuptial agreement – in the hope the Court would give the agreement more weight.    

 

Who should have the final say on term time holidays – the Head Teacher or the Parents?

Who should have the final say on term time holidays – the Head Teacher or the Parents?

Published: 10 February 2016  |  Category: Family News

In recent times, the press have been highlighting a growing dissatisfaction among parents who receive a fine for taking their children out of term time for a holiday.

Fletcher Day Welcomes New Partner and Head of Family

Fletcher Day Welcomes New Partner and Head of Family

Published: 28 January 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Fletcher Day has announced the appointment of leading international family lawyer Terrence Trainor as Head of Family. 

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