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Land Registry - To privatise or not to privatise - that is the question: The potential effect on every hamlet

Land Registry - To privatise or not to privatise - that is the question: The potential effect on every hamlet

Published: 30 September 2016  |  Category: Property News

The Government has for some time been looking at privatisation of the Land Registry. Currently, both the Land Register and the Land Charges Register are Crown property however,  a number of private equity firms have expressed interest in purchasing the Land Registry. One reportedly has been planning a £1 billion takeover.

Commercial leases, vacant possession and failing to break – even when you have vacated

Commercial leases, vacant possession and failing to break – even when you have vacated

Published: 30 September 2016  |  Category: Property News

A tenant’s recent failure to break its lease, even though it had physically vacated, provides (another) salutary lesson to tenant’s when seeking to implement break ‘right’s’ – Riverside Park Ltd –v- NHS Property Services Ltd [2016]. 

Insolvency Case Law Update

Insolvency Case Law Update

Published: 30 September 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Key points arising out of three important decisions are selected by Insolvency Partner, Alejandro Worthington.

Impact of Brexit in the workplace

Impact of Brexit in the workplace

Published: 6 September 2016  |  Category: Employment News

From both an employer and employee perspective, it is important to be aware of the implications of certain types of behaviour within the workplace following the result of the EU Referendum.

How to get your money……£53 million of it

How to get your money……£53 million of it

Published: 6 September 2016  |  Category: Family News

The newspapers have been awash with news of the former Pirelli model Christina Estrada being awarded the largest ‘needs’ payment made by an English Court, £53 million, from her wealthy husband Dr Sheik Walid Juffali.

How are Employers protected against false claims of discrimination at the Recruitment stage?

How are Employers protected against false claims of discrimination at the Recruitment stage?

Published: 6 September 2016  |  Category: Employment News

The impact of the Brexit is still resonating in peoples ears, and many in the employment field are saying that EC Rules and Directives that currently apply, will have no place in the UK, once we formally leave the EU, however, we are a long way off that date, and for now all rulings from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will continue to have direct effect on our domestic employment law. 

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’. 

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