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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. 

Ronak Bastani quoted on lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran

Ronak Bastani quoted on lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran

Published: 28 January 2016  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Ronak Bastani, Solicitor and member of the firm’s Middle East Desk has been quoted in an article on the subject of lifting of EU Sanctions in Iran. The article appears in Supply Management (the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply’s online magazine). Read the full article here.

What is in Store for Employment Law

What is in Store for Employment Law

Published: 21 December 2015  |  Category: Employment News

As we near the closure of another year in the world of employment law, we thought we would give you a flavour of the varied types of cases and regulations that have helped shape this year, and are likely to create more twists and turns as we roll into 2016.

SDLT and the Sting in the Tail of Buy to Lets

SDLT and the Sting in the Tail of Buy to Lets

Published: 21 December 2015  |  Category: Dispute Resolution News

George Osborne’s Autumn Statement announced on 25 November 2015 revealed some major changes which, ultimately, will reduce the attraction of a “Buy to Let” (BTL) investment from 1 April 2016.

Fraud Unravels All

Fraud Unravels All

Published: 30 October 2015  |  Category: Family News

Full And Frank Disclosure Required Of All Parties In Divorce And Financial Remedy Proceedings.

Pulling the Rug Out From Underneath

Pulling the Rug Out From Underneath

Published: 29 October 2015  |  Category: Dispute Resolution News

In a property sale, can a party who has both failed to complete a sale on the contractual completion date and failed to comply with a notice to complete, subsequently turn the tables and rescind a contract itself, thereby pulling the rug out from under the ‘innocent’ party’s feet?  In the recent case of Hakimzay Ltd v Swailes the answer, as many would expect, was no. 

Employment Act 2015 Update

Employment Act 2015 Update

Published: 26 October 2015  |  Category: Corporate News

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 is currently being implemented in a staged fashion throughout 2015 and 2026. During this transitional period it is important to be aware of the new measures coming into force so that you don’t get caught out.

New Rules for Private Landlords

New Rules for Private Landlords

Published: 1 October 2015  |  Category: Property News

New rules affecting every landlord of residential property are now in force. They affect the Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) which is the tenancy agreement used most frequently in the private rented sector. From 1 October 2015 new rules apply concerning the grant and termination of ASTs. 

Fletcher Day Welcomes new Partner and Head of Corporate

Fletcher Day Welcomes new Partner and Head of Corporate

Published: 14 September 2015  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Piers Larbey (whose clients include SMEs, large multi-nationals and start-ups as well as high-net worth individuals and entrepreneurs) joins us from London law firm Fisher Meredith LLP

Get Ready for EPC Changes

Get Ready for EPC Changes

Published: 30 July 2015  |  Category: Property News

On 1 April 2018 the Government’s minimum energy standards will come into force in a bid to cut energy bills and carbon emissions.

What the General Election means for Employment Law

What the General Election means for Employment Law

Published: 30 July 2015  |  Category: Employment News

Following the General Election, the new Government has set out  proposed plans which could affect both Employers and Employees.

Lights Out in London

Lights Out in London

Published: 29 July 2015  |  Category: Licensing News

Balancing the needs of residents with a vibrant night time economy is one of the headaches frequently facing Local Authorities up and down the country.  Hackney Council has gone so far as to propose a new bylaw that could see venues close at 11pm and prevent any new licences being granted in certain stress areas, such as Shoreditch.

Fletcher Day Opens New City Office

Fletcher Day Opens New City Office

Published: 1 July 2015  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

We are delighted to announce the opening of the firm's City branch office.

Our new offices are located at 88 Wood Street, in the heart of the City of London. Situated on the 11th Floor of this 18 story skyscraper, our offices offer panoramic views of the City, providing a stunning backdrop against which to do business.

Dear Liquidator

Dear Liquidator

Published: 29 May 2015  |  Category: Corporate News

One of the most memorable features of this election campaign was David Cameron waving around the notorious Treasury letter left by Labour's Liam Byrne...

For Richer For Poorer

For Richer For Poorer

Published: 29 May 2015  |  Category: Family News

Till Death Do us Part...

Perhaps, in modern society, the  above wedding vows should be looked at with a certain degree of caution and realism.

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