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Dying Matters

Dying Matters

Published: 29 May 2015  |  Category: Property News

Some people may not know but last week was "Dying Matters Awareness Week".  This was intended to bring to people’s attention the emotionally difficult raft of issues raised where a person who may not have long to live, might want to put his or her affairs in order.

Property Fraud: Coming to a Home Near You

Property Fraud: Coming to a Home Near You

Published: 28 April 2015  |  Category: Property News

We all think that being a victim of fraud is something that happens to other people: a remote tragedy that affects only a minority, yet with the Land Registry paying out over £26million in claims for fraud last year the risk of being a victim of property fraud is greater than ever.

7AM Networking Group - Mayfair

7AM Networking Group - Mayfair

Published: 27 April 2015  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

The Mayfair branch of 7AM was launched from our office last month. 7AM is a new type of networking group launched by partner George Cselko. The cost is  currently £15 to attend as a guest, or £50 quarterly membership to cover breakfasts and contribution to website costs and socials. The boardroom at out offices in the heart of Mayfair provides an intimate venue where everyone can be easily heard when giving their presentations.

Cohabiting Couples

Cohabiting Couples

Published: 27 April 2015  |  Category: Family News

What Happens When the Passion Fizzles Out?

It is estimated that the number of couples living together without getting married in the UK has risen by approximately 30% in the last decade.

Personal Licences

Published: 2 April 2015  |  Category: Licensing News

From 1 April 2015, the requirement to renew a personal licence was abolished. As long as your personal licence did not expire before 1 April 2015, there is no need to make an application to renew it.  Although a personal licence will show an expiry date, it will continue indefinitely.

Budget Summary

Budget Summary

Published: 16 March 2015  |  Category: Corporate News

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final coalition Budget on 18 March 2015 ahead of the General Election.

Employing Migrant Workers is too Difficult?

Employing Migrant Workers is too Difficult?

Published: 28 February 2015  |  Category: Corporate News

It is a common belief that hiring migrant workers is an administrative nightmare and all round headache. Many employers share common concerns about taking on migrant workers.

The Best Result Yet for Squatters

The Best Result Yet for Squatters

Published: 26 February 2015  |  Category: Property News

With a big fanfare, legislation was introduced in 2012 to make squatting in residential premises a criminal offence.  From that time on, it has been punishable by a fine of up to £5,000 or imprisonment of up to 6 months. 

Where there is a Will

Where there is a Will

Published: 26 February 2015  |  Category: Property News

On 1 October 2014, the Government’s Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act (“the Act”) came into force. The aim of the Act is to reform, The Intestacy Rule, The rules for individuals who want to claim against a deceased person’s estate and Trustees’ statutory power to advance assets to a beneficiary from a trust.

Wayne Spolander Joins Fletcher Day

Published: 30 January 2015  |  Category: Family News

Wayne Spolander recently joined us as a Consultant Solicitor, specialising in corporate and company law, litigation, family and employment. 

CRAR: Distressing Times for Landlords

Published: 29 January 2015  |  Category: Corporate News

2014 was a year which saw significant change for landlords faced with insolvent commercial tenants.

Peeking Beneath the Corporate Veil

Peeking Beneath the Corporate Veil

Published: 29 January 2015  |  Category: Corporate News

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill is now being considered the House of Lords. It will affect corporations and contains the  measures which will be of great interest to all of our coporate clients:

What's New: Employment Law 2015

What's New: Employment Law 2015

Published: 29 January 2015  |  Category: Employment News

UK employment law continues to develop at an unabated pace. With January almost at an end, the coming year promises several major changes in the legal landscape

Paula Abrahamian is one of Super Lawyer's Rising Stars

Published: 26 January 2015  |  Category: Fletcher Day News

Property Partner Paula Abrahamian has been chosen by the publication Super Lawyer as a Rising Star. The Super Lawyer publication features the top lawyers in London. Read more.

Paula Abrahamian

Licensees are Too Scared to Call the Police

Published: 14 January 2015  |  Category: Licensing News

Licensees in Warrington claim they will no longer call the police when there are incidents at their premises for fear that it will be used as evidence against them in licensing reviews.

Settlement Agreements

Published: 17 December 2014  |  Category: Employment News

Settlement Agreements – a guide for employers Whilst Christmas is traditionally a time for "glad tidings of comfort and joy", it is potentially also a difficult time of year for both employers and employees. 

Employment Law Changes

Published: 16 December 2014  |  Category: Employment News

Happy New Employment Year! 2014 promises to be another year of substantial change in UK employment law. Whilst the timetable is subject to amendment, currently the Government is intending to make the following changes in 2014:

Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties

Published: 16 December 2014  |  Category: Employment News

The Employer’s Survival Guide

John Yianni Joins Fletcher Day

Published: 15 December 2014  |  Category: Property News

John joined Fletcher Day in December 2014 and is Legal Adviser to the firm’s commercial and property litigation department.

The New Parental Leave Rules

The New Parental Leave Rules

Published: 14 December 2014  |  Category: Employment News

The New Parental Leave rules - what they mean for the workplace

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