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New Transparency Regime for Companies – Persons with Significant Control

Enhancing transparency obligations of UK companies New rules are to be implemented in line with the government’s commitment to achieve transparency of the ownership of Read more >

Residential Landlords to be required to check Tenants’ Visas

The government has announced that from 1 February 2016 all landlords of private residential properties in England will have to check that new tenants have Read more >

Additional SDLT on Second Homes and Buy-To-Let Properties

On 25 November 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that purchases of additional residential properties (e.g. second homes or residential investment properties) will be Read more >

Employment Law Update: ACAS Early Conciliation

You may have heard about the new ACAS Early Conciliation (“EC”) procedure which has come into effect from 6 April 2014 and will become mandatory Read more >

A Tenant’s Guide to Business Leases

The first draft of a business lease will be prepared by the Landlord’s Solicitors and, as a result, usually contains “Landlord-friendly” provisions which maximise the Read more >

Could you dismiss an employee for being too attractive?

A recent case in the US state of Iowa decided that it was legal for a dentist to sack his assistant (under pressure from his Read more >

Employment Law Update: Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure and Pre-termination negotiations

There were a number of important Employment Law changes which have taken effect from Monday 29 July 2013. We have already reported on the changes Read more >

Employment Update: Compromise Agreements to be renamed “Settlement Agreements”

There are several upcoming changes to employment legislation (upon some of which we have already reported: ACAS; Employee Shareholder Proposals). A further impending change is Read more >

Immigration Law Update: Online applications for Tier 4 Students inside the UK

The Home Office has introduced another innovation, a pilot scheme for its new online application form for Tier 4 students inside the UK. They claim Read more >

Legal Update: Penalty Clauses and Henning Berg v Blackburn Rovers Football Club and another [2013] EWHC 1070

An area of law about which our clients are often unaware is that relating to penalty clauses in contracts. Often, when negotiating the terms of Read more >