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Tenants Ask: What is Disrepair? (23 October 2018)

With more and more people renting properties than ever, it is no surprise that information can be miscommunicated, leaving many tenants confused about what rights they may or may not have.   Read more...

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Domestic abuse victims seeking help are left in squalor (17 October 2018)

A number of specialist legal practitioners and housing charities have revealed that many seeking housing when fleeing domestic abuse are being left with no choice but to live in poor quality accommodation.  Read more...

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Personal Representatives for Testators be warned: Executor made personally liable for £340,000 tax bill (15 October 2018)

In the recent case of Glyne T Harris as Personal Representative of Helena Norma McDonald (deceased) v HRMC (2018), Mr Harris, was found liable for a tax bill of £341,279. As the Executor of Ms McDonald, Mr Harris had an obligation to settle the bill, even though he had arguably complied with his duties. The difficulty lay in the way that he dealt with those duties and that is something all Personal Representatives should be aware of.   Read more...

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Landlords warned to Remove Cladding or Face Legal Action following the Grenfell Inquiry (15 October 2018)

More than a year on from the Grenfell Tower fire which saw 72 people killed, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry is still ongoing in order to decipher exactly what went wrong on 14th July 2017.   Read more...

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When push comes to shove!! – Lawyer unfairly dismissed and discriminated against pregnant nanny in Ms Saesi Musilipah v Mr Sylvian Dhennin (15 October 2018)

Ms Musilipah successfully claimed direct pregnancy discrimination and automatic unfair dismissal against Mr Dhennin, a partner at Hogan Lovells. She had been employed by Mr Dhennin and his wife as a nanny and housekeeper.  Read more...

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Parental Alienation (15 October 2018)

Parental alienation, in relation to family court cases, is difficult to define due to the fact that the degree of impact parental alienation has on a child remains under debate. Broadly speaking, parental alienation occurs when a child begins rejecting one parent largely due to the influence and/or manipulation of the other.   Read more...

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World Homeless Day: How Duncan Lewis’ Housing team helps the homeless every day (10 October 2018)

10th October marks the eighth annual World Homeless Day, an initiative set up to help highlight the difficulties homeless people have to endure and find ways of combatting and ending homelessness.   Read more...

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World Mental Health Day: How We Can Assist You and Your Loved Ones (10 October 2018)

As one of a select few law firms in the UK that have the legal aid franchise for Mental Health and Mental Capacity matters, we are keenly aware of the significance of this day.   Read more...

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Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced changes to immigration process ahead of Brexit at Conservative Party Conference 2018 (5 October 2018)

At the beginning of this month I wrote on Labour’s proposals to immigration policies in their conference held in Liverpool. This week, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed the Government’s proposals concerning new immigration policies set to come into force ahead of Brexit.   Read more...

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