Landlords breathe a sigh of relief as tenant support is wound down, but section 21 to bite the dust.
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Landlords breathe a sigh of relief as tenant support is wound down, but section 21 to bite the dust.

The government a served a bittersweet dish for landlord with its plans for the housing sector, as it promised to begin to wind down emergency measures to support renters during the pandemic as its long-term plans to improve tenants’ rights received a cool response from the industry. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government…

Watson -v- Hilary Meredith, (a case of Causation -v- Correlation between protected disclosure and detriment). 
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Watson -v- Hilary Meredith, (a case of Causation -v- Correlation between protected disclosure and detriment). 

Mr Justice Cavanagh sitting at the Employment Appeal Tribunal refused to draw the inference that the Claimant/Appellant’s protected disclosure must have been the reason for his subsequent dismissal.  The Judge concluded that the employment tribunal, was entitled to find the reason for dismissal was ‘separate and distinct’ from the protected disclosures. In this case Mr…

Stoffel & Co -v- Grondona [2020] UKSC 42
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Stoffel & Co -v- Grondona [2020] UKSC 42

On appeal from [2018] EWCA Civ 2031 Illegality as a defence Professional negligence Breach of retainer JUSTICES: Lord Reed (President), Lord Hodge (Deputy President), Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lady Arden BACKGROUND TO THE APPEAL This appeal concerns the defence of illegality. The Supreme Court is asked to decide whether a firm of solicitors, Stoffel &…

Uber BV and others  -v-  Aslam and others  [2021] UKSC 5
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Uber BV and others -v- Aslam and others [2021] UKSC 5

On appeal from: [2018] EWCA Civ 2748 Justices Lord Reed (President), Lord Hodge (Deputy President), Lady Arden, Lord Kitchin, Lord Sales, Lord Hamblen and Lord Leggatt Background to the Appeal This appeal concerns the employment status of private hire vehicle drivers who provide their services through the Uber smartphone application (the “Uber app”). The main…

Virtual hearing to become the norm at Employment Tribunals.
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Virtual hearing to become the norm at Employment Tribunals.

Virtual hearings will become a constant feature of the employment tribunal even once coronavirus restrictions are lifted, according to Judge Barry Clarke and Judge Shona Simon, presidents of the employment tribunals in England and Wales and Scotland, respectively.  In their roadmap which was published last week, they submitted that reverting to face-to-face hearings would not…

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Unintended Consequences for COVID 19 Restrictions – Restriction on Enforcement

This is our second instalment in our series on the unintended consequences of the COVID 19 restrictions.  In this serious we will be discussion the effects of the Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction and Taking Control of Goods) (England) Regulations 2020, which came into force in England today.  The  guidelines issued by the Lord…