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rental deposits

Landlords must check they hit the spot with deposits

Claims for incorrectly handled property rental deposits are soaring and landlords should be alert to the danger and ensure they or their agents are complying with the legal requirements, if they want to avoid high penalties. According to figures from insurers, the number of claims relating to deposits peaked at 25% of all professional indemnity…

Firefighter ruling sparks heat for employers

The standby arrangements for Belgium’s volunteer firefighters are set to cause new headaches for employers with workers who are paid flat rates for time on-call or when sleeping in the workplace, with a judgement that will affect companies across the European Union. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that volunteer…

gender identification

Gender identification and staff

Trans campaigners are hoping for a simpler path to legal recognition of gender identification change following the government’s announcement that it is reviewing the process. Elsewhere, the High Court has set an important precedent on the right to respect for non-gendered identity, marking a milestone in civil rights litigation on gender identity and LGBTI+ rights.…

Serving Notice on New or Old Tenancies

To help keep landlords up to date Leonard Scudder in our Dispute Resolution Department has put together this guide to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions around serving notice. The provisions of the Deregulation Act 2015 and The Assured Shorthold Tenancy Notices and Prescribed Requirements Regulations 2015 introduced new requirements for serving a…

Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

Have you considered who would manage your affairs and make decisions, if you have an illness or accident that leaves you incapable of looking after things yourself? A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) enables you to appoint someone you trust to look after your financial affairs or your health and welfare, with minimum effort, delay…