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Attwaters Jameson Hill pre-retirement seminar

Join us at our pre-retirement planning seminar next month......and we'll help you plan for your future Join us at our pre-retirement planning seminar next month... ...and we'll help you plan for your future We will be holding a pre-retirement seminar in conjunction with David Soper & Co. Ltd ....

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Director faced with prison after defying court orders

A director has been given a 28-day suspended prison sentence after defying court orders during a dispute with another company. A director has been given a 28-day suspended prison sentence after defying court orders during a dispute with another company. His fellow director was fined £1,000 fo....

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Agency wins case against former employee’s rival business

A model agency has won its case against a former employee who defrauded it of £21,000 and disclosed some of its confidential information while helping to set up a rival business. A model agency has won its case against a former employee who defrauded it of £21,000 and disclosed some of its conf....

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Landlord receives £4.75m compensation for damage caused at flats

A landlord has received £4.75m compensation after faulty workmanship and equipment led to “catastrophic” flooding at a block of flats. A landlord has received £4.75m compensation after faulty workmanship and equipment led to “catastrophic” flooding at a block of flats. The damage oc....

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Landlord wins appeal over money owed by insolvent tenant

A landlord company has won its appeal to be paid money owed by a commercial tenant which had gone into administration before completing the surrender of its lease. A landlord company has won its appeal to be paid money owed by a commercial tenant which had gone into administration before completi....

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Commercial tenant fails to exercise break clause correctly

The courts are seeing an increasing number of disputes between landlords and commercial tenants over break clauses. The courts are seeing an increasing number of disputes between landlords and commercial tenants over break clauses. It’s thought the economic downturn is putting pressure on bo....

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Landlord duties – tenancy deposits

Since 6 April 2007, it has been mandatory for a landlord to join a scheme to protect a tenant’s deposit. The landlord must comply with 'initial requirements’ of an authorised Tenancy Deposit Scheme within 30 days from the date of receipt of the deposit. Protection of the deposit is crucial if a ....

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Redundancy reforms designed to help businesses and employees

Redundancy regulations are being modified in a move designed to help both businesses and employees. Redundancy regulations are being modified in a move designed to help both businesses and employees. The main change is to reduce the minimum period before large scale redundancies can take place....

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Liquidators reclaim money director wrongly paid to himself

The director of an insolvent company has been ordered to return money he paid to himself at a time when he knew the business was struggling and likely to fail. The director of an insolvent company has been ordered to return money he paid to himself at a time when he knew the business was struggli....

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Storage firm fails to prove breach of contract

A firm providing storage and distribution services has failed to prove that a commercial client was in breach of contract by not granting it exclusive rights as discussed during negotiations. A firm providing storage and distribution services has failed to prove that a commercial client was in br....

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New guide on Right to Buy scheme for council tenants

The Leasehold Advisory Service has provided a detailed guide for council tenants who would like to buy their home. The Leasehold Advisory Service has provided a detailed guide for council tenants who would like to buy their home. It follows the Government decision to increase the maximum disco....

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Insurers win dispute with union over commission payments

An insurance company has won a legal dispute with a trade union over commission payments on the sale of its services to new customers. The case involved Unite the Union and Liverpool Victoria Banking Services. They had an agreement whereby Unite allowed Victoria access to its members in order to ....

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