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Supreme Court sides with worker in major ‘gig economy’ case

Supreme Court sides with worker in major ‘gig economy’ case

The Supreme Court has sided with a worker in a case seen as a major test of the rules on the so-called ‘gig economy’. Tradesman Gary Smith has argued that he should be considered a ‘worker’ by Pimlico Plumbers and should be entitled to sick pay, holiday pay and other workers’ rights. Smith had worked…

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June 26, 2018
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New figures show a return to City Centre living

New figures show a return to City Centre living

Figures published by think tank, the Centre for Cities, show that more and more people are choosing to live in the middle of the UK’s biggest cities. In stark contrast to 30 years ago, when there was a sharp decline in city centre living, residential property in the UK’s biggest city centres is currently enjoying…

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June 26, 2018
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Footballer falls foul of ‘rentcharge’

Footballer falls foul of ‘rentcharge’

A professional footballer, who purchased a freehold home on a private estate as a cash buyer, has been pursued for a ‘rentcharge’ by the owners of the estate. Zeli Ismail, a midfielder for Bury, has been threatened with eviction over the little-known charges that result from a clause in the deeds to his home. In…

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June 26, 2018
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Large firms forced to publish pay ratios under Government plans

Large firms forced to publish pay ratios under Government plans

Plans announced by the Government earlier this month are set to require firms employing 250 people or more to publish details of the difference in pay between the chief executive and the average worker. Firms will also be required to explain the reasons behind the pay gap. The plans were announced after a spate of…

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June 26, 2018
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Divorce proceedings reach Supreme Court

Divorce proceedings reach Supreme Court

A couple’s divorce proceedings have reached the UK’s highest court after two lower courts denied a woman’s divorce petition. Tini Owens married Hugh Owens in 1978 but petitioned for divorce in 2015 after leaving the marital home. However, the petition has been contested by Mr Owens, an 80-year-old former businessman, who denies allegations of unreasonable…

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June 26, 2018
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OGR Stock Denton partner recognised by new Resolution Chair

OGR Stock Denton partner recognised by new Resolution Chair

OGR Stock Denton partner, Graeme Fraser, has been recognised in the inaugural address of Margaret Heathcote as she took up her post as National Chair of the family law organisation, Resolution. As well as being a partner here at OGR Stock Denton, Graeme is also Chair of Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee and national media spokesperson on…

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May 3, 2018
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What will it cost?

What will it cost?

If you bought a new-build home from Taylor Wimpey and believe you are amongst those affected, the developer will cover the cost of converting the lease terms and has also agreed to pay towards your legal costs. If you have a ground rent issue with another housing developer, speak to us and we can advise…

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April 24, 2018
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The ‘great ground rent rip off’ – what’s been happening?

The ‘great ground rent rip off’ – what’s been happening?

In recent years, a growing scandal has emerged, particularly involving new-build properties. In such cases, the terms of the lease has meant that ground rents have been spiralling out of control, or clauses in the lease have left home owners unable to make improvements to their property without being penalised. Recent cases have included: A…

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April 24, 2018
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More taxi firms face ‘gig economy’ challenges

More taxi firms face ‘gig economy’ challenges

In the wake of a high-profile legal battle between drivers and taxi app, Uber, three more taxi companies are facing legal challenges from their drivers over their rights in the so-called ‘gig economy’. London’s Green Tomato Cars, Birmingham’s A2B cars and Blacklane, a specialist in airport transfers are facing claims from drivers backed by the…

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April 24, 2018
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Court of Appeal rules ex-wife’s annual payments should only continue for two years

Court of Appeal rules ex-wife’s annual payments should only continue for two years

Judges at the Court of Appeal have ruled that the £175,000 annual payments made by the finance director of an international travel firm should end in 2021, rather than continue for life, as had previously been ruled. Kim Waggott, the former wife of William Waggott had been seeking a £23,000 increase to her annual payments,…

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April 24, 2018
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