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Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers are workers upheld

Tribunal ruling that Uber drivers are workers upheld

The Court of Appeal has upheld a 2016 ruling by an Employment Tribunal that Uber drivers are workers, entitled to paid leave and the minimum wage. The Employment Appeal Tribunal had previously upheld the decision and Uber now says that it will appeal to the Supreme Court. In its judgment, the Court of Appeal said:…

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December 20, 2018
Posted in Latest News

The Metro – What are the rules about having an affair with a work colleague

The Metro – What are the rules about having an affair with a work colleague

OGR Stock Denton Partner, Susan Bernstein, was featured in the Metro discussing the rules around having an affair with a work colleague. Read the story here.

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December 20, 2018
Posted in In the Press

New measures have “significant impact” on domestic abuse conviction rates

New measures have “significant impact” on domestic abuse conviction rates

Measures that will help “drive up prosecutions” in domestic abuse cases are set to be rolled out across England and Wales.

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December 19, 2018
Posted in Blog, Family Law

Study reveals UK ‘property price hotspots’

Study reveals UK ‘property price hotspots’

A new analysis of Land Registry data claims to have revealed the ‘Top UK Property Hotspots’ for 2018 in terms of house price growth.

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December 18, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property

Cohabiting couples need more protection

Cohabiting couples need more protection

Couples who live together have no automatic property rights in lifetime or on death unless they are married or in a civil partnership. However, some people mistakenly think ‘common law marriage’ protects couples who live together after a specific time has passed. In reality, ‘common law marriage’ is a myth and the law often treats…

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December 17, 2018
Posted in Latest News

Inheritance Tax gap at £600 million a year

Inheritance Tax gap at £600 million a year

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has found that the tax gap for inheritance tax is £600m a year despite a steady increase in receipts seen by HM Revenue & Customs.

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December 14, 2018
Posted in Blog, Private Client

ICO fines spam text firm for data protection breach

ICO fines spam text firm for data protection breach

A tax advisory company has been fined £200,000 after sending out millions of unsolicited marketing text messages.

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December 13, 2018
Posted in Blog, Commercial

Olympic cyclist’s sex discrimination case could have ‘significant ramifications’

Olympic cyclist’s sex discrimination case could have ‘significant ramifications’

A sex discrimination challenge brought before an Employment Tribunal this week could have ‘significant ramifications’, it has been warned.

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December 11, 2018
Posted in Blog, Employment

HM Land Registry moves to raise awareness of property fraud

HM Land Registry moves to raise awareness of property fraud

In recent weeks, HM Land Registry has been trying to raise awareness of property and conveyancing fraud in an effort to ensure homeowners don’t get caught out.

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December 10, 2018
Posted in Blog, Property