Churchers News

Employment Issues

June 2017

In the course of an employment tribunal hearing for unfair dismissal, issues arose as to the true reason for the dismissal and whether it had been reasonable for the respondent to conclude that the claimant was guilty of dishonesty

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Queen's Speech - Letting Fees

June 2017

More than six months after first suggesting the idea, the government has announced plans to ban fees to lettings agents in England.

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Increase In Speeding Fines

April 2017

The UK’s Sentencing Council, which sets the guideline for the fines or other penalties handed out by magistrates courts, has increased the maximum fine for the most serious speeding offences.

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Ignorance As A Defence In Law

March 2017

How many times have we seen and heard that according to the law “ignorance is no excuse”? Whether it be the Highway Code or tripping up on some obscure by-law, you’re guilty anyway. Well, says Hannah Jones: “there are in fact circumstances where ignorance is a perfectly valid defence. Take the recent case of Vestergaard Frandsen SA v Bestnet Europe.”

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Lasting Powers of Attorney – What Is It All About?

March 2017

Lasting powers of attorney (‘LPAs’) – you may have heard of them, you may not; what are they and do you need one?

If you have ever tried to deal with a bank, insurance company, even internet provider on someone else’s behalf you will know how difficult it is nowadays to get anything done.

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