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Fri 6 May 2011
Key decision awaited on unmarried couples' property rights
Key decision awaited on unmarried couples' property rights...Read More
Thu 31 Mar 2011
Major Changes to Family Law: New rules to come into effect from 6th April 2011
From 6 April 2011 new rules will come into effect which will govern how family law cases are dealt with in the Courts. The aim of the rules is to simplify all the procedures applicable to family proceedings in the High Court, County Court and Magistrates Court and to replace the existing rules with one set. These rules seek to follow the structure applicable to all civil litigation cases under what are known as the Civil Procedure Rules. In both there is an overriding objective to resolve disputes justly. In the family field that has to be by reference to any welfare issues. Parties to any family proceedings will need to consider Alternative Dispute Resolution at every stage in the proceedings. There will also be a compulsory mediation and information assessment meeting before any Court application is permitted. The Court also has wider powers for case management to intervene in the conduct of proceedings at each and every stage. ...Read More
Fri 11 Mar 2011
Beware of stamp duty increases!
As of 6 April 2011 the SDLT (stamp duty land tax) rate for properties being purchased for over ?1m will be raised from 4% to 5%. This will add a minimum of ?10,000 to the SDLT costs of buying a ?1m plus property....Read More
Tue 1 Feb 2011
A warning to Landlords - Daejan Investments Limited v Benson & Others
The case of Daejan Investments Limited v Benson and Others [2011] EWCA Civ 38 should be a warning to all landlords to make sure that they comply with the statutory consultation requirements in respect of service charges. JPC Law successfully acted for one of the Respondent lessees....Read More
Fri 7 Jan 2011
Key Developments in Employment Law in 2011
Since the election of the Labour Government in 1997, there have been many changes in UK employment law. This article highlights the 10 key developments arising in the next 10 months....Read More

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