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  • Posted on May 11, 2017
    Knight Polson Limited supported the Saints Foundation Charity Golf Day on 10 May 2017. Daniel Cottrell, Director and colleague Peter Booker, Solicitor were delighted to join the charity and other keen golfers for the event.
    Posted in: News
  • Posted on April 28, 2017
    What do we mean by the phrase “long leasehold house”? In the English Legal System there are two main classes of property title, Freehold and Leasehold. As the owner of a freehold property you own the land and any buildings on them. In contrast as the owner of a leasehold property you will simply have a temporary right to occupy the property under the terms of a lease which has been granted out of a freehold title. A lease will endure for a specified period of time after expiry of which you then will have no interest in the property whatsoever. A long lease is a lease for a term of more than 21 years. Typically for residential property this will usually be for terms starting at 99 years.
  • Posted on February 17, 2017
    First instance employment tribunal judgments are now available online.

    Employment Appeal Tribunal judgments have been available online for some time but the availability of first instance decisions is new. The earliest available judgment dates back to May 2015 and it is understood that judgments are being added gradually.
    Posted in: Employment
  • Posted on February 16, 2017
    A rather unique divorce case was heard in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday this week, fittingly on Valentine’s Day. Mrs Tini Owens brought an appeal against an earlier ruling which stated that she could not divorce her husband of 39 years.
    Posted in: Family
  • Posted on February 15, 2017
    In the 2013 study by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) (now re-named the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (BEIS) on Payment of Tribunal Awards, only around 49% of successful claimants had been paid the compensation awarded by an employment tribunal in full.
    Posted in: Employment