News archive: March 2022

  • Posted on March 18, 2022
    The law gives five potentially fair reasons for dismissal, including breach of a statutory duty or restriction and some other substantial reason capable of justifying dismissal. The most commonly used reasons are redundancy, capability and misconduct.

    Even if your employee is guilty of misconduct or their job is clearly redundant, you still need to take care when dismissing. An employment tribunal will also decide if the dismissal was fair in all the circumstances.
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  • Posted on March 17, 2022
    If you have developed a new product, or perhaps come up with an innovative way of doing something, you may find that other businesses who are keen to make use of your ideas or creations ask you to enter into an intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement.
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  • Posted on March 16, 2022
    When a commercial lease is due to end, both landlord and tenant will consider their business plans to decide whether they want to put a new or extended lease in place. Many business tenants have an automatic statutory right to ask for a new lease when their existing one ends, and if the landlord and tenant cannot agree on the terms, they can go to court to get the dispute settled. This does not apply to all commercial leases though and, even where it does, it often suits both landlord and tenant to agree terms for a new lease, especially if they want a short-term arrangement.
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  • Posted on March 15, 2022
    Once you have decided that your marriage is over and you have taken the first step towards divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, most people would like to be able to complete the formalities as quickly and smoothly as possible. However, the historic laws of divorce have meant that the process could often be confrontational and one partner could refuse to cooperate.
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  • Posted on March 15, 2022
    When a problem arises in a business relationship, many people mistakenly believe that the only thing they need to check in order to ascertain their respective rights and obligations will be the terms of any contract that has been agreed.
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  • Posted on March 2, 2022
    When a child is involved in an accident, the injuries they suffer can be severe and possibly life changing. As a parent all you want in this situation is to make them better, but this can be hard if the treatment they need is not readily available or if your family is under financial strain because of extra expenses or lost income because you need to take time off work.
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  • Posted on March 1, 2022
    Creating a will with a life interest trust over your property allows you to ensure that your home passes to those you choose, whilst also allowing you to provide for another loved one during their lifetime.
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