Post on 8 Oct 2013
The recent case of Whitham v Capita Insurance Services has held that stopping permanent health insurance benefits once an employee reached the age of 55 amounted to age discrimination. Although only a first instance decision, it is nonetheless likely to be of interest to employers. The Facts Mr...
Employment Law
Post on 7 Oct 2013
While the weather is often criticised, the comparative stability of the United Kingdom's political and economic climate has, historically, not deterred international clients from looking to the UK as an attractive home for investment and for the purchase of residential property as a base for their...
Private Wealth
Post on 7 Oct 2013
Award-winning law firm Michelmores has again demonstrated its commitment to developing the career opportunities of its people by enrolling five more young people on approved apprenticeship schemes. Four staff in Exeter are undertaking new Business and Administration Level 2 apprenticeships through...
Michelmores
Post on 7 Oct 2013
In the recent case of Trustees of the Coventry School Foundation v Whitehouse & others it was held that traffic to and from a new school was not something that breached a restrictive covenant aimed at preventing activities which could "grow to be a nuisance, damage, annoyance or disturbance"....
Real Estate
Post on 7 Oct 2013
The decision in the case of Siemens Hearing Instruments Ltd v Friends Life Ltd will give tenants some hope that the Courts may now be beginning to take a slightly "softer" approach when it comes to considering whether a conditional break provision has been complied with. Facts This case concerned a...
Real Estate
Post on 7 Oct 2013
In the recent case Arnold v Britton the Court was asked to interpret a service charge clause contained in various holiday chalet leases. Despite an overwhelming disparity in favour of the Lessor, the Court felt obliged to construe a service charge clause according to its simple interpretation and...
Real Estate
Post on 7 Oct 2013
Help to Buy The second part of the Help to Buy scheme was due to start in January 2014 but the government has announced that the government-backed mortgage scheme will be launched next week, three months earlier than planned. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/help-to-buy-mortgage-guarantee-availa...
Real Estate
Post on 3 Oct 2013
Michelmores recently acted in connection with the sale of a Bridgwater-based catering business, resulting in more than 200 jobs being saved from redundancy.  Anna Thompson, Sacha Pickering and Charles Maunder of Michelmores' insolvency team were instructed by Ian Walker and Chris Norman of Begbies...
Michelmores
Post on 2 Oct 2013
Introduction A recent report published by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) entitled: 'The Impact of Lookalikes: Similar packaging and fast-moving consumer goods' explored the potential for similarly packaged fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) to cause conflict between manufacturer brand owners...
Manufacturing
Post on 1 Oct 2013
Jonathan Riley recently answered this question in the September 28/29 2013 edition of FTMoney. I plan to rent out the flat that I have owned for seven years and move home to save money. What is the best way to minimise tax on rental income and capital gains? A friend told me that I am exempt from...
Private Wealth

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