Post on 19 Dec 2016
In simple terms, an indemnity policy is an insurance policy to cover a defect relating to a property. Such policies are commonly used to cover against the cost implications of a third party making a claim against the defects. They tend to be requested by a solicitor acting on the purchase of...
Real Estate
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Post on 19 Dec 2016
The case of Ilott v Mitson began in 2007 and has become familiar to many via the national press. Nine years later, the case came before the Supreme Court and marked the first time the highest UK Court has been asked to consider the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. By way...
Disputed Wills & Trusts
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Farm tenders | Agricultural solicitors
Post on 16 Dec 2016
Judgment in the case of The Crown Estate Commissioners v Wakley and Wakley was handed down yesterday. It illustrates the importance of landlords providing accurate responses to prospective tenants during viewings and agreeing the terms of any subsequent agreement carefully, particularly where a...
Agriculture
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Agricultural charges | Agricultural Law
Post on 15 Dec 2016
What is an agricultural charge? The Agricultural Credits Act 1928 (“ACA 1928”) created a bespoke form of security that allows a farmer to grant a single charge to a bank over all his farming stock and other agricultural assets (but not the land which he farms). Almost 90 years on, it remains in...
Agriculture
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Trainee Solicitor | Graduate | Open Days | Training Contracts | Vacation Scheme
Post on 15 Dec 2016
It's getting to that time of the year again. No, not waiting for the jolly man in the red suit but the Michelmores vacation scheme and training contract applications are open! I thought it would be helpful if I use this blog to set out what can be expected at an open day and to outline the key...
Trainee Blog
Graduate
High Court | restrictive covenants
Post on 15 Dec 2016
A recent case has examined the enforceability of restrictive covenants on the sale of shares. The High Court found that the restrictive covenants were enforceable. Background The dispute in Rush Hair Ltd v Gibson-Forbes was in connection with the sale of two hairdressing salons in South-East...
Corporate law
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Social Media Policies | Employment Law
Post on 14 Dec 2016
Social media can raise challenging employment issues if a member of staff makes inappropriate comments or spends time on social media when they should be working. The starting point for any potential disciplinary action is to ensure that there is a social media policy which makes it clear what the...
Education
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Employment Law
Michelmores Property Awards 2017
Post on 14 Dec 2016
Entries are now open for the 15th annual Michelmores Property Awards, which showcase and celebrate the very best of the South West's property and construction industry.   Michelmores is calling upon property developers, building contractors, architects and other industry professionals to nominate...
Property Awards
Real Estate
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What do you need to tell the EFA? | Education Law
Post on 14 Dec 2016
What do you need to do? The Financial Handbook sets out notification requirements that all Academy Trusts must follow. As a Trust, you must inform the EFA when any of the following positions are filled or vacated: member; trustee; local governor; chair of trustees; chair of local governing...
Education
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Agricultural Law | Disputes
Post on 14 Dec 2016
Many land agents, surveyors and other professionals routinely provide legal advice to their clients. If a matter becomes contentious, do the relevant files and correspondence have to be disclosed, or are they ‘privileged’ and therefore protected from disclosure? The short answer to that question is...
Agriculture
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