News & Events
Posted in News by Lee May on 17th June 2013
This article first appeared in the ‘South East Farmer ’ magazine June 2013 edition.
On 30 May 2013 new permitted development rights came into effect which allow existing agricultural buildings to be used for a variety of non-agricultural purposes without the need to obtain full planning permission.
Posted in News by Mei-Ling McNab on 14th June 2013
This article first appeared in ‘The Vine’ magazine March 2013 edition.
Divorce matters often make high profile media cases but behind the headlines are often bitter battles. The courts rely on both parties to disclose their assets but what happens when one side doesn’t co-operate?
Posted in News by Catherine Daw on 13th June 2013
This new decision relating to Woolworths looked at the workings of the collective redundancy provisions. The judge had to decide whether to adopt a “pick and Mix approach” and to treat each Woolworth store as a separate “establishment” or whether all stores should be looked at together, say a, chocolate box “you get everything in it even if you don’t like all the chocolates, including the Turkish Delight and the funny fudge one” approach.
Posted in News by Gemma Herrick on 13th June 2013
An interesting case was published last week concerning an employee who brought several claims against his employer but was protected in law from being treated detrimentally because of it. Whilst it was clearly the right decision in law, it may seem unfair to employers.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the case of Woodhouse v West North West Homes Leeds Ltd. The Appellant and employee, Mr Woodhouse, had lodged 10 internal grievances alleging race discrimination over a period of four years. In addition to those ten grievances, he had brought 7 claims against his employer in the Employment Tribunal (for race discrimination).
Posted in News by Lee May on 29th May 2013
Important changes to the planning system have come into force with the passing into law of the government’s flagship Growth and Infrastructure Act.
Posted in News by Louise Brenlund on 29th May 2013
Places remain for our Employment Law Update taking place between 8am and 10am on 6 June 2013 at Medway House, Maidstone. Numbers are limited so please book soon.
The government has announced and has already begun implementing a raft of new employment laws and changes to existing laws throughout 2013 and into 2014.
Posted in News by Mary Raymont on 23rd May 2013
Transactional Analysis is used in mediation sessions to overcome barriers of communication in the breakdown of a relationship. Mary Raymont, Family Solicitor and Mediator at Brachers and Eliott Green, Family Mediator, therapist and specialist in Transactional Analysis outline a few things you may need to know.
Posted in News by Angela Ruminski on 22nd May 2013
If you’ve ever wondered about legal jargon when you’re moving house, wonder no more. Brachers’ Property Solicitor Angela Ruminski explains all.