Long leases and short-term lets – have you been tempted?

There are many who occupy property under a lease, for whom the temptation of making some extra money whilst they are not at home is therefore, all the more attractive. In the case of Bermondsey Exchange Freeholders Limited v Ninons Koumetto (as Trustee in Bankruptcy of Kevin Geoghehan Conway) (2018), the terms of a 999-year […]

Claims and Time Limits

Before you can bring a civil claim, one of the most important factors to consider is whether you are in time for doing so. If you are not, because the ‘limitation period’ for bringing your claim has passed, the defending party to your claim can use limitation as a defence – your claim may be […]

Leaving the Family Home

You may have read in the news recently about Christina and Mark Rotondo of New York who went to court to evict their 30-year old son who was refusing to leave the family home.  Similar problems are occurring here. 25% of people aged 20-34 are still living at home. So, what happens when a family […]

Are you an Employee, Worker or Self-employed?

Under current law, these are the three categories of individuals providing their services to the job market. Why does it matter? Your employment status is important for a number of reasons, such as: How you are treated by HM Revenue and Customs for tax purposes; Whether you qualify for important legal rights, as some only […]

Injunctions

What is an injunction? An injunction is a court order that prohibits a company or person from doing something (‘prohibitory injunction’) or orders that a particular act is done (‘mandatory injunction’). A party that breaches an injunction can be held in contempt of court, which can result in imprisonment.   When can you obtain an […]

Employment Update: Restrictive Covenants | Part 1

It is a long-standing principle of English law that no person can be restrained from earning a living. However, ‘post-termination restrictive covenants’ are an exception – provided the employer has a legitimate business interest (such as clients, staff and confidential information) to protect, and, the protection sought is no more than is reasonable to protect […]