How to appeal a school admissions decision

If your child has not been admitted to their first choice of Pimary School what can you do?  Well, it may be possible to launch and appeal against the decision. However, you only have fourteen days from the date of the decision to make such an appeal. In order to increase your chances of launching [...]

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On April 16th, 2014, posted in: Education Law by

10 TOP TIPS TO AVOID BAD DEBTORS

It is an inevitable that as a business, you will sometimes get the odd customer that does not pay. Here are 10 top tips to reduce those debtors.  1)      Know who your customer is Have a checklist or a form that new customers complete. Get as much information from them as possible e.g whether they [...]

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On October 11th, 2013, posted in: Dispute Resolution by

Prest v Petrodel

Unmasking the Veil of Deceit – Prest –v- Petrodel The highest Court in the land has ordered oil tycoon Mike Prest to transfer to his former wife, Yasmin Prest, properties held by companies owned and controlled by him as part of a £17.5m divorce award.  Michael Prest, founder of Nigerian energy company Petrodel Resources, separated [...]

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On June 17th, 2013, posted in: Family Law by

Education Law – problems with schools.

Have you struggled to get your child into your preferred choice of school? Has he/she been unfairly excluded, or perhaps you have a dispute with your child’s school and don’t know where to begin? In an age where parents’ are keener than ever for their children to get ahead, competition for school places is tough. [...]

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On June 11th, 2013, posted in: Education Law by

Changes to minimum wage

The Government has announced that from 1 October 2013 the minimum wage rates will be increased as follows: •For 21 year olds and over – £6.31 an hour •For 18 to 20 year olds – £5.03 an hour •For 16 and 17 year olds who are not apprentices – £3.72 an hour •For apprentices under [...]

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On June 3rd, 2013, posted in: Employment Law by

Agreeing Lease Terms- Top Tips

In order for solicitors for a prospective landlord and tenant to be instructed it is necessary for the parties to agree what are called Heads of Terms.   There is no such thing as a standard lease.  When a client rings me and asks me to either draw up a lease or check one that has [...]

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On March 12th, 2013, posted in: Commercial Property by

Has your employer become insolvent?

Employee Rights With the recent collapse of Jessops, Comet, HMV and Blockbuster, employees are finding themselves in a situation where they are having to assess their rights and entitlement. There is a difference between an employer being in liquidation and administration.  If your employer is in liquidation, there is no continuing business and you will have no job.  [...]

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On January 25th, 2013, posted in: Dispute Resolution, Employment Law by

Consumer rights – Christmas presents

Your rights when buying Christmas Presents It is that time of year again when most people are buying gifts, but what do you do if your gift is faulty? And what if you want to exchange a present that you do not like and do not have the receipt? In this article I will explain [...]

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On December 10th, 2012, posted in: Dispute Resolution, Uncategorized by

Change to Minimum Wage from 1 October 2012

The National Minimum Wage is a minimum amount per hour that most workers in the UK are entitled to be paid.  There are different levels depending on your age and whether you are an apprentice.  From 1 October 2012 the rates are as follows-;   £2.65- the apprentice rate for apprentices under 19 or 19 [...]

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On September 28th, 2012, posted in: Employment Law by

Intellectual Property in the news….

Following on from my recent article on what is Intellectual Property, I thought I would write about the IP cases that have made the news recently..  Star wars  Creator George Lucas lost his Court battle last year in relation to the Storm trooper helmets.  Lucas sued a prop maker who kept the moulds used to [...]

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On September 14th, 2012, posted in: Dispute Resolution by