Mines and mineral rights can be a tricky issue for developers or anyone looking to acquire a property. In law, there is a rebuttable presumption that when purchasing the registered title of a property that this registered title will include the property and all airspace above (up to the heavens) and all of the land below ground.
Proposed changes in the law to end the ‘blame game’ when a marriage comes to an end have recently been announced by the Justice Secretary marking a huge overhaul of the current law, which is close to 50 years old.
Further to our article, the Government’s “Right to Rent” legislation, deemed incompatible with articles 14 and 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes, has informed Parliament that the Home Office has been granted permission to appeal the Judgment.
For most founders the early stages of business are “bootstrapped” - funded by friends and family, reinvested profits, salary sacrifice, personal credit cards, mortgages and the like. There are essentially two forms of funding for any business – debt (loans) and equity (shares in your company) — so what are the things a business needs to look out for when seeking equity investment?
The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force yesterday (20 March 2019). It requires both social and privately rented dwellings to meet certain living standards throughout the term of the tenancy and not just at the outset.
HM Treasury has announced that the government has published terms of reference for Prof Arindrajit Dube's review of the latest international evidence on minimum wages. Nicholas Lakeland comments on the announcement.
We will be attending this year’s Fertility Show in Manchester at Manchester Central on 23 and 24 March 2019. Please use the form below to contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting during the exhibition.
Judgment was today handed down in R (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants) v Secretary of State for the Home Department concerning the Government’s “Right to Rent” scheme which has been the cause of concern for both landlords and tenants.
If you want to avoid your life being overlooked, don’t buy a glass fronted flat in a trendy area across the street from a world- renowned museum which wants to exploit its own potential for spectacular views.
A Laytons’ team of real estate lawyers will be in Cannes during MIPIM from 11-15 March 2019. Please use the form below to contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting in Cannes during these dates.
Nicholas Lakeland an employment partner, discusses the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the workplace in light of the #MeToo movement and pending a House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (CWEC) inquiry into their potential abuse.
Today is an important one for those at risk of being defrauded out of their occupational pensions by cold calling scammers. From today, it will be illegal to cold call or text individuals to encourage them to transfer their safe and valuable pension into risky and usually fraudulent schemes.
On 14 January 2019 the Trade Mark Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/825) come into force. These Regulations implement the EU’s Trade Mark Directive 2015/2436 and make a number of amendments to the Trade Mark Act 1994. The purpose is to further harmonise trade mark law across the EU.
HMRC has added a new paragraph 7.6 entitled “Authorised persons for particular legal entities” to notice 742A: Opting to tax land and buildings. This new paragraph confirms that HMRC are conducting reviews of option to tax notifications.
Following a recent Court of Appeal decision on the subject of litigation privilege, businesses will need to tread very carefully when taking steps to resolve a commercial dispute if they are not to find themselves seriously prejudiced in later litigation where negotiations fail.