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Employment Law – Employment Tribunal fees update

On 26 July 2017 the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment in the case of R (on the application of UNISON) (Appellant) v Lord Chancellor (Respondent) [2017] UKSC 51 which overturned the requirement for claimants to pay (if ineligible for remission) up to £1200 to have their claim heard at an Employment Tribunal. The introduction of the fees in 2013 was argued successfully as preventing claimants having access to justice and in particular discriminated against low paid...
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Anti-Oral Variation Clauses and Practical Consideration – Supreme Court

MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited –v- Rock Advertising Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 553 MWB operate serviced office spaces and, pursuant to a Licence Agreement, Rock Advertising utilised such accommodation in the form of managed office space. Rock Advertising fell into arrears with the Licence fee and proceedings were issued to recover the arrears.  In the Central London County Court, His Honour Judge Maloney found that the parties had entered into an oral agreement whereby there was a...
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We are hiring- locum secretary roles!

Recruitment – Locum secretaries wanted We are looking to recruit and have locum vacancies for experienced legal secretaries. The firm has a thriving and varied practice and a strong presence in the Brighton and the local area. We are primarily looking for staff for our busy conveyancing, matrimonial and litigation departments. You would be working as part of a friendly team and we are situated in the heart of Brighton and are convenient to transport, shopping and all that Brighton has to offer.  For more information on the  work we do please see...
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Congratulations to our new solicitors!

Our congratulations to Karen Heal and Jack Taylor on their admission as fully qualified solicitors. Karen specialises in Employment and also excels in Business Development and Dispute Resolution. Jack specialises in Family Law including matrimonial finance and Children Act proceedings. Jack also has a talent for Wills and Probate. We are delighted that they joins our ranks on a full-time permanent basis following their successful training.

Brighton and Hove Property Market 2016 -2017 update

Late last year I wrote about the Brighton and Hove Property market in 2016 and said that I may update the article early in the New Year. Since then, I had a call from a journalist wanting a quotation for an article he was writing on the effect on the Southern Rail strikes on the local property market, and at the time I didn’t have any firm information to give beyond the general view that the strikes obviously wouldn’t be helping. However, the Business...
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Brighton and Hove property market in 2016.

The Land Registry index is an interesting source of information on the residential property market in the UK, and this is a very short summary of 2016 based on the index to date. “As of September 2016 the average house price in the UK is £217,888, and the index stands at 114.28. Property prices have risen by 0.2% compared to the previous month, and risen by 7.7% compared to the previous year.” – Land Registry. But how...
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Legal News from Edward Harte LLP – 14th March 2016

Now recruiting in the Family Department Our busy family team is recognised for the quality of its work, its expertise and client care.  We are seeking to recruit a solicitor with minimum 2+ years PQE on competitive terms with a proposed start date of November/December 2016. Applications by CV to Anna Glenton, Partner. No agencies please.
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