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Gas Safety Certificates and Possession Actions

Posted in Professional Negligence on 18th Jun 2020
Many landlords have been waiting anxiously for the decision of the Court of Appeal in Trecarrall House Ltd v Rouncefield, a decision on a seemingly dry point of law, but one that will have large ramifications. In the original claim, Trecarrell sought possession of Ms Rouncefield’s flat following service of a section 21 notice. Ms Rouncefield argued that the Section 21 notice was invalid as she had not been provided with a Gas Safety Cetificate (GSC) before moving into the property, contrary to the requirements of the Gas Safety (Installation and...

Inviting a Solicitor Negligence Claim

Posted in Professional Negligence on 24th Mar 2020
Solicitors, Barristers and Chartered Legal Executives are often referred to as legal advisors and there is a good reason for that, beyond convenient shorthand. The job of a lawyer is to advise their client on the law and their options and take instructions from the client. Except in very specific circumstances, such as when the lawyer is acting on a no-win, no-fee agreement and so is putting their own money at risk, it is not the lawyer’s job to decide what is best for their client. Example of Solicitor Negligence: Solicitor acting against client...

Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

Posted in Employment Law on 3rd Jan 2020
The terms ‘bullying’ and ‘harassment’ are often used interchangeably when discussing unwanted behaviour in the workplace, but they are not the same thing. Harassment Harassment is specifically defined in the Equality Act 2010 and occurs when a person engages in unwanted conduct towards another person that has the purpose or effect of violating the second person’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for the second person. Crucially, in order for the unwanted conduct to be harassment, it must...
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