Self-employed, worker or employee – what are your rights?

There has been a further decision in Uber’s ongoing battle regarding the status of its staff. Unsurprisingly, the Court of Appeal has held that Uber drivers are workers and have dismissed Uber’s appeal. This is now the third consecutive decision that has not been in Uber’s favour. The outcome of this ongoing legal process is… Read more »

Arguing over a Will: The 5 most common reasons

When a loved one passes away it is a very difficult time but this feeling can be made worse if the provisions of the Will are unexpected or there is conflict between the families over the distribution of the estate. There has been a surge over the last few years in claims arising out of… Read more »

Ground rent concerns? Things to consider for tenants

There has been a lot of concern recently, in the media, with regards to the effect of clauses in people’s leases that relate to the payment of ground rent. I deal with leasehold flats and houses on a daily basis and I am increasingly noticing that a lot of leases carry onerous clauses that affect… Read more »

Partnership Disputes: How to avoid them

A recent case (Wild v Wild) has highlighted again the need for farmers to be clear about how the farming assets are held. Whilst putting a partnership agreement in place is the last thing farmers want to think about when they’re busy getting on with the day job, it can have a big impact in… Read more »

Stamp Duty changes in November are you impacted?

On 27th November 2018 the criteria for the “replacement of previous main residence” exemption from higher rates of Stamp Duty for purchases of additional residential property is changing. This is of particular relevance to anyone who owns residential property as investments or buy-to-let’s, has previously sold their main residence and is currently living in rented… Read more »