Stamp Duty announcement centrepiece of Budget speech

December 12th, 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond used his Autumn Budget to announce that Stamp Duty would be abolished for all properties of up to £300,000 being bought by first-time buyers. The policy, which took immediate effect, was the flagship announcement from last month’s financial statement. Treasury officials claim that the change will save more than three quarters of … Continue reading “Stamp Duty announcement centrepiece of Budget speech”

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Our membership of ALEP confirmed

December 12th, 2017

As specialists in leasehold enfranchisement, Joelson is proud to have become a member of ALEP (Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Professionals). ALEP is a leading association that carefully vets its members, to ensure they have a proven record of providing high quality leasehold enfranchisement advice and services. Leasehold enfranchisement includes the processes of lease extension, freehold … Continue reading “Our membership of ALEP confirmed”

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Property team assists Baygo with acquisition of first site in City of London

December 12th, 2017

Our Property team has helped the management team at Baygo with the opening of the firm’s first site in the City.

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Ministers to consider responses to leasehold market proposals

December 12th, 2017

The Government is sifting through responses to a recent consultation on “tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market.” Issues on which people were invited to comment include: Plans for prohibiting the sale of new build leasehold houses; Restricting ground rents on new leases to a peppercorn; How to tackle existing onerous ground rents; Closing a … Continue reading “Ministers to consider responses to leasehold market proposals”

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London critical to construction’s future says British Land boss

December 12th, 2017

The chief executive of British Land has warned against the possible consequences of trying to shift development away from the capital. Chris Grigg outlined his concerns at the recent Construction News summit and suggested that trying to galvanise development in other regions was a better strategy than attempting to reduce schemes in London. “The idea … Continue reading “London critical to construction’s future says British Land boss”

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Joelson’s Employment Team ranked in The Legal 500

December 12th, 2017

The team’s lawyers recognised by leading directory. The Legal 500 guide, the world’s leading independent authority on the best law firms and lawyers in the UK, has recommended Joelson’s employment team. In the directory, published earlier this month, the department was ranked for its work with senior executives with partners David Greenhalgh and Jennifer Maxwell-Harris … Continue reading “Joelson’s Employment Team ranked in The Legal 500”

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Tribunal fees scrapped, increase in claims expected

December 12th, 2017

Employees no longer required to pay tribunal fees when bringing employment claims. In July, a Supreme Court judgment held that tribunal fees were unlawful. Fees have since been scrapped and employees are no longer required to pay a tribunal fee when bringing an employment claim. The Supreme Court found that the fees were preventing some … Continue reading “Tribunal fees scrapped, increase in claims expected”

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Higher awards for injury to feelings in discrimination claims

December 12th, 2017

In September, compensation bands for injury to feelings in discrimination claims were significantly increased. In what has arguably been a bumper year for employees (when taken together with the scrapping of tribunal fees), the Employment Tribunal has announced increased bands for injury to feelings awards in discrimination claims. The following bands now apply to all … Continue reading “Higher awards for injury to feelings in discrimination claims”

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Joelson’s Employment Team ranked again in Legal 500

December 12th, 2017

Employment team’s expertise recognised by leading directory. The Legal 500 guide, the world’s leading independent authority on the best law firms and lawyers in the UK, has recommended Joelson’s employment team. In the directory, published last month, the department was ranked for its work with employers with partners David Greenhalgh and Jennifer Maxwell-Harris both being … Continue reading “Joelson’s Employment Team ranked again in Legal 500”

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Morrisons held vicariously liable for employee’s data breach

December 12th, 2017

Court reluctantly finds supermarket liable for employee’s actions. In January 2014, details of nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees were posted on a file sharing website by former Morrisons employee, Andrew Skelton. Mr Skelton had been disgruntled about disciplinary actions against him by Morrisons and wanted to take revenge on his former employer. His role as senior … Continue reading “Morrisons held vicariously liable for employee’s data breach”

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