Mark Higgins comments upon the possible effect of the recommendation that NDAs should be banned or significantly curtailed. There has been much protestation in recent months over the use of “non-disclosure agreements” (usually referred to as ‘confidentiality clauses’) in employment settlement agreements. Employers’ use of such devices, so the argument goes, gags employees in return…

Recent Department of Transport figures indicate that 629 people were injured in accidents involving an animal in the road. The figure excludes horses. Four people were killed. Figures show that 100 people died between 2005 and 2017. The Right Honourable Chris Grayling MP who is currently Transport Secretary (having tried his hand at a few…

Affordable housing is always a hot topic and in recent times it has been at the centre of successive Governments’ pledges to tackle the housing crisis, by providing affordable homes for Tenants in the private sector. The introduction of the new Tenant Fees Act which came into force on the 1st June 2019 is expected…

Administration and the Payment of Rent The recent demise of Jamie’s Italian seems to make it an appropriate time to review the position of the Landlord on the primary issue for them – who is going to pay the rent? In brief, when a company goes into administration, rent will either be paid as an…

Should rape victims be asked to hand over their mobile devices to the police? There has been much publicity on this topic of late with many groups objecting to the proposals. Here we look at both sides and whether this is something new. In any criminal case there is a duty to investigate. That means…

The Clean Sweep On 23 May 2019 the Government introduced a bill in Parliament aimed at creating a new sentencing code in the criminal courts. The declared aim of the bill is to tidy up the country’s complex sentencing laws. The intention is that those convicted will be sentenced according to the law at the…

Mis-sold investments Getting your money back from the employer / principal in cases of fraud The Supreme Court is expected to publish a decision in the coming weeks on the case of Frederick vs. Positive Solutions (Financial Services) Limited. It is anticipated that the decision will bring clarity on the circumstances in which a principal…

Estimates and Quotations It is generally recognised that an estimate is a rough guess at the likely cost of a service e.g. a repair which is not binding, whereas a quotation is meant to be an agreement for a fixed price. However, very few traders and business are aware of some of the finer details…

Cleveland Police Enquiry Ralli Solicitors LLP have been retained by a number of victims who seek justice in respect of sexual abuse which they are alleging occurred within The Cleveland Police Force. This has been widely publicised in the national and regional press. Over recent months we have been gathering  information and following up on…

Directors’ Duties and Personal Liability to Third Parties Most directors are aware of their general duties under the Companies Act 2006 as contained in Chapter 2 of Part 10. In brief they are: To act within powers. To promote the success of the company. To exercise independent judgment. To exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence….

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