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Bulletin: Employment law changes effective from 6th April

01 Apr 2014

The statutory rate of pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave will be raised from £136.78 to £138.18 The Statutory Sick Pay will be raised from £86.70 to £87.55 The statutory week’s pay for the purpose of calculating statutory redundancy payments and the basic award for unfair dismissal will be raised from £450 to £464 […]


Distress not an option for commercial landlords

19 Feb 2014

One of the most effective options available to landlords of commercial property in the event of non payment of rent has been distress. This longstanding common law right allows landlords to enter premises once rent has become due and seize a tenant’s goods to the value of the rent owed. Whilst this right is an […]


Government issues guidance on international surrogacy

19 Feb 2014

Surrogacy is becoming increasingly popular with couples who wish to grow or start a family. Many prospective parents are choosing to embark on surrogacy abroad in countries such as the US and India. The British Government has now published guidance to assist those who are considering embarking on international surrogacy. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office […]


CRAR update

18 Feb 2014

This Bulletin should be read in conjunction with the website article Time is ticking. The previous Bulletin identifies the new regime of commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) which comes into force on 6 April 2014. We now have some more information which addresses the costs enforcement agents (these were formerly known as certificated bailiffs for […]

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