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What are the employment rights of a director?

As a company director, you may be well aware of the employment rights of your employees. But are you aware of your own employment rights as a director? Directors have different employment rights, depending on what type of role you have and your employment...

Advice to company directors - know your legal duties

When it comes to running a company or being a company director, are you aware of your legal duties? Have you paid attention to the legal details and requirements clearly outlined in the Companies Act 2006 ? We understand that you may not be aware of every...

Moving to a new phase of education with an EHCP - transfer deadline day

Why is 31 March an important date if a young person has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and is transitioning from secondary school to a post 16 institution or apprenticeship? Local Authorities (LA) have a legal duty to review and amend EHCPs...

How specific does an EHCP have to be?

A lack of specificity negatively impacts on the ability of a parent or young person to enforce the provision stated in an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). If the provision is not stated specifically enough, then it will not be enforceable under...

Who gets custody of the pet following separation?

We are a nation of pet lovers and so, it is only natural for us to be concerned about custody of our fur-babies following separation. The Law in England & Wales treats pets as personal assets (legally known as “chattels”). Personal assets...

Agricultural tie breakers - advice for landowners

Historically, local authorities have been known to attach agricultural ties (also known as agricultural occupancy conditions) to countryside dwellings to prevent anyone, except those principally employed within the local agricultural sector, from lawfully...

Development land - terminating agricultural tenancies

Developers and promoters will want to ensure that vacant possession of a site can be obtained before incurring planning expenses.  Agricultural tenancies can be difficult to terminate depending on the type of tenancy in existence, the development...

The importance of agricultural wills

Succession and inheritance planning are the most important provisions any farming family can make when looking to the future and making arrangements for carrying on the farming business. A vital part of that planning is making a will. A will is essential...

The Plastic Packaging Tax regulations

The Plastic Packaging Tax comes into effect on 1 April 2022.  The measures introduce technical changes to relevant provisions of the Finance Act 2021, concerning the Plastic Packaging Tax. The provisions in the Finance Act 2021 came following the...

The new International Data Transfer Agreement

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published the final form of its new International Data Transfer Agreement (IDTA), together with a new addendum to the EU’s standard contractual clauses (Addendum), which have been laid before Parliament...
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