Sexual Harassment – The Weinstein Ripple Effect

The recent spate of allegations of sexual misconduct stemming from Hollywood and US Congress raise the important issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Since these allegations have come to the light the BBC has reported that it is investigating some 25 complaints made this year – a spike compared to normal levels.  We can […]

Buying a Listed Property

So you’ve found the home of your dreams but it’s a listed building. Should this put you off buying it?  Buying a Listed Property can mean owning a beautiful home, but you should be aware that it comes with a lot of rules and regulations. What is a Listed Property? A listed property is a […]

Estate Planning is essential despite the Millennial Inheritance Boom

Over the New Year, Think Tank the Resolution Foundation issued a report which said that the generation known as the Millennials (people born between 1981 and 2000) will receive a greater inheritance from their parents than any other post-war generation.  Dubbed the Millennial “Inheritance Boom” by the media, the Foundation predicts that inheritances will double over the […]

Beating the Office January Blues

So there it was….. Merry Christmas! The festivities are now over and it’s back to reality and back to work.  For many the harsh reality of the early morning alarm call and the return to working life isn’t so appealing and the dreaded January blues begin to creep in.  It can be a difficult time […]

Uber loses Employment Appeal Tribunal on Workers Rights

In October 2016 the Employment Tribunal decided that Uber drivers were “workers” for the purposes of employment law, not self-employed as Uber had claimed. Uber appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) who have now dismissed the appeal, agreeing with the original decision that the drivers were workers.  This entitles them to basic employment rights […]