News and Blogs

News and Blogs

The importance of a properly drawn up will

The importance of a properly drawn up will

A case regarding a disputed succession has featured in the media recently, with the point at issue being whether the husband or the ... read more

Patrick Green passes STEP qualification in UK Tax for International Clients

Patrick Green passes STEP qualification in UK Tax for International Clients

Colman Coyle is pleased to announce that Patrick Green, a Senior Associate in our Private Client Department has recently passed the ... read more

Colman Coyle to attend the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Chicago, USA

Colman Coyle to attend the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Chicago, USA

Howard Colman & Oksana Howard will be representing Colman Coyle at the IR Global ‘On the Road’ conference in Chicago, USA from 10th read more

Oksana Howard attends Business Breakfast in honour of the UK Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan

Oksana Howard attends Business Breakfast in honour of the UK Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan

Oksana Howard attends Business Breakfast in honour of the UK Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan read more

Colman Coyle at the House of Commons

Colman Coyle at the House of Commons

Following their campaigning work last year, Guardians of the Arches was instrumental in the National Audit Office (NAO) study into ... read more

Importance of a Charity’s Surveyors Report

Importance of a Charity’s Surveyors Report

A recent case where a charity was looking to have a contract to sell a property set aside serves as a useful reminder to trustees of ... read more

Leasehold buyers may be able to claim compensation following the result of the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation

Leasehold buyers may be able to claim compensation following the result of the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation

UK’s competition authority will investigate whether some leasehold buyers have been charged exorbitant fees upon the purchase of their ... read more

A new prescribed form for terminating an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

A new prescribed form for terminating an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

A New Prescribed form for terminating an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (HA 1988) is to come ... read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes and Oksana Howard attend Pushkin House event

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes and Oksana Howard attend Pushkin House event

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes and Oksana Howard of Colman Coyle International Department attended a piano concert of an acclaimed Spanish ... read more

Trade Delegation Visit from Valencia

Trade Delegation Visit from Valencia

Oksana Howard and Ignacio Morillas-Paredes of Colman Coyle Corporate Department made a presentation on company, employment and IP law ... read more

Are you looking for a litigation solicitor role? We are recruiting!

Are you looking for a litigation solicitor role? We are recruiting!

We are looking for an experienced litigation solicitor to join our well respected and busy legal team here at Colman Coyle. read more

Harry and Ignacio attend the opening of Mesón Callejón on Upper Street

Harry and Ignacio attend the opening of Mesón Callejón on Upper Street

Harry Dronfield and Ignacio Morillas-Paredes attended the opening night of Mesón Callejón read more

Rewarding and incentivising staff – the Richer Sounds way

Rewarding and incentivising staff – the Richer Sounds way

I enjoyed reading about Julian Richer, owner of Richer Sounds, placing 60 per cent of his shares in Richer Sounds in an employee ... read more

Home Buying Reservation Agreements to be tested this year

Home Buying Reservation Agreements to be tested this year

The Government has stated that it wishes to trial reservation agreements this year and it is developing a standard reservation ... read more

Expert witnesses: Take care when providing a report to the court or you could end up in prison

Expert witnesses: Take care when providing a report to the court or you could end up in prison

The Court of Appeal has recently considered the question of the appropriate sanction for an expert witness who signs a statement of ... read more

Government plans to scrap Section 21 evictions on residential tenancies

Government plans to scrap Section 21 evictions on residential tenancies

Under the proposals, which are not yet law, assured shorthold tenancies would effectively become open ended. The proposals also seem to read more

Colman Coyle and the IR Disputes Group

Colman Coyle and the IR Disputes Group

Howard Colman is the exclusive dispute resolution and arbitration member for England of IR Global one of the world’s leading ... read more

Dispute Resolution After Brexit

Dispute Resolution After Brexit

The dispute resolution mechanism in the UK will change after Brexit. There are different potential outcomes, which depend on whether ... read more

It’s that time of year…

It’s that time of year…

As you are aware, every year there are new Employment Tribunal compensation rates which apply from the 6th of April each year (The ... read more

National Minimum Wage increases

National Minimum Wage increases

The annual changes to National Minimum Wages are due to come into force today, 1st April 2019. Please see below the following ... read more

Successful conference for Michael Large at RICS Newmarket

Successful conference for Michael Large at RICS Newmarket

A great day at RICS Newmarket CPD conference held at Newmarket race course on Thursday 28 March 2019 in glorious sunshine. A strong ... read more

Mental Capacity and Social Media

Mental Capacity and Social Media

A recent judgement of the Court of Protection has set out the legal test for capacity for the use of the internet and social media. In ... read more

Challenging a will

Challenging a will

A recent survey by a major insurance company has found that up to a quarter of the people surveyed would mount a legal challenge ... read more

Michael Large guest speaker at RICS Newmarket on Commercial Property Rent Reviews

Michael Large guest speaker at RICS Newmarket on Commercial Property Rent Reviews

Michael Large, a Senior Associate at Colman Coyle will be among the guest speakers at RICS CPD Day Newmarket on Thursday 28 March 2019 ... read more

Tenants are entitled to acquire leases of basement, airspace and subsoil as part of a collective enfranchisement claim

Tenants are entitled to acquire leases of basement, airspace and subsoil as part of a collective enfranchisement claim

Tenants are entitled to acquire leases of basement, airspace and subsoil as part of a collective enfranchisement claim read more

Stamp Duty Land Tax Surcharge Consultation Begins

Stamp Duty Land Tax Surcharge Consultation Begins

In the October 2018 Budget, the government announced it would consult on the introduction of an SDLT surcharge on non-UK residents ... read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes interviewed by Público magazine over UK departure from the EU

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes interviewed by Público magazine over UK departure from the EU

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes, a Partner at Colman Coyle has been interviewed by Público magazine and discussed the UK’s departure from the ... read more

Val Del Rosario from the Philippines visits our London office

Val Del Rosario from the Philippines visits our London office

Colman Coyle were pleased to welcome Val Del Rosario from the Philippines to our London office on Wednesday 27th February 2019. read more

Michael Large attends National Audit Office representing Guardians of the Arches

Michael Large attends National Audit Office representing Guardians of the Arches

Colman Coyle has been acting for and working with Guardians of the Arches, a national collective of commercial tenants based in railway read more

Early Termination of Commercial Leases; from a Tenant’s point of view

Early Termination of Commercial Leases; from a Tenant’s point of view

A commercial lease is a legal contract and are generally granted for a fixed period of years known as a term. The tenant would usually ... read more

Community Infrastructure Levy and the importance of serving the Commencement Notice

Community Infrastructure Levy and the importance of serving the Commencement Notice

Regulation 67(1) of the CIL Regulations explains that a Commencement Notice must be submitted to the Collecting Authority no later than read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes attends Brexit conference in Malaga

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes attends Brexit conference in Malaga

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes, a Partner at Colman Coyle, attended a conference in Malaga on Thursday 7th February to discuss and analyse ... read more

Beware…Long Residential Leases can be classified as ASTs

Beware…Long Residential Leases can be classified as ASTs

Whilst Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) are usually thought of as short term agreements, the legislation governing ASTs does not ... read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes interviewed by La Cadena Cope radio in Spain over the meaningful Brexit vote

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes interviewed by La Cadena Cope radio in Spain over the meaningful Brexit vote

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes, a Partner at Colman Coyle has been interviewed by La Cadena Cope radio in Spain over the meaningful Brexit ... read more

Colman Coyle to attend 2019 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Rome

Colman Coyle to attend 2019 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Rome

Colman Coyle is pleased that it will be represented by Howard Colman & Oksana Howard at the 2019 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ conference in ... read more

Is your property deemed fit for human habitation?

Is your property deemed fit for human habitation?

The (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill has received Royal Assent and the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (HFHHA 2018) is read more

Nathalie White joins our Dispute Resolution department

Nathalie White joins our Dispute Resolution department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Nathalie White to our Dispute Resolution department. Nathalie qualified as a ... read more

Colman Coyle advises trustees on the Vanguard Restoration Foundation Project

Colman Coyle advises trustees on the Vanguard Restoration Foundation Project

Colman Coyle has always been proud of the work it does with charities and other voluntary organisations and has recently advised the ... read more

Kazakh Embassy reception attended by Oksana Howard

Kazakh Embassy reception attended by Oksana Howard

Oksana Howard attended the National Day of Kazakhstan reception hosted by the Embassy of Kazakhstan at the Banqueting House, Whitehall ... read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes gives an update to Brexit negotiations

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes gives an update to Brexit negotiations

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes, a Partner at Colman Coyle has recently been interviewed by the Spanish newspaper Expansion on Saturday 8th of read more

Government backs property logbooks to speed up conveyancing

Government backs property logbooks to speed up conveyancing

Matt Prior of the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government confirmed on 6th November that the Government is likely to ... read more

Oksana Howard instructed on a major housing Joint Venture project in Africa

Oksana Howard instructed on a major housing Joint Venture project in Africa

Oksana Howard of Colman Coyle Solicitors has been instructed to act as a lead counsel advising UK based parties under the English law ... read more

Are you looking for a legal secretary role? We are recruiting!

Are you looking for a legal secretary role? We are recruiting!

Colman Coyle is an established and highly regarded solicitors practice based close to the City of London in a thriving and cosmopolitan read more

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard appear on video at IR Global conference over successful corporate acquisition for UK client

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard appear on video at IR Global conference over successful corporate acquisition for UK client

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard have appeared on video at the IR Global London conference in relation to the successful M&A transaction read more

Recent Development on Japanese Knotweed

Recent Development on Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed has been described by The Environment Agency as “indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive ... read more

Raluca Sterian attends Chillin’ Competition Conference in Brussels, Belgium

Raluca Sterian attends Chillin’ Competition Conference in Brussels, Belgium

Raluca Sterian from Colman Coyle recently attended a prestigious conference on Competition Law in Brussels on Wednesday 20th November 2018. read more

Exciting development for Colman Coyle’s International Department

Exciting development for Colman Coyle’s International Department

As part of the continuing growth in the International Department at Colman Coyle we are pleased to announce that we have entered into ... read more

Proposed Probate Fee Increase

Proposed Probate Fee Increase

Following in the wake of the recent budget, the Government has put forward proposals to significantly increase the cost of obtaining a ... read more

Landlords take note – the right to forfeit is lost when CRAR is used

Landlords take note – the right to forfeit is lost when CRAR is used

Whilst the ancient landlord remedy of levying distress on a tenants goods in order to release funds to discharge rent arrears was ... read more

Philip Otvos attends talk hosted by CRELA

Philip Otvos attends talk hosted by CRELA

Property Partner, Philip Otvos, attended an informative talk last night hosted in the City by CRELA (The Commercial Real Estate Legal ... read more

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard attend IR Global Annual Conference in London

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard attend IR Global Annual Conference in London

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard of Colman Coyle attended IR Global Annual Conference in London.  Through its IR Global membership ... read more

Lenders take on the new EPC requirements

Lenders take on the new EPC requirements

As from the 1st April 2018 there is a requirement for any properties rented out in the private rented sector to normally have a minimum read more

Employers giving away free money… surely not?

Employers giving away free money… surely not?

Over the last couple of months I have been astounded that employers who are served with employment claims are not filing their defences read more

Raluca Sterian joins our Litigation Department

Raluca Sterian joins our Litigation Department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Raluca Sterian to our Litigation department. Raluca is a Romanian national and ... read more

Failure to serve costs budget on time means party unable to recover budgeted costs in excess of £800,000

Failure to serve costs budget on time means party unable to recover budgeted costs in excess of £800,000

As practitioners will know, one of the most significant changes to civil procedure brought about by the reforms recommended by Lord ... read more

Colman Coyle takes part in charity 5-a-side football tournament

Colman Coyle takes part in charity 5-a-side football tournament

On Friday, 19th October, Colman Coyle took part in a charity 5-a-side football tournament in Shoreditch hosted by its client, Kingpin ... read more

IR Global annual conference – London 2018

IR Global annual conference – London 2018

Howard Colman and Oksana Howard recently attended the annual conference of IR Global (the leading international network for legal, ... read more

The Only Way is Up

The Only Way is Up

According to research carried out by Knight Frank last year, 41,000 new dwellings could be built in Central London using rooftop ... read more

Colman Coyle offers employment protection insurance

Colman Coyle offers employment protection insurance

As an Employer, it can be frustrating to be served with an unmeritorious claim. Especially if the business has done everything to ... read more

Colman Coyle at the RICS

Colman Coyle at the RICS

On Thursday 11 October 2018 he will be giving a CPD talk in Chelmsford at Chelmsford Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1JE for ... read more

Spotlight on the international work of Colman Coyle

Spotlight on the international work of Colman Coyle

Colman Coyle has developed a strong reputation for its international legal work which continues to grow. As part of its international ... read more

Colman Coyle to attend the annual IR Global conference in London, England

Colman Coyle to attend the annual IR Global conference in London, England

Colman Coyle is pleased to be attending the annual IR Global conference which this year is being held in London, England from 13th - ... read more

Proposed reforms to enfranchisement: better deals for leaseholders?

Proposed reforms to enfranchisement: better deals for leaseholders?

As a lead member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) Colman Coyle has been invited to attend a ... read more

Underneath the Arches

Underneath the Arches

Network Rail Infrastructure Limited is one of the largest landlords in the county. It recently announced that it has finalised terms ... read more

Gift Applications to The Court of Protection

Gift Applications to The Court of Protection

A recent Court of Protection case has highlighted some important points to note when it comes to deciding whether gifts, even of a ... read more

Interesting cases on residential evictions

Interesting cases on residential evictions

There have been several interesting cases on residential evictions in the last year, here is a brief round up of four of them. read more

Refusal of consent by landlords

Refusal of consent by landlords

Landlords consent is often required where a tenant is assigning a lease (selling a property). In West India Quay, the tenant was ... read more

Injunctions and trespass: Urban explorers and stunt bikers

Injunctions and trespass: Urban explorers and stunt bikers

Sometimes, a possession order is not much use for getting rid of trespassers. Injunctions are more use than possession orders in a ... read more

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Exemptions and Relief on Multiple Dwellings

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Exemptions and Relief on Multiple Dwellings

Some types of transactions may be exempt from SDLT or reliefs can be applicable to reduce the amount payable. One of the exemptions ... read more

Liability for Japanese knotweed

Liability for Japanese knotweed

Judgment was handed down by the Court of Appeal in this case on 3 July 2018. Japanese knotweed is a pernicious weed and natural hazard. read more

Subletting of flats held on long leases

Subletting of flats held on long leases

Colman Coyle act for the landlord of a block of flats in this case which is currently before the Court of Appeal. The lease of one of ... read more

Tenants’ Rights of First Refusal

Tenants’ Rights of First Refusal

Where a landlord sells or disposes of a freehold interest, leasehold tenants may qualify for the right of ‘first refusal’ to buy the ... read more

What a relief! Relief from forfeiture of a licence

What a relief! Relief from forfeiture of a licence

Michael Large looks at a Court of Appeal decision of 25th May 2018 likely to be relevant to anyone who holds or grants a licence over ... read more

Colman Coyle successfully advises New Zealand law firm on cross border acquisition

Colman Coyle successfully advises New Zealand law firm on cross border acquisition

Colman Coyle’s corporate team have recently acted in the successful acquisition of an English food and drinks manufacturer by a New ... read more

Colman Coyle & the Islington Society – supporting the local community

Colman Coyle & the Islington Society – supporting the local community

Whilst Colman Coyle is well known for its international outlook and expertise, the firm is also proud of its local connections and for ... read more

LexisNexis – training other law firms in the law

LexisNexis – training other law firms in the law

LexisNexis is one of the leading suppliers of training to lawyers and we are pleased to announce that Michael Large recently presented ... read more

Success for the Crown Estate Commissioners

Success for the Crown Estate Commissioners

The judgment recently handed down by the Court of Appeal in Whitehall Court London Limited v The Crown Estate Commissioners will be of ... read more

Colman Coyle working with IR Global colleagues ensure successful corporate acquisition for UK client

Colman Coyle working with IR Global colleagues ensure successful corporate acquisition for UK client

A UK based corporate client of Colman Coyle - an elite international digital advertising agency - has recently completed the ... read more

Break clauses in commercial leases – a further warning

Break clauses in commercial leases – a further warning

The case of Goldman Sachs International v Procession House Trustee 1 Limited and Procession House Trustee 2 Limited [2018] EWHC 1523 ... read more

Varying a contract, even by agreement, may not be as straightforward as you think!

Varying a contract, even by agreement, may not be as straightforward as you think!

In many written contracts, especially those drafted by lawyers, it is common to have a contractual provision precluding any amendment ... read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes attends two conferences in Cetursa, Sierra Nevada and Chamber of Commerce in Granada

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes attends two conferences in Cetursa, Sierra Nevada and Chamber of Commerce in Granada

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes, from Colman Coyle, recently attended two international conferences in Spain. These conferences took place on ... read more

Lasting powers of attorney – points to bear in mind

Lasting powers of attorney – points to bear in mind

We have written previously of the advantages in having a lasting power of attorney in place and not to rely on having the Court appoint read more

Colman Coyle is now a member of the Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Colman Coyle is now a member of the Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce that we have recently became a member of the Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ... read more

Colman Coyle attends Damon Hill Karting challenge to help raise funds for the Halow charity

Colman Coyle attends Damon Hill Karting challenge to help raise funds for the Halow charity

Philip Otvos, Michael Large and Patrick Green participated in the annual Damon Hill Karting challenge on Wednesday 20th June 2018 at ... read more

Louis Copland becomes our Business Development Coordinator

Louis Copland becomes our Business Development Coordinator

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce that Louis Copland has recently been promoted to Business Development Coordinator. Louis joined ... read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes appears on national TV over Spanish Government

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes appears on national TV over Spanish Government

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes from Colman Coyle is recognised in Spain and England for his work as a lawyer, particularly for clients ... read more

Colman Coyle attends Business Forum 2018

Colman Coyle attends Business Forum 2018

Oksana Howard & Harry Dronfield from Colman Coyle were pleased to recently attend the Business Forum 2018. This is an annual ... read more

Colman Coyle attends excellent charity event in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital

Colman Coyle attends excellent charity event in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital

Colman Coyle were delighted to support and attend an excellent charity event on Thursday 7th June 2018 hosted by our clients, Kingpin, ... read more

Michael Large joins our Dispute Resolution department

Michael Large joins our Dispute Resolution department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Michael Large to our Dispute Resolution department. Michael has a wide range of ... read more

How long is long enough?

How long is long enough?

It is trite law that if a landlord of residential property wants to recover the cost of employing a managing agent, for example, they ... read more

Oksana Howard attends Inward Visit of Singapore Accountants event

Oksana Howard attends Inward Visit of Singapore Accountants event

Oksana Howard attended an Inward Visit of Singapore Accountants event last week organised by the Department for International Trade. ... read more

Colman Coyle at Hotel Café Royal

Colman Coyle at Hotel Café Royal

Colman Coyle would like to thank all our guests who attended our drinks and canapés reception at the Hotel Café Royal on Wednesday ... read more

Colman Coyle is now a member of ALEP

Colman Coyle is now a member of ALEP

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce that it has recently been accepted as a member of ALEP. Formed in 2007 and now with 225 member ... read more

Colman Coyle has significant experience in the hotel industry

Colman Coyle has significant experience in the hotel industry

Colman Coyle has significant experience in acting for hotels and advising in relation to their various legal needs, including: ... read more

Oksana Howard and Dilek Kamalak to attend British-Kazakh Society reception at St James’s Palace

Oksana Howard and Dilek Kamalak to attend British-Kazakh Society reception at St James’s Palace

Oksana Howard and Dilek Kamalak will be attending a high profile British-Kazakh Society reception held tomorrow at St James’s Palace, ... read more

Nazli Kartal joins our Real Estate department

Nazli Kartal joins our Real Estate department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Nazli Kartal to our Real Estate department. Nazli specialises in all aspects of ... read more

Patrick Green joins our Private Client department

Patrick Green joins our Private Client department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Patrick Green to our Private Client department. Patrick has considerable ... read more

Government response to improving the home buying and selling process following call for evidence

Government response to improving the home buying and selling process following call for evidence

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has now published a summary of responses to the call for evidence and set out read more

Colman Coyle to attend 2018 ‘On The Road’ IR Global Conference in Toronto

Colman Coyle to attend 2018 ‘On The Road’ IR Global Conference in Toronto

Colman Coyle is pleased to be taking part in the IR Global conference which this year is being held in Toronto, Canada from 16th - 18th read more

Key considerations to incorporating terms of use in a website

Key considerations to incorporating terms of use in a website

Understandably businesses are currently focused on GDPR compliance.  But, in my experience, some businesses with an online presence are read more

Notice pay and tax in settlement agreements

Notice pay and tax in settlement agreements

Attention to all Employers, please do not forget that taxation rules will be changing from 6th April 2018 in respect of payment in lieu read more

Important points to consider before purchasing a residential property in the UK

Important points to consider before purchasing a residential property in the UK

Usually, a property will be purchased with the aid of a mortgage and it is therefore important to obtain a prequalified and preapproved read more

Will smart contracts ever replace legal contracts?

Will smart contracts ever replace legal contracts?

Blockchain, also known as distributed ledger technology (DLT), is everywhere right now. The technology and its various applications are read more

Private block residents told to pay £500,000 to replace Grenfell style cladding

Private block residents told to pay £500,000 to replace Grenfell style cladding

Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower last year, at least 130 private apartment complexes have failed cladding tests. The ... read more

GDPR – you may need advice, but possibly not from us!

GDPR – you may need advice, but possibly not from us!

In a departure from the usual script, this blog is about a service that we don’t offer: general legal advice regarding the incoming ... read more

Oksana Howard attends the National Day of the State of Kuwait

Oksana Howard attends the National Day of the State of Kuwait

Oksana Howard - Senior Corporate Associate of Colman Coyle attended the National Day of the State of Kuwait together with the ... read more

Employment Tribunal awards are increased

Employment Tribunal awards are increased

It is that usual time of year where the Tribunal awards are increased. This will come into effect from 6th April 2018. As you are ... read more

Model cooperation leads to success

Model cooperation leads to success

Cooperation between IR Global Members Howard Colman and Colman Coyle and Dr Jana Schott and Urs Breitsprecher of MKRG in Dusseldorf has read more

Can you make a Will by text message?

In a recent Australian case, the Queensland Supreme Court ruled that an unsent draft text message constituted a valid Will. Briefly, ... read more

Boundary Disputes: A new resolution process on the horizon

Boundary Disputes: A new resolution process on the horizon

The Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill is currently making its way through the legislature.  In an effort to reduce the ... read more

Top 5 points to consider when negotiating a Lease (acting for a Tenant)

Top 5 points to consider when negotiating a Lease (acting for a Tenant)

The commercial terms for a new lease are a matter of negotiation between the Landlord and the Tenant. Whilst commercial factors will to read more

Land Registry announces further progress towards digitisation

Land Registry announces further progress towards digitisation

In 2017 the Land Registry launched a consultation on digital conveyancing and last week it was announced that from 6th April 2018, ... read more

Speedy action helps mitigate loss caused by internet fraud

Speedy action helps mitigate loss caused by internet fraud

Howard Colman John Wolfs Fellow IR Global Member, John Wolfs of Wolfs Advocaten, a highly regarded law firm based in the Netherlands, ... read more

Colman Coyle to attend 2018 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Lisbon

Colman Coyle to attend 2018 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Lisbon

Colman Coyle is pleased that it will be represented by Howard Colman & Oksana Howard at the 2018 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ conference ... read more

Beneficial Ownership Register for Property Owning Offshore Companies

Beneficial Ownership Register for Property Owning Offshore Companies

The Government has just announced that it intends to publish draft legislation which when passed, will require all overseas companies ... read more

Hakki Celebi joins our Property Department

Hakki Celebi joins our Property Department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Hakki Celebi to our Property department. Hakki is a Turkish national and will join read more

Safia Daud joins our Property Department

Safia Daud joins our Property Department

Colman Coyle is excited to announce the arrival of Safia Daud to our Property Team. Safia is a recent LPC graduate who has joined the ... read more

Ignacio Morillas gives an update to Brexit negotiations

Ignacio Morillas gives an update to Brexit negotiations

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the people of Britain cast their vote on arguably the most important decision for a generation. read more

Hospital keeps alive patient against her will

In a recent ruling, the family of an 81-year-old woman has received a £45,000 pay-out after she was kept alive against her will. In ... read more

Oksana Howard attending private Kazakh investors’ event in Almaty, Kazakhstan 

Oksana Howard attending private Kazakh investors’ event in Almaty, Kazakhstan 

Oksana Howard will be attending tomorrow an exclusive private Kazakh investors’ event held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Following the event, ... read more

A New Electronic Communications Code

A New Electronic Communications Code

The Digital Economy Act 2017 received royal assent in April 2017 which includes a new Electronic Communications Code “New Code”. The ... read more

Autumn Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond abolishes Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

Autumn Budget 2017: Chancellor Philip Hammond abolishes Stamp Duty for First Time Buyers

Stamp duty will be abolished from 22 November 2017 for first time buyers buying a home valued up to £300,000 and on the first £300,000 ... read more

Oksana Howard from Colman Coyle is attending private investors conference in Moscow

Oksana Howard from Colman Coyle is attending private investors conference in Moscow

Oksana Howard - Senior Corporate Associate and the Head of Russia, Ukraine & CIS desk at Colman Coyle Solicitors is attending an ... read more

Sexual harassment is not acceptable (Part 2)

Sexual harassment is not acceptable (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I posted an article regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.  You can view the previous article here. Since then, read more

Service Charges – Tenants Beware!

Service Charges – Tenants Beware!

Colman Coyle were recently instructed to defend an application brought by two tenants for a determination of their liability to pay and read more

Top Five Tips for Sellers

Top Five Tips for Sellers

The Community Secretary, Sajid Javid, wants to make the conveyancing process “cheaper, faster and less stressful”. He has announced a ... read more

The PSC regime part 1 – five steps to ensure compliance

The PSC regime part 1 – five steps to ensure compliance

We frequently receive enquiries from new and existing clients about their obligations around the PSC, or Persons having Significant ... read more

Sexual harassment is not acceptable

Sexual harassment is not acceptable

Sexual harassment in any form is not acceptable in the 21st century and definitely not in 2017 full stop. Companies must be alert to ... read more

Insurance – Landlords Take Note!

Insurance – Landlords Take Note!

In the recent decision of COS Services Limited -v- Nicholson UK UT 0382 the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) dismissed a landlord’s ... read more

Colman Coyle is now a member of the Charity Law Association

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce we are now members of the Charity Law Association. Founded in 1992, Charity Law Association ... read more

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes from Colman Coyle attends Arbitration ICC Conference in Havana, Cuba

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes from Colman Coyle attends Arbitration ICC Conference in Havana, Cuba

Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle was delighted to attend the International Arbitration conference in Havana, Cuba on Thursday 24th ... read more

96% of clients would be happy to use Colman Coyle again

96% of clients would be happy to use Colman Coyle again

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce extremely positive annual client satisfaction survey results which show 96.9% of clients with the read more

Creditors Beware! Debt Collection may become more difficult after 1st October 2017

Creditors Beware! Debt Collection may become more difficult after 1st October 2017

On 1st October 2017 a new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims comes into force and appears to have potentially serious implications for read more

New Injury to Feeling “Bands”

New Injury to Feeling “Bands”

As you are aware, if an employee is successful in a discrimination claim, not only will they receive damages for loss of earnings, but ... read more

Court defeat for couple hoping to keep a dog in their flat

Court defeat for couple hoping to keep a dog in their flat

A couple have lost their legal battle to keep their dog in their flat on a gated estate that has a no pets policy. The property is held read more

Livery stable business qualifies for Business Property Relief for Inheritance Tax purposes

In the recent case between the Personal Representative of the Estate of M W Vigne Deceased v HMRC 2017, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) ... read more

Enforcement – “Sufficient Notice”?

Enforcement – “Sufficient Notice”?

For residential property the safest way to proceed in dealing with possession is to seek an Order for possession from the Court. If a ... read more

Selling goods online? Here are five keys points to include in online terms and conditions

Selling goods online? Here are five keys points to include in online terms and conditions

Consumers are increasingly using the internet to purchase goods and obtain services as well as purchasing digital content, for example ... read more

Why use English law in Russian M&A transactions?

Why use English law in Russian M&A transactions?

English law is often used in international mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transactions in a wide variety of jurisdictions, ... read more

International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Conference

International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Conference

Ignacio Morillas-Paredes of Colman Coyle Solicitors is attending the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration Conference in ... read more

Russian businessman living in Russia held to be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts

Russian businessman living in Russia held to be subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts

At the end of July 2017 the Commercial Court in London handed down Judgment in a dispute as to whether or not it had jurisdiction to ... read more

Colman Coyle to attend the annual IR Global conference in Berlin

Colman Coyle to attend the annual IR Global conference in Berlin

Colman Coyle is pleased to be attending the annual IR Global conference in Berlin, Germany from 10th - 12th September 2017. Howard ... read more

Employment Tribunal Fee Update

Employment Tribunal Fee Update

Unfortunately, we are no closer to finding out how a Claimant is able to be refunded their Tribunal fees. I understand that some legal ... read more

Comment on Equality

Comment on Equality

What does equality mean to you? The fallout from the BBC publishing the salaries of their earners continues. There is anger, surprise, ... read more

What happens if an individual loses mental capacity and does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place?

If someone loses mental capacity and does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney, an application will need to be made to the Court of ... read more

Leasehold Reform – Update

Leasehold Reform – Update

Following on from my last blog on potential leasehold reform, the Government is moving faster than anticipated to reform the system. ... read more

Breaking News – Employment Fees Unlawful

Breaking News – Employment Fees Unlawful

So Unison have finally been successful in the Supreme Court, Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful. The Court stated that the ... read more

Pitfalls in Cross-Border Commercial Agreements – Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution

Pitfalls in Cross-Border Commercial Agreements – Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Dispute Resolution

When entering into a commercial contract which involves a party in another country, it is easy to overlook the importance of the ... read more

21st Century Leasehold Process – Any Reform Likely?

21st Century Leasehold Process – Any Reform Likely?

A group of conveyancing bodies has submitted a list of initiatives to the Housing Minister for what they describe as a “21st century ... read more

Ignacio Morillas is re-elected to the Executive Committee

Ignacio Morillas is re-elected to the Executive Committee

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce that following the 130th Annual General Meeting and Elections, Ignacio Morillas-Paredes has ... read more

Colman Coyle Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

Colman Coyle Awarded IR Global Gold Member Status

We are delighted to have been awarded the honour of Gold Member status by IR Global. This is a prestigious new honour bestowed by IR ... read more

Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle Predicts Coalition Government

Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle Predicts Coalition Government

Following the snap UK general election on 8th June 2017 which has just taken place, Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle Solicitors ... read more

Welcome to our new Turkish Desk!

Welcome to our new Turkish Desk!

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce that our International Department is expanding with the launch of our new Turkish Desk! This desk read more

Successful Company Acquisition through teamwork of IR Global Members

Successful Company Acquisition through teamwork of IR Global Members

Colman Coyle are delighted to have recently completed the acquisition on behalf of a client, of the entire shareholding in a UK based ... read more

Is a “Parking Permit Free” Obligation a valid Section 106 Planning Obligation

Is a “Parking Permit Free” Obligation a valid Section 106 Planning Obligation

For people who live in a controlled parking zone, they need a parking permit to be issued to them by the local authority so that they ... read more

Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

Contentious Probate Update – Spring/Summer 2017

This was a case decided by Mrs Justice Rose relating to a will trust made by Mr Henry Hand in 1946. Background Henry Hand’s will left ... read more

Dilek Kamalak joins our Property Department

Dilek Kamalak joins our Property Department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Dilek Kamalak to our Property Department. Dilek is fluent in Turkish and will be ... read more

Five keys aspects of Shareholders’ Agreements

Five keys aspects of Shareholders’ Agreements

There are certain considerations all shareholders should think about when entering into Shareholders’ Agreements. Below I set out five ... read more

Successful trip for Colman Coyle Solicitors in Singapore

Successful trip for Colman Coyle Solicitors in Singapore

I am now back in London from a very interesting and productive trip to Singapore. I am grateful to the British High Commission who ... read more

Do Not Fall Foul of a Disability Discrimination During Recruitment

Do Not Fall Foul of a Disability Discrimination During Recruitment

As an employer, do not forget that the organisation could be subject to a discrimination claim even during the recruitment process. If ... read more

When is notice in an Employment Contract deemed to be given?

When is notice in an Employment Contract deemed to be given?

As an employer do you know if you give notice of termination when is that deemed to have effect? In a recent case namely, Newcastle ... read more

Nationwide Building Society Announces New Ground Rent and Lease Length Policy

Nationwide Building Society Announces New Ground Rent and Lease Length Policy

The Nationwide Building Society has recently announced that from 11th May 2017 it will no longer lend on new build properties being ... read more

Philip Otvos and Harry Dronfield join Colman Coyle

Philip Otvos and Harry Dronfield join Colman Coyle

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Philip Otvos and Harry Dronfield. Philip Otvos is an experienced Commercial ... read more

Are you liable for incorrect information under a Regulation 11 letter pursuant to TUPE?

Are you liable for incorrect information under a Regulation 11 letter pursuant to TUPE?

If you are a transferor namely a business entity that is selling your business or transferring a contract to another service provider, ... read more

How will Brexit impact our economy? Ignacio Morillas discussing his views on video

How will Brexit impact our economy? Ignacio Morillas discussing his views on video

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the people of Britain cast their vote on arguably the most important decision for a generation. read more

Efficiency of Arbitration in Dispute Resolution

Efficiency of Arbitration in Dispute Resolution

Howard Colman our head of Dispute Resolution and the International Desk has recently been invited to participate in a ... read more

Probate fees: Planned increase scrapped ahead of election

Controversial plans to raise probate fees are to be scrapped ahead of the snap general election announced this week by the Prime ... read more

Property fraud in the news again

Property fraud in the news again

City Firm Mishcon de Reya has been found liable for a breach of trust and has been ordered to pay more than £1,000,000 in compensation. read more

Insolvent Companies – Re-Use of the Company Name

Insolvent Companies – Re-Use of the Company Name

It is an unfortunate fact of life that a large number of companies end up in insolvent liquidation.  Often that is just a circumstance ... read more

A Practical Guide: An overview of Employment Law in England & Wales

A Practical Guide: An overview of Employment Law in England & Wales

Colman Coyle Solicitors has recently produced a new practical guide to help international clients understand the various aspects of ... read more

Compulsory Purchase Orders, EC1

Compulsory Purchase Orders, EC1

Colman Coyle has recently accepted instructions to act for various long leaseholders (both residential and commercial) concerning ... read more

Colman Coyle to visit Singapore in May 2017

Colman Coyle to visit Singapore in May 2017

Colman Coyle is pleased to be taking part in the 2017 IR Global conference in Singapore, Malaysia from 10th -12th May 2017. Howard ... read more

Why did Brexit really happen? Ignacio Morillas-Paredes discussing his views on video

Why did Brexit really happen? Ignacio Morillas-Paredes discussing his views on video

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the people of Britain cast their vote on arguably the most important decision for a generation. read more

Pre-Action Protocol on Debt Claims

Pre-Action Protocol on Debt Claims

The Ministry of Justice has now released the final version of the new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims that will come into force on ... read more

Department of International Trade Tour 2017 – Oviedo

Department of International Trade Tour 2017 – Oviedo

The British Embassy in Spain through the Department of International Trade did a tour of various cities in the north of Spain from ... read more

Annual Increases

Annual Increases

As of 6th April 2017, we have our usual annual compensation increase. As you are well aware, the current maximum’s week’s pay is capped read more

Mees Update – Non Domestic Premises

Mees Update – Non Domestic Premises

We summarised the key points of the up and coming Energy Efficiency (Private Rent Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (“Mees read more

Aggregation of claims under Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance

Aggregation of claims under Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance

The Supreme Court has today (22nd March 2017) handed down its much awaited Judgment in AIG Europe Limited V Woodman and Others UKSC 18. read more

Oksana Howard joins our Company Commercial department

Oksana Howard joins our Company Commercial department

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the arrival of Oksana Howard to the Company Commercial department and Head of Russia, Ukraine ... read more

Colman Coyle unveils redesigned website

Colman Coyle unveils redesigned website

Colman Coyle is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new redesigned website! The site has a refreshed and simplified look ... read more

Charity Begins at Home: A Cautionary Tale for Disinherited Children

Charity Begins at Home: A Cautionary Tale for Disinherited Children

Having recently grappled with the complex constitutional issues raised by the Government’s Brexit appeal, the Supreme Court Justices ... read more

9,000% increase in Probate Fees – More Inheritance Disputes?

9,000% increase in Probate Fees – More Inheritance Disputes?

From May of this year, the fee for rubber-stamping an inheritance is set to increase by over 9,000% in England and Wales for some estates. read more

Right-to-Manage Legislation : Defective Claim – Beware!

Right-to-Manage Legislation : Defective Claim – Beware!

In Elim Court RTM Company Limited v Avon Freeholds Limited [2017] EWCA Civ 89 the Court of Appeal considered the consequences of a ... read more

Ignacio Morillas guest speaker at Hospitality Innovation Planet Conference in Madrid

Ignacio Morillas guest speaker at Hospitality Innovation Planet Conference in Madrid

Ignacio Morillas from Colman Coyle was invited to attend the Hospitality Innovation Planet Conference in Madrid from February 19th-21st 2017. read more

Anglo-German cooperation between IR Global members results in successful outcome for the client

Anglo-German cooperation between IR Global members results in successful outcome for the client

Howard Colman of Colman Coyle Solicitors in London has been working closely with Urs Breitsprecher of MKRG Attorneys in Dusseldorf to ... read more

Major increase in Probate Fees has arrived!

Stemming from my previous blog about the possibility of probate fees increasing, the Ministry of Justice has this week announced that ... read more

A taste of Brexit – Ignacio Morillas-Paredes appears on video

A taste of Brexit – Ignacio Morillas-Paredes appears on video

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the people of Britain cast their vote on arguably the most important decision for a generation. read more

Apprenticeship Levy

Apprenticeship Levy

If you as an employer have a pay bill of £3 million each year, you are subject to an apprenticeship levy. read more

Do I need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

We often think a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is for the older individual who may be suffering from early signs of dementia or ... read more

E- Conveyancing – the future?

E- Conveyancing – the future?

The Land Registry has opened a consultation in relation to amending the Land Registration Rules to allow deeds to be signed ... read more

Housing White Paper: Fixing Our Broken Housing Market

Housing White Paper: Fixing Our Broken Housing Market

This month saw the release of the Government’s white paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’. The 104-page white paper outlines the ... read more

National Minimum Wage Increase

National Minimum Wage Increase

As you are aware, each year the National Minimum wage increases. read more

Good news for renters

Good news for renters

A new Government white paper will focus attention on more affordable and secure property rentals. read more

Colman Coyle to attend 2017 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Barcelona

Colman Coyle to attend 2017 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ Conference in Barcelona

Colman Coyle is pleased to be attending the 2017 IR Global ‘Dealmakers’ conference in Barcelona, Spain from 2nd-4th February 2017. read more

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Hong Kong to modernise it’s rules

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Hong Kong to modernise it’s rules

As we have reported previously, the use of third party funding in litigation and arbitration is significantly on the increase in ... read more

Probate fees set to soar

The Government has announced plans to replace the flat fee cost for a grant of representation to a tier system that could see millions ... read more

Vicarious Liability: assault at a Christmas party

Vicarious Liability: assault at a Christmas party

In the recent decision of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd (2016), the High Court held that a company was not vicariously liable ... read more

Failure to comply with the Estate Agents Act 1979 proves very costly for estate agents

Failure to comply with the Estate Agents Act 1979 proves very costly for estate agents

Most agents will be aware that the Estate Agents Act 1979 imposes an obligation upon an agent to ensure that, before any person enters ... read more

Costs blow for Third Party Funders

Costs blow for Third Party Funders

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered a Judgment which has serious potential consequences for third party funders. read more

Are Uber drivers self employed contractors or workers?

Are Uber drivers self employed contractors or workers?

In the Case of Aslam and Others v Uber BV and Others, the Tribunal handed out its decisions that the drivers engaged by Uber were ... read more

Possible changes to the HMO Legislation

Possible changes to the HMO Legislation

The Department for Communities and Local Government launched a consultation on Houses in Multiple Occupation (“HMO”) called Houses in ... read more

Holiday pay update

Holiday pay update

You may recall a few years ago my colleague did a blog on whether the holiday pay calculation should include commission. read more

Singapore Third Party Funding in Arbitration and changes to Arbitration Rules

Singapore Third Party Funding in Arbitration and changes to Arbitration Rules

The use of third party funding by parties involved in disputes continues to be a hot topic worldwide. read more

Update: National Minimum Wage

Update: National Minimum Wage

The annual changes to the minimum wages are due to come into force tomorrow, 1st October 2016. read more

Are You MEES Ready?

Are You MEES Ready?

We are now 18 months away from the next phase of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 ... read more

Higher Stamp Duty rates continue to cause confusion

Higher Stamp Duty rates continue to cause confusion

Following the Autumn Statement on 25th November 2015, the then Chancellor announced that higher rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) ... read more

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Proceedings in England

Third Party Funding in Arbitration Proceedings in England

Obtaining information about trends in Arbitration is not an easy task as, by their nature, Arbitration proceedings are subject to ... read more

Employees with child care commitments

Employees with child care commitments

A recent case has highlighted the issues employers face when accommodating employees with child care commitments. read more

Supreme Court to Rule on Important Points of Insurance Law of Particular Importance to Solicitors and Clients Claiming Against Them

Supreme Court to Rule on Important Points of Insurance Law of Particular Importance to Solicitors and Clients Claiming Against Them

The solicitors profession, and it’s insurers, are anxiously awaiting the Judgments of the Supreme Court in two separate cases relating ... read more

Intestacy Rules – Why it is still important to make a will

Intestacy rules determine where assets go upon death, when no will exists. read more

£30,000 Termination Payment Still Intact

£30,000 Termination Payment Still Intact

I am sure both employers and employees alike have been waiting with baited breath as to whether or not the first £30,000 which can be ... read more

Do reasonable adjustments extend to continuation of higher salary?

Do reasonable adjustments extend to continuation of higher salary?

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) recently discussed in the case of G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Ltd v Powell, if a disabled employee ... read more

Does a Use Clause Prevent Underletting and does such a Use Clause fall foul of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber))

Does a Use Clause Prevent Underletting and does such a Use Clause fall foul of the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber))

Neil Curbison of Colman Coyle had conduct of the successful appellant’s appeal in Roundlistic Limited v Jones & Another [2016] UKUT 325 read more

Litigants in Person – Special Treatment by the Courts?

Litigants in Person – Special Treatment by the Courts?

There are an increasing number of parties in civil proceedings that are deciding to represent themselves, as litigants in person. read more

THE INSURANCE ACT 2015 – an overview of the most significant changes to UK Insurance Contracts for over 100 years

THE INSURANCE ACT 2015 – an overview of the most significant changes to UK Insurance Contracts for over 100 years

The Insurance Act 2015 (“the Act”) comes into force on 12th August 2016. The delay of 18 months from when the Act was passed by ... read more

Property Cybercrime is on the increase

Property Cybercrime is on the increase

Property Cybercrime is on the increase but there are steps that can be taken to protect your property from being fraudulently sold or ... read more

It is time to pause – Brexit debate

It is time to pause – Brexit debate

My colleagues have posted articles on what Brexit may mean in the property arena or the employment arena, however I wish to make a non ... read more

BREXIT – The implications on the London property market

BREXIT – The implications on the London property market

Following the result of the EU referendum it is too soon to predict how the London property market will respond but evidence suggests ... read more

BREXIT – The Employment Law Implications

BREXIT – The Employment Law Implications

Since the decision of the referendum was announced this morning, there has been considerable speculation concerning the impact it will ... read more

Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010

After receiving Royal Assent on 25th March 2010 the Third Party (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 (“the Act”) finally comes into force read more

Can you claim an injury to feelings award under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”)?

Can you claim an injury to feelings award under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR”)?

No. This was the answer that the EAT provided in the case of Santos Gomes v Higher Level Care Limited. read more

Colman Coyle to attend IR Global Conference in San Francisco

Colman Coyle to attend IR Global Conference in San Francisco

Colman Coyle is proud to be attending the IR Global Conference which this year is being held in San Francisco, California on 18th– 20th read more

Major Differences When Litigating Under Common Law Or Civil Law

Major Differences When Litigating Under Common Law Or Civil Law

Many clients, and even lawyers, assume that litigation, particularly in Western or European jurisdictions, will be broadly similar. ... read more

Solicitors Negligence – Damages Where Error Subsequently Corrected A Common Sense Approach By The Court Of Appeal But Is It “Good Law”?

Solicitors Negligence – Damages Where Error Subsequently Corrected A Common Sense Approach By The Court Of Appeal But Is It “Good Law”?

The Court of Appeal has twice recently been asked to consider the correct basis for assessing damages in claims for professional ... read more

An act of discrimination?

An act of discrimination?

An interesting case has arisen relating to benefits during maternity leave. read more

Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

Some workers may consider ‘pulling a sickie’ as not a particularly serious occurrence. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) however, ... read more

Protection for Zero Hours Contract Workers – Comment

Protection for Zero Hours Contract Workers – Comment

As you are aware that over a period of time, there has been much debate in relation to the use of a zero hour’s contract. Discussion ... read more

Tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2016

Tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2016

The annual increase on certain Tribunal awards and other statutory payments is due to take effect from 6 April 2016. read more

Lease Renewals – Attempts to change further terms

Lease Renewals – Attempts to change further terms

Colman Coyle are instructed on behalf of a large group (78) of leaseholders on Applications to renew and extend the terms of their ... read more

Update on the Buy to Let Stamp Duty Changes

Update on the Buy to Let Stamp Duty Changes

In the autumn 2015 statement the Government announced its intention to consult on the introduction of higher rates of Stamp Duty Land ... read more

Spanish/International Department Update

Spanish/International Department Update

In the last few months, Colman Coyle’s International Department has been dealing with clients from different jurisdictions on a variety read more

AirBnBust – the risks of short term letting

AirBnBust – the risks of short term letting

With the prevalence and popularity of businesses such as AirBnB and Booking.com more and more homeowners and property investors are ... read more

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