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, recently emphasised that such a dishonest act can amount to gross misconduct; giving grounds for dismissal. In the case of Metroline...
Grounds for Dismissal: ‘Pulling a Sickie’

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 has centred around the fact that individuals who undertake these contracts have no protection. The Exclusivity Terms in Zero Hour’s...
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 leases under Section 42 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the 1993 Act”). The hearing is listed for a two...
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 Tax (SDLT) to apply to the purchase of additional residential properties. The intention was to introduce a new SDLT rate of 3% above...
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