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

Costs blow for Third Party Funders

The Court of Appeal has recently delivered a Judgment which has serious potential consequences for third party funders. Excalibur Ventures LLC v Texas Keystone Inc and Ors [2016] EWCA CIV 1144 is a case involving a complex commercial dispute in which Excalibur (which...
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 workers and fell within the legal definition of section 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. Just a reminder, this section states...
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 multiple occupation and residential property licensing reforms. The consultation sets out proposals to increase the number of...
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