Skip to main content

Archive for September, 2015

Important Changes to Section 21 Notices

Posted by on September 21st 2015 in Blog Posts, Litigation, Property

Residential Landlord and Tenant

The Deregulation Act 2015 (“DA”)  received its Royal Assent on 27th March and has changed the law regarding how landlords can use a section 21 notice.

The main changes come in on 1st October 2015.

One of the aims of the DA was to prevent landlords using Section 21 notices to evict tenants in retaliation for complaining about the condition of the property.

The new laws now state that from 1st October, if the landlord serves a section 21 notice on a tenant in response to complaining about the condition of the property, the tenant can report the matter...

Travel to First and Last Clients of the Day is Deemed Working Time

Posted by on September 15th 2015 in Blog Posts, Employment

Travel to First and Last Clients of the Day is Deemed Working Time

In Federacion de Servicios Privados del sindicato Comisiones Obreras v Tyco Integrated Security SL and another, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered whether time spent travelling by workers without a fixed office should be regarded as working time.

Background

Tyco (comprised of Tyco Integrated Security SL and Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Corporation Services SA), a company which installs and maintains security systems at customers’ premises in Spain, shut down its regional offices in 2011, assigning all of its employees to one central office in Madrid.

Due to the nature of the company’s work, employees are required to travel to various locations...

The National Three Peaks Challenge

Posted by on September 3rd 2015 in Blog Posts

The National Three Peaks Challenge

Following on from the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in July, Joel Derman, Craig Roberts and Charlie Siegle from Kitsons took on the National Three Peaks challenge on the 15th of August, with the aim of climbing Ben Nevis, Sca Fell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours. At 3am in complete darkness at Sca Fell Pike wearing head torches and with steep steps seemingly rising forever they had their doubts that they could complete the challenge. Joel and Charlie almost cracked. Craig just carried on untroubled, living up to his “terminator” nickname.

In the end they made it off Sca Fell...

Apprenticeships - Getting the Law Right

Posted by on September 3rd 2015 in Blog Posts, Employment

Apprenticeships - Getting the Law Right

We are all aware of the advantages that Apprenticeships provide to both the company and the apprentice. Our organisation has first hand experience of the benefits of employing an apprentice and it has proven to be an incredibly beneficial experience for all.

The law around apprentices is relatively straight forward, but it is essential that the organisation gets it correct from the outset or you may fall foul of the legislation if things do not work out with the apprentice. It could mean they have enhanced rights upon termination, so making it far more difficult to terminate the arrangement. If an apprentice...

Kitsons Launch Charity Will Scheme in aid of FORCE Cancer Charity

Posted by on September 1st 2015 in Kitsons News, Press Releases, Private Client

Above: Charlie Siegle, Partner and Head of the Kitsons Private Client Team in Exeter (Left) with Peter Payne, Trust/Grants Researcher at FORCE Cancer Charity (Right). 

Devon law firm Kitsons has teamed up with FORCE Cancer Charity to offer supporters the opportunity to make or update their Will, in return for a donation to the charity.

Through the scheme, for every new Will completed by the Private Client Team at Kitsons Solicitors in Exeter, the firm will donate a proportion of its fees for those Wills to FORCE.

The Will Scheme for FORCE will start on Tuesday...

Categories

Authors

Archive