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March 2014

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    New Regime For Collecting Commercial Rent Arrears

    The introduction of a new procedure to replace the ancient common law process of “distress for rent” – Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (“CRAR”) - is almost upon us. Part 3 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, languishing on the statute books for some time, will be brought into force on 6 April 2014. Distress for rent will be abolished and landlords wishing to recover rent arrears for commercial premises will have the option of using CRAR.

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  • 21

    Budget 2014 - Iht - The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    Amongst various other tax measures, in this year’s Budget the Chancellor also announced a small number of tax measures in relation to Inheritance Tax.

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  • 19

    Financial Penalties In The Employment Tribunal – Employers Beware

    Introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, this latest significant change to the Employment Tribunal system, which allows Employment Tribunals to impose financial penalties on losing employers in certain circumstances, will take effect from 6 April 2014.

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  • 17

    Post-termination Victimisation Is Unlawful Under The Equality Act 2010

    Under the Equality Act 2010 individuals are protected from victimisation and as a result an individual who undertakes a “protected act” is protected from being treated to a detriment by their employer as a result of that act.

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  • 12

    Hewitsons Grow As Town Scores High.

    Northampton has been recognised as the best performing UK town by global information services company, Experian in its 2013 annual research.

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  • 11

    Covert Recordings

    We are often asked whether an employee can record their disciplinary or grievance hearing.

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  • 06

    Refusal To Mediate

    In recent years there has been an increasing emphasis on the use of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") methods, particularly mediation, in regard to the settlement of disputes.

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