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Annette Wood
    • Annette Wood

    • Partner - Head of Employment & Dispute Resolution
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Are Businesses Right to Fear Fees Ruling?

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Are Businesses Right to Fear Fees Ruling? The Supreme Court ruling, that employment fees introduced by the government in 2013 are unlawful, came as a surprise to many not least minsters who had to make an embarrassing...

Managing Employee Long-term Sickness

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Employee absence from work because of long-term illness can be very stressful for both the employer and the employee. The cost in terms of loss of productivity and turnover, especially for small and micro businesses, can be catastrophic. However, if managed...

Statement re the EU Referendum

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Statement re the EU Referendum from employment and dispute resolution specialist and Partner at Andrew & Co Solicitors Annette Wood. “I am not sure the result was what businesses expected or wanted but in terms of employment legislation I do not...

Stricter Controls on Employee Monitoring

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Recent news headlines have warned employees that social media chat and email conversations at work are open to being read by the boss, following a recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights. But experts say that the headline writers have missed the...

Faulty Goods or Fair Wear and Tear?

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As a consumer you are entitled to expect the new goods you purchase to be of a satisfactory quality, taking into account any description, the price of the goods and any other relevant factors. If the goods are faulty you can complain. What you cannot...

Redundancy and Unfair Dismissal Payments to be Increased

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What Cost to Your Business? With effect from 6 April 2014 employers who make staff redundant or who face a claim for unfair dismissal will see an increase in the limits that an Employment Tribunal could award a former employee. If you are making an...

New Property Chamber

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From the 1 July 2013 the Adjudicator to the HM Land Registry will be abolished, along with the Agricultural Land Tribunals and Rent Assessment Panels and will form part of a new 7th first-tier tribunal chamber – the Property Chamber. The work of the...

Superstrike Ltd v Rodrigues

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Court of Appeal decision 20 May 2013 In this case the Court of Appeal held that a statutory periodic tenancy is not a continuation of a fixed term tenancy and is a brand new tenancy. The implications are that deposits paid by tenants need to be...

Employment Law Changes 2013/2014

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The following changes, relevant to employers and employees, take effect in March 2013: Unpaid Parental leave The entitlement increased from 13 to 18 weeks on 8 March 2013; the Government has also...

Commercial Landlord and Tenant : Full Quarters Rent?

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A tenant’s opportunity to effectively operate a break clause can be thwarted by underpayment of rent. Commercial leases often include break clauses where the operative date does not fall on a quarter day. Increasingly tenants are looking to...

Planning Enforcement

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What is a planning breach that could lead to enforcement action? Examples: Carrying out development without planning permission: Changes of use of land Breach of...