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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Law Commission Report On Groundless Threats

As you might be aware, yesterday, the English Law Commission published their long-awaited report on their proposals to reform the tricky area of groundless threats in the UK.  The full report can be found here.

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Pensions: What's On Your Agenda?

There are three key issues that should be on every pension scheme employer’s agenda for the final quarter of 2015.

Power to return surplus to employers

Many pension schemes have a power to return surplus to their sponsoring employer even where the scheme is not in wind-up, subject to the statutory requirements being met.

From 6 April 2016 this power will be lost, unless steps are taken to preserve it.  A relatively straightforward document is all that is required, but three months’ advance notice must be given before it can be put in place.

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The Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill: Nothing To Make Students Get Out Of Bed

Peter Chambers, Partner

Yesterday the Scottish Government published the much anticipated Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill and at the same time key figures in the private rental sector met in Edinburgh for a day long conference.  While the prospect of more regulation for this sector has been on the cards for some time, the publication of the Bill has given us a broad outline as to what to expect.  The Housing Minister, Margaret Burgess, is hopeful that the changes will give tenants “security and stability in their home and community” and that landlords will be reassured that “their tenants will treat thei

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