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Jacksons Law Firm appointed as Darlington Building Society Legal Representation

16/06/2017

One of the region’s longest established Law Firms has been appointed as the legal representative of Darlington Building Society. Jacksons Law Firm, which celebrated its 140th anniversary last year, tendered for the work in December 2016 and was informed earlier this year of their successful bid.


Is there a need for more protection for children from the Local Authorities?

15/06/2017

This week, Gloucestershire County Council have come under fire as they were forced to apologise after an Ofsted report into its children’s services division found that “serious and widespread failures” were putting children at risk.


Excluding Clauses

14/06/2017

In Goodlife Foods Limited v Hall Fire Protection the High Court re-assessed clauses in terms and conditions seeking to exclude liability for negligence.
Under section 2(1) of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) a clause cannot exclude negligence for death or personal injury.


Victory for Developers?

14/06/2017

The Upper Tribunal has recently made a surprising decision finding in favour of developers building in breach of a restrictive covenant with full knowledge, Millgate Developments and another v Smith and another.


Same-sex marriage. Is this a possible obstacle for Conservatives to form a coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party?

14/06/2017

As we allow the result of the General Election to sink in, the Democratic Unionist Party has declared they will forge a coalition with the Conservatives.


Disability – Legal Update

12/06/2017

Disability has always struck me as the odd one out among the nine protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 – with two additional causes of action (discrimination arising from disability and failure to comply with the duty to make reasonable adjustments), disability discrimination


Jacksons’ scoops top legal award!

08/06/2017

Jacksons’ property team was shortlisted earlier this year after submitting its nomination and was selected following an interview by a judging panel consisting of business leaders from the region.


Break Clauses: what is meant by Vacant Possession?

07/06/2017

A break clause can be included in a fixed term lease and can be expressed as exercisable by either the Landlord or the Tenant, or both. The right to break may arise on an agreed fixed date, any time after a specified date or at any time throughout the lease term (known as a rolling break).


Jargon Buster – IR35 and Personal Service Companies

05/06/2017

The IR35 rules reflect successive governments’ attempts to address a perceived form of tax avoidance whereby individuals provide personal service to a client or end-user through an intermediary rather than as an employee.


Wife awarded £453 million in financial remedy proceedings

16/05/2017

A wife in recent divorce case AAZ v BBZ [2016] EWHC 3234 (Fam) has been awarded 41.5% of matrimonial assets which amounts to £453 million and it is thought to be one of the largest divorce awards in the UK.
The husband is 61 and the wife is 44.


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