Member News

28/08/2012
Leading East of England law firm Birketts LLP are pleased to announce that Matthew Gowen has joined the firm as a consultant within the firm’s Corporate Criminal Defence team. Matthew is a practising barrister with 18 Red Lion Court, London, having been called to the Bar in 1992.  He will continue...
28/08/2012
Steeles Law Head of Real Estate Michael Fahy and Trainee Solicitor Laura Tanguay consider the High Court decision of E.ON UK plc v Gilesports Ltd [2012] EWHC 2172 (Ch) on landlord’s consent for assignment. Introduction This case is a useful illustration of how not to assign a lease. We outline the...
24/08/2012
Steeles Law Head of Real Estate Michael Fahy and Trainee Solicitor Laura Tanguay consider the Court of Appeal decision of Ener-G Holdings plc v Hormell [2012] EWCA Civ 1059 (31 July 2012) on personal service and ‘permissive’ drafting. In this case, the Court of Appeal considered an appeal by Ener-G...
23/08/2012
Steeles Law Head of Planning & Environment David Merson looks at the Coalition’s proposals to revise the planning obligations regime to try and help kick-start stalled development proposals. It is suggested that some two thirds of approved building projects in the last five years have either...
22/08/2012
Bruno Peek’s remarkable life as a national and international Pageantmaster over more than 30 years has been brought to life in a colourful and illustrative new website from TMS Media. It follows one of the Norfolk man’s proudest and most spectacular moments as he inspired and coordinated the...
22/08/2012
Ian Robotham, Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Steeles Law, reports on recent developments on the “Interest Rate Swap Scandal” that has become big news over recent months and gives his opinion on matters. Update Since first reported by Nigel Lubbock, Head of the Company and Commercial...
21/08/2012
Vicki Mitman, a solicitor in the firm’s Franchising team, recently attended the bfa roundtable discussions in Warwick.  The roundtable discussions included: Franchisee profiling Local marketing Monitoring franchisee performance Ongoing training and support Recruiting the right...
16/08/2012
Employers using zero hours contracts should be aware of a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), in which it was held that individuals engaged under such a contract had continuity of employment.  Professional support lawyer Elizabeth Stevens reports. This case concerned a group of...
16/08/2012
Norwich International and NCP have worked closely together to implement changes within the short stay car park, to make life easier and maintain safety of customers, staff and visitors. A new specific ‘drop off’ area has been created within the short stay car park for customers – both passengers...
15/08/2012
A recent Court of Appeal decision highlights the increasingly far reaching liability of employers for the actions of their employees. Judgment in JGE v The Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust was handed down on 12 July 2012.  The question before the court was whether the church...

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