Ferrari’s 250GTO is now officially considered an artwork – in Italy, at least. But what are the wider implications of this landmark ruling?
Schedule 1, Paragraph 5(1) of the Equality Act 2010 states that an impairment is to be treated as having a substantial adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities if it would be likely to have that effect without measures being taken to treat or correct it. However, Paragraph 5(3) makes an exception in relation to the impairment of a person’s sight, to the extent that it is ‘correctable by spectacles or contact lenses or in such other ways as may be prescribed’. Continue reading →
Unreasonable delay in fulfilling the terms of a contract is an unwise policy, as a recent dispute that ended up in the Court of Appeal shows. When a developer wished to build an ice-skating rink, its first priority was to secure a clear title to the development site. The contract entered into with the vendor required the developer to use ‘reasonable endeavours’ to fulfil certain conditions as soon as reasonably practicable so as to trigger an overage payment of £1.4 million on top of the initial payment made for the purchase of the site. Continue reading →
In two recent articles we looked at the law and procedures of Coronial Inquests in some detail. Our first article, ‘What happens at an Inquest (and other frequently asked questions)’ gave an overview of the Inquest procedure. During the course of this blog we asked, and provided answers to, questions such as, ‘When is an Inquest required?’, ‘What is the purpose of an Inquest?’, ‘What will happen at an Inquest?’ and a number of other common issues that face those involved in the Inquest procedure. Continue reading →
Leading law firm, Healys LLP, are delighted to announce that they have teamed up with national accountants Kingston Smith LLP to be part of Brighton’s Pride Parade, which takes place on Saturday 3rd August 2019. Continue reading →
The death of a loved one is probably the most traumatic, harrowing experience any human being will experience in their lifetime. Not only is there a period of unimaginable grief, suffering and uncontrollable feelings of sadness and loss to go through, but in addition there are a wealth of practicalities that have to be dealt with – a funeral to be arranged, finances to be sorted out, fellow grieving relatives who need supporting and potentially, sales of property and effects to be dealt with. Continue reading →
The Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 only require that employees taking Shared Parental Leave (SPL) are paid at the statutory rate, which is currently £148.68 per week, or 90 per cent of the employee’s average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. There is no statutory requirement for employers that offer enhanced maternity rights to women on maternity leave to ‘mirror’ those arrangements for employees who opt to take SPL. This has resulted in claims by fathers that the provisions are discriminatory. The Court of Appeal has now brought clarity to the situation when considering the appeals in two such cases. Continue reading →
Almost all businesses are insured against fire damage but, when the worst happens, insurers are understandably anxious to make sure they do not pay out any more than they have to. That situation provides fertile ground for dispute, which was certainly so following a blaze which gutted a thriving textiles factory. Continue reading →