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Increase in Settlement Agreements due to Covid-19 – Advice to employees

October 19, 2020 10:29 am

Settlement Agreements could be on the increase Due to the impact of Covid-19 on businesses across the UK, some employers are reducing their workforces, and this seems to have led to an increase in employees being offered Settlement Agreements. What is a Settlement Agreement? In employment law, a Settlement Agreement is a legal contract and resolution between employer and a current or former employee, which settles a dispute that the employee or employer may have. The employee is signing an agreement that waives or settles...
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Dispute Resolution Types

October 12, 2020 11:11 am

Solving Disputes Disputes by their very nature can be a stressful issue to tackle and often this is compounded by the fact that many people do not fully understand the different options open to them to resolve a dispute when a disagreement and potential conflict arises.  In this article we look at the main types of dispute resolution and what they might mean for you. What is Alternative dispute resolution? Over the last 20 years or so, the UK legal system has been actively driving...
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Leasehold Enfranchisement and Leasehold Reform 2020

October 5, 2020 3:33 pm

  What is Leasehold Enfranchisement? There are two types of property ownership, freehold or leasehold. Freehold is the outright ownership of the property, including the land it is build on with no time limit to the ownership. Owners of leasehold properties own the property for a fixed term (as set out in the lease) but not the land on which it stands on with the ownership of the property reverting to the freeholder at the end of the lease term, unless the lease is extended....
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