Japanese knotweed: untangling the law around fallopia japonica

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Growing up to ten centimetres a day during summer, Japanese knotweed is one of the most invasive plants in the United Kingdom and is considered one of the world’s 100 Read more…

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Posted on Aug 25th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Migrant workers and discrimination

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Interpretation of the definition of ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) arises frequently in Employment Tribunal claims. This article considers a recent case on race discrimination. When is Read more…

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Posted on Aug 16th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Pursuing claims for damage covered by the Party Wall etc. Act 1996

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Final judgment was handed down by the court in (1) Anita Bridgland (2) Anthony Bridgland v Earlsmead Estates Ltd [2016] EWHC B9 (TCC) in April this year and its impact on Read more…

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Posted on Aug 15th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Lyons Davidson wins Investors in People accreditation again

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We are delighted to announce that after a rigorous assessment Lyons Davidson has maintained its Investors in People (IIP) accreditation. IIP accreditation is internationally recognised and its standard “defines what Read more…

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Posted on Aug 4th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Rio Olympic Games and working arrangements

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The 2016 Olympic Games begin on 5 August and employers may want to take time to consider the impact of this major sporting event on their business. Some employees may Read more…

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Posted on Aug 2nd, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Off the wall!

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Not only is ‘Off the Wall’ a reference to one of the most well-known albums in popular culture, for property litigation lawyers it can signify the beginning of a dispute Read more…

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Posted on Aug 1st, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 coming into force

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The Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 comes into operation on 1 August 2016. This will allow claimants to recover compensation directly from insurers where the defendant is insolvent. Read more…

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Posted on Jul 25th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Landlords’ insurers and the right to pursue subrogated claims

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The case of Fresca-Judd v Golovina [2016] concerned a subrogated claim by a landlord’s insurers against her tenant for damage the tenant caused to the property. However, the court held Read more…

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Posted on Jul 19th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Selling a house that has suffered flooding: what’s the legal position?

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Over the last couple of years, we have seen a big increase in the number of clients who are having to deal with legal issues arising from the sale or Read more…

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Posted on Jul 7th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson

Forthcoming changes to the Civil Procedure Rules

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And just when we think there has been enough talk of changes, the Rule Committee sets out a plan for reforming the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) to make them more Read more…

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Posted on Jul 6th, 2016 by Lyons Davidson