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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Dealing with Tenant Insolvency

It seems like in 2018 every week has brought news of another CVA or company administration.  A number of major High Street retailers have embarked on CVAs this year, including New Look, Carpetright, Mothercare and House of Fraser.  There have also been some high profile companies going into administration such as Maplin, Toys R Us, New Look and Poundworld and we are still only in July!

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Combined Standard Clauses

Buying a house is anecdotally one of the most stressful events in a person’s life – so spare a thought for the Pursuers in Anwar and Another v Britton and Another [2018] SC FAL 31.  Mr. and Mrs. Anwar not only had to go through the stress of buying a house, but the subsequent stress of finding out that the sellers appeared to have not told them the truth (whether on purpose, or otherwise) regarding a flood that had taken place whilst the sellers owned the property, and then having to raise a court action.

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Costly Policies? Belfast woman wins £2,000 against concert security staff in diabetes discrimination case

A diabetic Belfast woman has been awarded £2,000 compensation after security staff at a concert confiscated her bottle of fizzy juice. Kayla Hanna, who was 18 at the time of the incident, was carrying Lucozade to provide glucose in the event that her blood sugar levels dropped. However, staff employed at a Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert in Belfast in 2016 confiscated this from her, despite her showing them her diabetes tattoos and insulin pack.

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Workplace Fatality Statistics

Provisional annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18 have been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 

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Data Protection: BT fined for unsolicited marketing communications

The Information Commissioner (ICO) has recently published an enforcement decision which resulted in a fine of £77,000 being imposed on BT (British Telecommunications plc) for sending unsolicited marketing emails.

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