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    Kirsty McLennan

    Posted 27 December 2016
    by Kirsty McLennan .

    The Only Way Is Up?

    Park owners

    Following an Order made on 6 December 2016, Trial Fees (also known as Hearing Fees) are to change with effect from 6 March 2017. The fee for the smallest small claim will actually be reduced and the fee for hearing…

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    Amy Laver

    Posted 22 December 2016
    by Amy Laver .

    Gift Aid Goes Digital

    New Regulations are set to simplify the Gift Aid process for contributions made digitally and hopefully lead to an increase in Gift Aid claims.

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    Simon Sanger-Anderson

    Posted 21 December 2016
    by Simon Sanger-Anderson .

    New Warrant of Possession Forms

    In October, we reported on the case of Cardiff County Council v Lee (Flowers) [2016].  Subscribers will recall that the case decided that where a landlord wishes to enforce a Suspended Possession Order, they must apply to the court for…

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    Aimee Aspinall

    Posted 20 December 2016
    by Aimee Aspinall .

    Divorce, Civil Partnerships and Finances

    Domestic abuse

    Four out of five couples ignore MIAM requirement Only one in five separating couples take part in the compulsory Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before pursuing divorce or related financial proceedings.

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    Amy Laver

    Posted 19 December 2016
    by Amy Laver .

    “Almshouse residents are not tenants” – CA

    Earlier this month the Court of Appeal confirmed the status of almshouse residents as charity beneficiaries under their letter of appointment, rather than as tenants with security of tenure (Watts v Stewart and others [2016] EWCA Civ 1247).

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    Anouska Musson

    Posted 16 December 2016
    by Anouska Musson .

    In the bleak midwinter

    Park owners

    The Health and Safety Executive has produced guidance for employers who have staff who may be working outdoors in cold conditions. The guidance explains the steps employers should take to ensure that staff are supported through cold weather conditions.

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