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Is Type 2 Diabetes a Disability? Employment Appeal Tribunal Considers

The definition of ‘disability’ in the employment context continues to be controversial, particularly when it comes to conditions that afflict very large numbers of people. The issue was highlighted in one important case concerning a type 2 diabetes sufferer. After the man lost his job with a betting and gaming company, he alleged both unfair dismissal and...

Professional Partners – Who Owns Your Goodwill?

Many professional firms continue to bear the names of former partners – but, if the latter object, what legal rights do they have? In tackling that issue, the High Court found that the goodwill built up by an employment lawyer belonged to the firm for which she worked. The lawyer had a substantial reputation in her field and, when she joined the firm as an...

Termination of Leases – Tips for Landlords

In the present economic environment, many tenants will be seeking to vacate premises, reduce the size of their premises or renegotiate their leases, so times are tough for landlords. Furthermore, tenants who were ‘good tenants’ or who seemed financially strong may now be a less attractive proposition than they once were. Here are some tips for landlords to...

Basement Development Falls Foul of ‘Right to Daylight’

In densely populated urban areas, the right to daylight and not to feel overshadowed by new development is of ever increasing importance. The High Court made that point as it scotched plans for a subterranean building project in Central London. A company that managed a group of mansion blocks wished to install a one-storey basement extension, comprising an...

Affordable Housing Thresholds – High Court Guidance

Provision of affordable housing is an essential objective of the planning process but is not always popular with developers. In one High Court case, construction of four homes in a small village was blocked after the would-be developer withdrew an offer to contribute almost £120,000 towards affordable homes in the area. The case concerned the former car parking...