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Raft of employment law changes have now come into effect

 Several changes to employment law came into effect on 1 April 2017.

NHS employee protects pension rights in dispute over notice period

 An employee has protected her pension rights after winning a dispute with the NHS over when her contract came to an end.

Mother told she can’t take her daughter to live in Canada

A mother has been told by the High Court that she cannot take her two-year-old daughter to live with her in Canada.

Landlord loses appeal over service charges for improvements

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a landlord was wrong to use service charges to recover the cost of improvements to a property.

Starter homes to be sold to first-time buyers at 20% discount

 The government has announced plans to build thousands of starter homes on brownfield sites across the country.

Plumber wins ‘worker’s rights’ claim against employer

  A plumber who carried out jobs on behalf of a plumbing company should be classed as a “worker” under the Employment Rights Act, not a self-employed contractor.

Mother’s contact with son restricted to six times a year

 A mother has been told she can only have contact with her son six times a year instead of the 12 times that she wanted.

Husband wins appeal against divorce payments to former wife

A husband has won his appeal against financial remedy orders involving payments to his former wife after the court proceedings were held to be unfair.

Director must repay £150,000 investment after giving guarantee

A company director must repay a £150,000 investment after guaranteeing that he would double the figure within eight weeks.

Developer wins dispute with council over housing project

A developer has won a legal dispute with a local authority over its plans to build 145 homes and associated infrastructure.

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