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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Supreme Court Allows Equal Pay Claims To Proceed

A landmark Supreme Court ruling means that thousands more women in the UK will be able to bring equal pay claims against their former employers. The decision by the Supreme Court allows claims from a group of ex-Birmingham City council employees to be heard in the civil courts rather than at employment tribunals, opening the […]

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Heropreneurs

Druces LLP were delighted to be asked to collaborate on a legal masterclass at the House of Commons for the beneficiaries of a charity, Heropreneurs, which helps ex-servicemen and women leaving the forces get into business. A broad variety of subjects were covered. Helen Freely spoke about wills, lasting powers of attorney, living wills and […]

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Squatting And Commercial Property

We reported on on 1 September 2012 that squatting in a residential building has become an offence under Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“the Act”). Those found to be squatting in residential premises can now be fined a maximum of £5,000, imprisoned for up to six months, […]

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London Squatter Jailed Under New Law

On 1 September 2012 squatting in a residential building became an offence under Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“the Act”). Those found to be squatting in residential premises can now be fined a maximum of £5,000, imprisoned for up to six months or both. This offence was […]

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