Category Archive: News

Transfer of Equity Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about a Transfer of Equity and what this process involves and how we can help. Our Chartered Legal Executive, Sara Robinson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. What is a Transfer of Equity and when is it required? This is where a persons…

Read more

Houses in Multiple Occupation – Landlords, Do You Know The Law?

The question of what is and is not a house in multiple occupation (HMO) is far from straightforward to answer, as a recent decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) showed. It was held that landlords who fail to take legal advice on the issue can be hit in the pocket after unwittingly breaching the law….

Read more

Explaining Legal Jargon Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat on Twitter answering questions about a legal jargon and the importance of legal terminology. Our Digital Marketing Manager, Ruth Pendell, and Trainee Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, were on hand to provide some much needed guidance. Why are legal terms and phrases so important in contracts and cases? Legal terms and…

Read more

Victims of Uninsured Drivers Celebrate Landmark High Court Ruling

If people are injured by uninsured drivers on private land, are they entitled to compensation? In a landmark decision, the High Court has answered that question with a resounding yes. The case concerned a pedestrian who was walking across a private field when he was struck and catastrophically injured by an uninsured 4×4 vehicle. The…

Read more

Gender equality in the workplace Q&A

We participated in Solicitors Chat yesterday on Twitter answering questions about gender-balance in the workplace and looking at the law around gender equality and discrimination in the workplace. Our Trainee Legal Executive, Lucy Watson, was on hand to provide some much needed guidance. We’ve set out our answers out below. 1. What is The Equality…

Read more

Court of Appeal Guidance Update – Working Time Regulations 1998

The Court of Appeal has given important guidance on the correct interpretation of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) in ruling that a railway signalman’s rights were not breached by his employer’s failure to afford him a 20-minute uninterrupted break in every six hours he worked. The signalman provided relief cover at a number of…

Read more

Capacity to access the internet and social media safety for vulnerable adults

Although the case below concerns a vulnerable young adult, the criteria for assessing whether someone has capacity to access the internet safely is also relevant to other vulnerable groups, such as elderly LPA donors, who may be financially or emotionally exploited online. It will also be of general interest to deputies and attorneys who may…

Read more

Why our Lawyers wanted to work in Law Q&A

We participated in a special 100th anniversary Solicitors Chat today on Twitter answering questions about how our Lawyers entered the legal profession and what being a Lawyer means to them. Read their responses below: 1. What made you decide to become a solicitor? We asked our Child Care Solicitor, Jess O’Shea, what made her want…

Read more

New guidance for Employment Tribunals

The Government has published guidance explaining the powers available to Employment Tribunals (ETs). This is based on feedback from users of the service which suggested there was a lack of awareness on this issue. Using case law examples to illustrate how ETs have used the powers at their disposal in the past, the guidance aims…

Read more

Don’t be caught out by EPCS!

It was over 10 years ago that law was passed to make it compulsory for the sale of the Property to have an Energy Performance Certificate in place. It is also a legal requirement for an EPC to be in place for letting of a residential or commercial property (unless one of the exemptions apply)….

Read more

To contact us please call 0800 158 4147, 03330 145451, email info@tayntons.co.uk or use our