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Domestic abuse: seeking help during lockdown

According to abuse and violence charity, LWA, domestic abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. However, with the UK now in lockdown...

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Barcan+Kirby help to build a greener future for Bristol

Our Corporate + Commercial and Commercial Property teams recently acted for Water Lilies Limited as they secured a significant funding facility from Homes England (a non-departmental public body and the...

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Case study: relief from forfeiture

Our client had purchased a flat as a second property and, to generate income, he sub-let it. As with most residential flats, our client had purchased the long leasehold title...

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Case study: clarification on lease after unexpected fees

Our client, having purchased a residential flat, had received various demands for payment of a service charge under their lease. The payment was substantial and had come as a surprise...

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Case study: family co-ownership dispute

Upon purchasing their property, which included large grounds and a bungalow (in addition to the home), our clients agreed for a family member to live in the bungalow. At the...

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Case study: eviction of a late-paying tenant

Our client was a concerned landlord whose tenant was continually paying rent late and had arrears of two months. Our property litigation team served two notices seeking possession; one being...

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Case study: urgent possession order for squatters

Our client owned a derelict building, which they had purchased with the intention to develop. Before work had been carried out, our client was notified that there were squatters occupying...

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Case study: property dispute after long-lost Will found | £500,000 settlement

Barcan+Kirby successfully brought a claim on behalf of our client, Ms C, in a case over a Will dispute and the late testator’s knowledge of the document. Background Ms C...

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The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 now applies to all tenancies

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 came into force on 20th March 2019, and made several amendments to the law around the condition of rented property. The Act...

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Coronavirus: what happens to annual leave?

During this coronavirus outbreak and time of uncertainty, it may not be possible for employees to take all their paid annual leave entitlement during the current holiday year. On 27th...

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Six employment law changes you need to know about in April 2020

It’s already been a busy few weeks in terms of employment law updates and the implementation of new (to the UK) initiatives such as furlough and government loans to businesses....

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How does the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme work?

On Friday (20th March), the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The stated purpose of the scheme is to enable employers to ‘furlough’ employees with 80% of...

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