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It has been widely reported that the case of Achbita and another v G4S Secure Solutions NV has given employers carte blanche to ban Muslim headscarves in the workplace without facing claims of discrimination. Indeed, right wing political parties throughout Europe hailed and appropriated the result with French presidential candidate, Francois Fillon declaring the judgment […]

Bolstering the Residential Property Department at leading Newcastle Law Firm, Hay & Kilner, is Kris English and Charlotte Barker. Kris has joined the firm as an Associate Solicitor. With over 11 years’ experience in residential property law, Kris advises clients on all types of residential property matters. Charlotte has joined the firm as a Paralegal […]

Lawyers at Newcastle based law firm, Hay & Kilner have advised on a private equity investment for the UK’s fastest growing tenant referencing and insurance provider, Van Mildert. Established in 2009 by Christian Balshen and Richard Hammond, Van Mildert provides a fully integrated technology solution to enable letting agents to order, track and receive tenant […]

The proposed increase in probate fees has seen bereaved families and their legal representatives urgently rushing to complete applications for a Grant of Probate. Given that the increase was intended to be used to bridge the gap in funding for HM Courts and Tribunals Service, the proposals were referred to as ‘an additional tax on […]

In the recently reported case of Owens v Owens, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a Judge who made the original decision that Mrs Owens was not able to divorce Mr Owens. The allegations that she had made about Mr Owens’ behaviour were flimsy and fell short of what was necessary for the […]

New regulations designed to help small businesses get paid on time came into force this month, with a requirement for larger companies to publish information about how long they take to pay suppliers. The requirement applies to companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) defined as ‘medium-sized’ under the Companies Act 2006.  To fall within that […]

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