Property owners such as farmers should take care when making informal promises to a family member (or anyone else) that they will inherit land or any interest in the land or a family business, otherwise they may be liable to deliver on that promise because the person relied upon it to their detriment, as another farming dispute makes clear.
Legal Alert - September 2019
A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.
Case law: Employer must pay higher holiday pay rate to permanent worker who only works part time, says Court of Appeal
Employers with permanent workers who work for part of the time should review how they calculate their paid holiday entitlement, to ensure the UK working time rules are properly applied, following an important ruling.
Case law: Termination of contract after company struck off remained effective even though company was later restored
Limited companies signing a contract should ensure they fully understand the effect of a clause in the contract allowing the other to terminate it if they are struck off the Companies Register - even if they are subsequently restored to the Register.
Case law: Family and dependents claiming from a deceased’s estate can rely on ‘standstill’ agreements to explain late filing of claim
Family and dependents wishing to claim ‘reasonable financial provision’ from a deceased estate may be able to file their claim after expiry of the statutory six month time limit for such claims, as the Court of Appeal has overturned a decision that they can no longer rely on a ‘standstill’ agreement to justify their delay.
Case law: Employer could not avoid consequences of breaching employment law on grounds employee was employed illegally
Employers failing to comply with employment law in relation to employees who are in the UK illegally cannot expect to avoid legal claims simply because the employee is employed illegally, a recent ruling makes clear.
UK businesses buying and selling goods overseas will welcome a new 2020 edition of INCOTERMS – internationally recognised standard trading terms – for use by businesses making overseas sales, which comes into effect on 1 January 2020.
Disclaimer: These publications from Atom Content Marketing are for general guidance only, for businesses in the United Kingdom governed by the laws of England. Atom Content Marketing, expert contributors and ICAEW (as distributor) disclaim all liability for any errors or omissions.