Thinking of Representing Yourself? - September 26, 2018
Substantial reforms have been made to Court procedure and processes in recent times, meaning complying…

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Guidance on Employment References - September 11, 2018
ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) has issued new guidance on employment references. Read…

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Workshop Invitation: “Trade With Egypt: Export Documentation, Trade Finance & Customs Routines” - May 17, 2018
You are invited to attend the Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce 2nd Workshop on ‘Trade with Egypt: Export…

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Leaseholders – A Word of Warning! - February 9, 2018
You have bought your own flat, so surely you should be able to do what…

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Budget 2017 Update - November 29, 2017
In this Briefing Note, we provide a summary of some of the main measures announced…

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Ten top tips for managing agents taking over the management of a residential property - November 27, 2017
When taking over the management of rented residential property, it is useful to run through…

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The New Debt Recovery Protocol - October 12, 2017
On 1 October 2017 the Ministry of Justice quietly introduced the new Pre-Action Protocol for…

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Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful: What Next? - September 7, 2017
After a four year legal fight, UNISON, won its case against the government for Employment…

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Supreme Court rules that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful - July 26, 2017
After a four year legal fight, UNISON, has won its four year legal fight against…

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Swearing of Documents - June 1, 2017
Numerous legal documents, such as Affidavits, Statutory Declarations and Insolvency Forms, must be sworn on…

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Challoner House, Clerkenwell Close: A Brief History - May 12, 2017
Those of you who frequent Clerkenwell Close, probably pass Challoner House every day.  It’s the…

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Promotion Announcement – Dispute Resolution and Employment - April 7, 2017
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Heslop to Associate. Aaron joined Rooks Rider Solicitors…

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Residential Letting Changes Ahead - December 23, 2016
The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduces changes to the residential letting market, so if…

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The Office Christmas Party - December 6, 2016
Christmas party season is underway and now is the time for employers to take a…

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EAT Case – Has there been a dismissal? - October 27, 2016
In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Sandle v Adecco, it was held…

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Establishing the Right to Work: Directors banned after avoiding illegal worker fines - September 6, 2016
The directors of six restaurants who put their businesses into liquidation to avoid paying fines…

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Brexit – The Future - June 24, 2016
Now we know of the result of the Referendum, some things in an uncertain world…

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Consultation on Higher Rates of SDLT on purchases of additional residential properties – An Update - March 17, 2016
On 1 February 2016, Rooks Rider Solicitors’ submitted our response to a recent consultation document…

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Buy-to-Let Tax Challenge – Legal Challenge to Government’s Section 24 Finance (No.2) Act 2015 - March 15, 2016
A crowd-funded legal challenge being brought by two private landlords with the financial backing of…

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The Dangers when Giving a Reference - December 15, 2015
In the case of Pnaiser v NHS England and Coventry City Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held…

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Rooks Rider Solicitors Announces New Partner Appointment to the Dispute Resolution Team - November 5, 2015
We are pleased to welcome Matthew Ball who joins the Firm as Partner in the Dispute Resolution team with…

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Chancellor announces extension of shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents - October 9, 2015
The Chancellor has announced that he will extend shared parental leave and pay to working…

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Most landlords must register tenants’ deposits by 23 June 2015 - June 3, 2015
The Deregulation Act 2015 was passed into law on 26 March 2015 and it makes…

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Exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours contracts - June 2, 2015
Following the enactment of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015, with effect from…

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FATCA Update – No requirement to file nil returns with HMRC under FATCA - March 23, 2015
In an update to our earlier Briefing Note on FATCA issued in November 2014 (FATCA…

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Demands for rent and service charge: Don’t forget the landlord’s name and address! - March 11, 2015
When it comes to issuing demands for rent and service charge to tenants of residential…

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Limits on tribunal awards and statutory payments to increase from April 2015 - February 24, 2015
Tribunal compensation limits will increase on 6 April 2015 under the Employment Rights (Increase of…

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Government announces increase in the bankruptcy petition threshold from £750 to £5,000 - February 6, 2015
On 15 January 2015, the Government announced that, with effect from 1 October 2015, it…

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Employment law and the work Christmas party - December 16, 2014
Whilst work Christmas parties can be a great exercise in team bonding, employers would be well…

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Section 21 Notices – Update - September 5, 2014
The Supreme Court has refused to grant permission to appeal to the tenant in Spencer v…

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Distressed about the recovery of commercial rent arrears? - August 8, 2014
The ancient common law remedy of distress (now abolished in respect of commercial premises) was…

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Follow @RooksRider on Twitter - August 5, 2014
Rooks Rider Solicitors is now on Twitter! Follow @RooksRider and keep abreast of latest news and industry…

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All employees can now request flexible working - July 2, 2014
With effect from 30 June 2014, all employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous employment…

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Employees and the World Cup 2014 - June 20, 2014
The World Cup 2014 is firmly upon us and, with over 3 weeks to go…

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New ACAS Early Conciliation Procedure for Employees - April 28, 2014
With effect from 6 May 2014 employees will not be able to bring a claim…

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“Pay as you go” rent in administration - March 17, 2014
The Court of Appeal in the case of Pillar Denton Limited & Ors v Jervis…

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Warning – End of tenancy advice for landlords and tenants - October 27, 2013
It is not just Landlords who need to take care when a tenant holds over…

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Interest Rate Hedging Products: Lord Sugar the latest mis-selling victim - August 16, 2013
Since the publication of our Briefing Note earlier this month on the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) review…

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