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London Legal Walk

Fletcher Day are taking part in the prestigious London Legal Walk on 22 May 2017.  The London Legal Walk supports law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East providing them with much needed funding and support so that access to justice is equally available to all.

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Fletcher Day growth continues with key Corporate Partner appointment

Andy Herricks is a Corporate Partner based in Fletcher Day’s Manchester office.
He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience advising clients across the North West.
He acts mainly for entrepreneurs and owner-managers and speaks to decision-makers on a daily basis.

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Keith Jansz Exhibition 16 May 2017

Fletcher Day are proud to be hosting an exhibition of the paintings of Keith Jansz on 16th May 2017 at our office on the 7th Floor.
 “Keith Jansz took up the challenge when he became tetraplegic.  He had lost the use of his hands and legs in a tragic road accident in 1995, and was paralysed from the neck down.  He turned to painting, with the added challenge of painting with his mouth not his hands. To begin with Keith needed help, encouragement and inspiration, and he received these from fellow artists in the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists.  An active sportsman before his accident Keith knew what it was to push himself to his limits and this he now did with his painting, soon holding exhibitions of his work which attracted great interest and admiration. Keith’s work is full of light and colour.  Above all else it is full of joy.” (Professor Ken Howard, OBE, of the RA). 

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April 2017 Employment Law Changes

The month of April is usually an important and busy time for new employment law legislation and this month is no exception.  There are a number of significant changes which will have an impact upon employers who may need to plan and reorganise internal procedures in order to adapt to the new regulations and legislation. Employees should also be aware of the changes as they will have an impact upon their general employment rights.  The effect of some of the changes are considered below.

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KEEP CALM AND BREXIT!

KEEP CALM AND BREXIT!
Jovita Vassallo, Head of Dispute Resolution at Fletcher Day, delivered another successful presentation in March 2017 during an International Business Law Consortium conference in Cyprus. Her subject on this occasion was Brexit.
As Article 50 was about to be triggered, Jovita focused on the positive aspects of Brexit. The group of international lawyers, many of whom were European, found this approach refreshing, and came away feeling more confident about the process than before.

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They say charity begins at home, does it?

The facts of the case were that a Mrs Melita Jackson had been estranged from her daughter Heather  Ilott since as long ago as 1978 and that rift never healed. Generally speaking Heather never had a great deal of money. She had to claim benefits and had little money to spare.Mrs Jackson made a Will in which she left everything to various charities. She also wrote a Side Letter  in which she explained her reasons for excluding her daughter Heather altogether.  Melita Jackson subsequently died leaving an estate valued at almost £500,000.

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Property transactions – it’s not fair they have taken my deposit. Is there any way I can get it back?’

A recent case reminds us all of the vulnerability of deposits paid in property transactions.  Whilst statute might exceptionally come to the aid of those who cannot complete a contract and lose their deposit – ordinarily loss of a deposit is no more than what you bargained for.
Solid Rock Investments UK Ltd –v- Reddy [2016] EWHC 3043 (Ch)

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Are you a Property Seller or an Estate Agent?

If so be careful to ensure that your terms of engagement are clear from the start.
It has long been established in English law that in order for a binding Contract to arise you need one person to make another person an offer, for that offer to then be accepted and for something of value to change hands between them. Also the people concerned must intend that this should give rise to a legally binding relationship.  The final key element is that the terms between them must be clear and certain.

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