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Landlords win in 'rent due from companies in administration' saga

Landlords will welcome a recent Court of Appeal decision that means they can recover rent from an administrator of a limited company tenant in administration, whenever the administrator was appointed.

The objective of an administration is to try to rescue the company and prevent it going into liquidation so an administrator will usually try to ensure the company continues trading.… Read more

Posted on 31 March 2014 | 9:52 am

Employment law compensation limits increased

Increased limits on compensation for unfair dismissal, redundancy and other employment law events are introduced with effect from 6 April 2014.

The main changes to the limits are:

  • an increase in the amount of a 'week's pay' for the purposes of calculating statutory redundancy pay and the basic award for unfair dismissal, from £450 to £464;
  • an increase in the compensatory award for unfair dismissal, from £74,200 to £76,574.
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Posted on 31 March 2014 | 9:51 am

Employers plan for new Acas 'early conciliation scheme'

Employers should prepare to participate in a new Acas 'early conciliation scheme' if an employee intends to bring an Employment Tribunal claim against them which will, in some circumstances, extend the time within which employees can then bring a claim.

From 6 May, anyone proposing to bring a claim in the Employment Tribunals must first go through a new Acas early conciliation scheme.… Read more

Posted on 31 March 2014 | 9:50 am