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Renter Reform: No more no-fault evictions

Do you rent privately through a landlord or are you a private landlord? If so, you will be interested in the game-changing ‘Renters Reform Bill’ which is set to drastically change the landscape of private renting. The reform imposes more obligations on landlords but also brings clarity and support to landlords with the provision of a private-renters’ ombudsman to settle disputes.

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All about Franchising- A Quick Guide

Franchising is a business format whereby a licence is granted enabling the licensee to trade their own business under the brand of the franchisor. It can be beneficial for both parties involved and can really help with the expansion of a company…

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It’s the final day of… Wagatha Christie

Today is the last day of the Wagatha Christie trial between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney with their lawyers giving their closing arguments in the High Court. This all started when Coleen Rooney accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking her private Instagram stories, and other stories about Coleen, to The Sun.

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Is being called ‘bald’ sex harassment? Yes, according the employment tribunal.

Under the Equality Act, employees are protected from discrimination relating to (among other protected characteristics) age and sex. In a recent case, Tony Finn claimed that he had been a victim of sex harassment in the work place after his supervisor called him a ‘bald c**t’. The Claimant also claimed age discrimination as he originally said he was called an ‘old bald c**t’ but the tribunal did not accept this had been said. The claimant was more upset about the comments about his appearance than the use of the strong ‘Anglo-Saxon’ language.

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About Tyson Fury, Trademarking and Food…

What do Trademarking, Tyson Fury, and ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW have in common? Plenty! In recent news, Tyson agreed to tie in with Iceland for his upcoming energy foods and drinks range, Furocity, with plans to include pizzas, pastries, and confectionery products in the near future. Although we have not personally…

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CHELSEA FC GOES COLD… DEFROSTING THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, a Russian oligarch faces sanctions from the UK government as part of its response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. His assets are frozen and Chelsea FC is caught in the mix, they have limits on what they can legally do with the sanctions in place.…

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Microsoft New Commerce Experience – Are your contracts ready?

On March 10 2022, Microsoft will be fully moving towards their New Commerce Experience (NCE). The NCE, arriving alongside some large price increases, will be the new way for business customers to access Office 365. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) are an industry of specialists who provide IT infrastructure, security, applications…

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