There is a growing amount of concern about government contracts awarded without competition allegedly due to the urgency of the coronavirus situation. Is this lawful?
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Generally speaking, and regardless of which party comes out on top in an Employment Tribunal case, cost awards (whereby the Employment Tribunal orders one party to pay some or all of the costs of the other) remain somewhat rare. In a recent case, however, this status quo was significantly departed from when the Employment Tribunal ordered the claimant to pay around a staggering £430,000 in costs to the respondent.
A recent case in England has again highlighted why it is important to record your wishes clearly in your Will to avoid a family dispute - which could end in a costly court battle.
Emergency legislation brought in to protect tenants during the coronavirus pandemic has introduced additional temporary steps that landlords must take before raising an action for repossession due to rent arrears.
An overview of the recent changes to the timescales required in issuing Notices of Proceedings for Scottish Secure Tenancies and Short Scottish Secure Tenancies in terms of the emergency Coronavirus legislation. It is anticipated that the provisions in relation to reducing the notice period for antisocial behaviour cases will be particularly welcomed by landlords.