Entries by Meaby

A warning over birthday celebrations at work

The employment tribunal has this week heard an age discrimination and whistleblowing complaint of a legal secretary who issued proceedings against her employer who was a Salisbury based law firm. The employee identified as Ms Munro claimed that she was ‘utterly shocked’ when a colleague who was then aged 52 ‘jumped at her like a […]

Lady Hale’s Guest Edit of the Today Programme

Radio 4 continued its tradition of inviting public figures to guest edit the Today Programme between Christmas and New Year in 2019, and the guest editor for 27th December was Lady Hale, the retiring President of the Supreme Court. Lady Hale was the first woman President of the Supreme Court and I was interested to […]

Buying a property at auction

People buy properties at auction for a number of reasons with the most common being for investment purposes. We act for many investor clients who purchase auction properties either for immediate letting or renovation and eventual resale. For those looking to let properties, the aim is to obtain a sufficient rental yield to generate a […]

The dangers of discrimination by association.

Most employers are aware of the concepts of direct and even indirect discrimination whereby an employee is targeted because of a particular protected characteristic that they have or are perceived to have (sex, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief). Alternatively, indirect discrimination can arise where an employer has a specific Provision, Criterion or […]

Buying a Park Home – Do I need a solicitor?

We are frequently instructed by clients purchasing a park home, particularly in Dorking and across the wider Surrey Hills area. There is often a lack of understanding as to the legal processes involved in purchasing such a mobile home and uncertainty as to whether it is necessary to instruct a solicitor. The first point to […]

Focus on Employment Law

Meaby & Co has been offering Employment Law services for employers and employees since Head of Employment, Steven Eckett joined the firm in Autumn 2017. Chris Marshall joined the team a year later. Steven and Chris are based at the Soho office but are happy to see clients at any of the firm’s offices. They […]

Meaby & Co Family Law Afternoon Tea

Our Family Law Solicitor and Mediator, Joanna Toloczko welcomed 20 guests to her annual Family Law Afternoon Tea at the Prince Regent Hotel on Friday 29th November. The Afternoon Tea is held every November as a thank you to other professionals with whom we collaborate in the Family Law arena. Guests included other solicitors, accountants, […]

New Build Warranties – Owners exposed as Insurer goes bust

Approximately 21,000 owners of new build properties have been left without cover following the bankruptcy of Alpha Insurance last year. Alpha Insurance was a Danish company which provided direct insurance cover to UK homebuyers as well as underwriting new-build warranties provided by other companies including CRL. As a result of the collapse of Alpha Insurance, […]

Living Will/Advanced Decision

An Advance Decision or “Living Will” is a document which states your wishes with regards to what types of treatment you do or do not wish to receive and who you would like to be consulted with regards to your medical treatment in the event that you are unable to do so yourself.   Only […]