Entries by Meaby

No Jab No Job! Is it lawful for employers to refuse employment?

At the time of writing almost 18 million people in the United Kingdom have had their first Covid-19 vaccination of either the Pfizer or the Oxford AstraZeneca offerings. The Government also maintains that all adults in all 4 nations of the United Kingdom will have been offered their first vaccination by the end of July […]

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Meaby & Co’s Head of Litigation, Chris Waters leads the defence for the Sanjay Shah Defendants in top 20 legal case in 2021

The Lawyer has now released its list of the top 20 cases of 2021. In fifth place is Skatteforvaltningen (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) v Solo Capital Partners LLP and others which involves an allegation of a £1.9 billion tax reclaim fraud. Meaby&Co is defending 27 Defendants including the lead Defendants in this High […]

New Year, New Will by Esther Janalli-Brown

The new year means that we start to make resolutions and think about jobs that need to be ticked off the list.   The start of the year is a great time to get the house straight, make a list of jobs and more importantly get your affairs in order.   The past year has […]

Conveyancing – transferring “deposit” money

* Please consult our previous post about deposits for more information.   Clients are usually confused as to when they actually need to pay the “deposit” money and where to. Some think that because their mortgage is calculated on the basis of the LTV (loan-to-value), which mainly means that it is based on the sum […]

The Government’s leasehold reform announcement: how will it affect landlords on lease extension?

The Government announced big changes to the procedure for statutory lease extensions. Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ How will Government’s leasehold reform affect landlords on lease extension? Firstly, it is not clear whether 990-year premiums will be at a higher premium than those of 90-year extensions under the current rules. Surveyors have […]

How will Government’s proposed leasehold reform affect landlords on enfranchisement?

The Government announced big changes to the procedure for enfranchisement (buying their freehold). Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ How much will it cost leaseholders to buy their freehold or extend their lease under under new Government proposals? The Government has said: “An online calculator will be introduced to make it simpler for leaseholders to […]

How does the recent leasehold reform announcement affect my right to manage intentions?

In short, the recent leasehold reform announcement shouldn’t affect your right to manage intentions very much at all. The Government announced big changes to the procedure for leasehold reform yesterday. Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ What is commonhold? One aspect of the Government’s leasehold reform announcement was to introduce a scheme of […]

The Announcement: should I extend my lease now or wait?

Should leaseholders extend their lease now or wait? The Government announced big changes to the procedure for lease extensions yesterday. Please see our blog for full details: https://www.meaby.co.uk/leasehold-reform-big-changes-announced/ The announcement poses the question should leaseholders extend their lease now or wait? A number of factors needed to be considered and it will depend on the […]