Entries by Meaby

Dubai Court refuses extradition of Meaby’s client, Sanjay Shah

On 31 May 2022, Sanjay Shah was arrested by the Dubai Police following a request for his extradition. Meaby&Co instructed Horizon & Co, a local law firm in Dubai to act for Mr Shah in the extradition proceedings. Meaby&Co worked closely with Horizon & Co to defend the extradition request. On 12 September 2022,  the […]

IT’S CRUCIAL TO UPDATE YOUR WILL!

It’s Update your Will Week which runs between 28th March – 3rd April. New research has revealed 47% of people haven’t updated their will in more than five years. This means nearly half of wills in the UK are likely to be out of date. Having an up-to-date will is crucial in ensuring your wishes […]

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Employers Warned Not To Ignore ‘Whistleblower’ Concerns

Employment Tribunal Victory For Meaby&Co The recent Employment Tribunal (“ET”) decision in Dr B Radeljic v University of East London: 3201164/2020, in which Meaby&Co successfully represented the Claimant, illustrates the dangers of an employer refusing to address an employee’s grievances when those amounted to “protected disclosures”. The factual matrix of the claims was: The Claimant […]

Stamp Duty Land Tax and Non-UK Residents

A surcharge for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable when a non-UK resident buys a major interest in a residential property for £40,000 or more. There is no set definition of a “non-UK resident” and the HMRC applies different SDLT residence tests dependent on the buyer’s circumstances. Test 1: Buying as an Individual To […]

CAN STAFF DEMAND FLEXIBLE WORKING RIGHTS?

Eighteen months into the Coronavirus Pandemic, which has involved lengthy periods of enforced home working for staff, it is clear that for many businesses, working from home as the new normal has been a success. In the days pre-pandemic many employers were reluctant to allow their staff to work from home, fearing that the privilege […]

The difference between Legal and Beneficial Ownership

What is the difference between legal and beneficial ownership? A legal owner is a person or persons who holds the legal title to the property under his, her or their name. You will know who the legal owner of a property is by looking at the register entries held by Land Registry. However, the legal […]

MAISONETTE LEASES

What is a maisonette lease? A maisonette lease is a lease of part of a building where the building is divided into two or more parts (but usually two) and each part is demised to the leaseholder (i.e. the leaseholder owns the whole of their part including the structural and external parts). In modern times […]

Legal 500

Meaby & Co Solicitors has been recognised in the Legal 500 awards for the year 2021/2022. The Legal 500 is a research, ranking and publishing firm based in the UK which assesses and ranks global law firms and lawyers for their achievements. The latest citation notes how Meaby & Co is particularly ‘active in rooftop and airspace […]