Default retirement age to be phased out

The Government has announced details of how it intends to remove the default retirement age (DRA) of 65. At present the law allows employers to force employees to retire at the age of 65 regardless of their circumstances. Their only obligation is to follow the statutory retirement procedure that may simply involve holding a meeting […]

New Rights for House Buyers

Those who buy new homes ‘off plan’ now have significant new protection under the Consumer Code for Home Builders, which came into affect on 1 April 2010. The Code requires builders of houses to keep buyers informed of the progress of the construction work. It specifically requires builders to provide ‘reliable and realistic’ information regarding […]

Lease Extensions

The 1993 Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act (as amended) gives a flat owner the right to extend their lease so long as they have owned the flat for at least 2 years. The Act lays down a procedure summarised as follows: the flat owner serves an initial notice on the landlord stating what […]

Do you need to off-load an obsolete charity?

If your firm acts for a small charitable trust that has become obsolete or expensive to manage, Sussex Community Foundation can provide a simple solution. Charitable Trusts become less active for a number of reasons, for example the original purpose may have become difficult to fulfil or the number of Trustees may have reduced. Dealing […]

Memorandum of Understanding

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Foundation Dinner and AGM – 2015

The Foundation Dinner will be held at 7.30pm on Friday 20th November 2015 at Chichester Yacht Club (following The Society’s Annual General Meeting which will take place at Yacht Club at 6.00pm). There will be a drinks reception at 7.00pm. The dress code for the dinner is black tie. The guest speaker will be Mr […]