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New Consumer Rights arrive on 1 October 2015

Consumer law is changing as the Consumer Rights Act (CRA) comes into force on 1st October 2015. The law will be clearer and easier to understand, meaning that consumers should be able to buy and businesses should be able to sell to them with confidence.


Case Update: Banksy mural ‘Art Buff’ owned by landlord, not tenant

The High Court has decided that a Banksy mural, spray-painted on to an amusement arcade’s wall, belonged to the landlord, not the tenant of the building.


Tougher laws on the way for unlawful migrants

The Government’s latest immigration bill has provided a new offence whereby people who are residing in the UK unlawfully and are caught driving face imprisonment. The new offence of driving while unlawfully in the UK will carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison and an unlimited fine in England and Wales.


Travelling time for workers with no fixed workplace counts as ‘working time’

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that, for workers who do not have a fixed or habitual place of work, time spent travelling between their homes and the premises of the first and last customers designated by their employer constitutes ‘working time’ within the meaning of the EU Working Time Directive


How has the Greek debt crisis affected the Greeks over the summer?

I have spent a few days in a village on the mainland coast in northern Greece getting some sea air and seeing how the debt crisis has affected the Greek population following the reopening of the banks.