Police & criminal justice data record violations

The criminal justice sector including Police National Computer (PNC) and Courts have access to a wide range of sensitive information about us. However, the data is not being looked after as well as it should. Here is a case report of a recent matter of data breach we have dealt with.

Constructive Dismissal or Unfair Dismissal?

Have you experienced a constructive dismissal or have been treated so unfairly that you had to resign? Our expert employment law solicitors are experienced to deal with constructive and unfair dismissal claims and advice you on making applications to the tribunal and getting the right compensation.

UK Government Announces Return of Post Study Work Permit

Murria Solicitors are delighted to highlight the Home Office announcement that under new proposals international students will be allowed to stay in the UK under PSW (Post Study Work Permit) for two years after graduation to find Employment.
Egg Allergy accident claim

BHAMRA V DUBB (T/A LUCKY CATERERS) [2010] EWCA CIV 13 (20 JANUARY 2010)

Caterer At Sikh Wedding Under Duty To Take Reasonable Care Not To Serve Dishes Containing Egg: The Court of Appeal dismissed the appellant caterer's appeal against a decision that he was liable for personal injuries sustained by the deceased, who was allergic to egg and died from anaphylactic shock having eaten a dish containing egg at a Sikh wedding.

Have you been sold a rip-off will?

You may have seen some disturbing reports in the press recently about rip-off wills from banks. Many families have lost thousands after being sold rip-off wills with unfair T&Cs buried within the small print. It’s thought that about 1.5 million people may have been sold the wills.

Deletion of records from Police systems

The general rule in law is that if someone is arrested, whether or not they are charged with a criminal offence, details of their arrest, along with their photograph and any samples taken e.g. fingerprints and DNA, are stored on Police databases.

How often should you update your will?

Does your will as it currently stands still accurately reflect your wishes? A lot of people tend to write a will and then forget about it, even if significant events have actually rendered aspects of it invalid or no longer appropriate.

Law Commission recommends search warrant modernisation

At Murria, we have an exceptional track record when it comes to challenging search warrants and taking legal action for unlawful searches and seizure of property by the Police and other law enforcement agencies such as HMRC and UK Border Agency.

10 Tips When Making Your Will

Sadly, many of us never get round to making a will. According to the Law Society, one in three people die without ever having made a will.However it is an absolute must for anyone who has loved ones, whom they wish to protect.

Housing Law – Gas Safety Certificates

The case of Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz has clarified the position regarding service of Gas Safety Certificates and the validity of Section 21 Notices, with regard to Tenancies started after the commencement of the Deregulation Act 2015, in October of that year.

Sham Agents

We are coming across an increasing number of Letting Agents who are flagrantly flouting the law. Landlords must remember that the Agent is their Agent and they are responsible for their actions, and inactions.

Unprotected Tenancy Deposits

We are shocked to learn how many Landlords still do not lodge the Deposits they take from their Tenants, with a regulated Deposit Protection Scheme. Disputes arising from an unprotected Deposit can cost a Landlord thousands of pounds in compensation to their Tenants. It is against the law to take a Deposit and not protect it in an approved scheme.

Judgment overturned without an Appeal

We were instructed by a tenant in a commercial landlord and tenant dispute whereby the landlord (a limited company) forfeited (i.e. terminated) a lease on the grounds of alleged breach of covenant, namely the failure to pay utility bills in relation to the premises.

Claim by Prison In-Mate

On 25 June 2015, whilst our client was an inmate at HMP Oakwood, he slipped and injured his back. A claim was pursued against G4S, which runs the prison.