Equality Act Defences – A reminder for landlords when taking action against disabled tenants

Equality Act Defences – A reminder for landlords when taking action against disabled tenants

Birmingham v Stephenson [2016] EWCA Civ 1029 The above case was reported last week and concluded: Disabled defendant’s should be given a realistic opportunity to defend Once there was a potential Equality Act defence, the burden of proving that the discrimination was proportionate shifted to the landlord “the burden was on the council to show that […]

Brexit – what does it mean for UK franchising?

Brexit – what does it mean for UK franchising?

What a difference a few days make! While the result of the Referendum was widely expected to be close, there is a sense that even those advocating ‘Leave’ were surprised by the result. It is far too soon to know what the outcome will be on the franchise industry and the best advice to our clients is to carry on as before.