Residents won’t continue with their six-year legal battle

11 Aug 2017

Local residents have given up their long-running battle to be allowed to remain at a site near Beverley, Yorkshire. Locals had gone to the Court of Appeal in an effort to secure permission for 73 dwellings to remain at Lakeminster


Anger mounts over top-up fees

11 Aug 2017

Around a quarter of care home residents who are entitled to care funded by the local authority are falling victim to a “stealth tax”. Age UK has warned that a sizeable number of families are being forced to pay top-up


Drawing attention to the less-recognised signs of domestic abuse

11 Aug 2017

A video campaign is aiming to raise awareness of some of the less commonly acknowledged aspects of domestic abuse. At least a quarter of people will be victims at some stage in their lives and the abuse can often be


Hethertons welcomes the end of “unlawful” Tribunal fees

11 Aug 2017

Hethertons’ head of employment law has welcomed the recent Supreme Court ruling on Employment Tribunal fees. In R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, the Supreme Court ruled that the introduction of the fees four years ago was


Landlords admit to changing letting strategy

11 Aug 2017

A growing number of landlords are refusing to rent properties to under 35s, citing concerns they won’t be paid on time and tenants will not honour the terms of the contract. New research, carried out by Yorkshire’s Sheffield Hallam University


Britain’s entrepreneurs struggle to get their business to the next stage

11 Aug 2017

The UK needs to do more to nurture a climate in which start-ups feel they can expand, a businessman has said. Jim Duffy, the co-founder of business accelerator Moonshot Academy, has noted the problem that Britain has in growing its


Changes to hotel plans are announced

11 Aug 2017

Plans to renovate a building in York city centre have been altered, the York Press has revealed. Hotel chain Malmaison had previously agreed a deal to move into Yorkshire House, Rougier Street, which had at one time been the offices


Important ruling on holiday pay could have a big impact on York’s businesses

11 Aug 2017

Hethertons’ head of employment law, Jo Yeates, has said that a recent Employment Tribunal ruling could have a big impact on holiday pay in the UK. The case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council v Willetts has found that voluntary overtime


Two new paralegals join Hethertons experienced team

11 Aug 2017

Hethertons has welcomed two new paralegals to its growing team. Amber Khanna and Pru Walton have both begun work with the practice and will be assisting the firm’s experienced team of solicitors. Pru will be working with Hethertons’ Dispute Resolution


Hethertons mark 70 years in York with celebration

11 Aug 2017

Staff, clients and professional contacts of Hethertons recently gathered together to celebrate 70 years of the firm’s work in the City of York. Held at The Hospitium in Museum Gardens, the event was an opportunity to look back on the