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LBC's Legal Hour and Thomas Dunton

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio.

During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

This provides a great opportunity to hear concerns and opinions from the general public and so keep in touch with how people view the legal profession, what the main issues are and how we can reach out and help.

The programme illustrates the need for the public to be able to ask questions on legal matters and as a result, Thomas Dunton now offer free talks in local libraries and to various other groups on a variety of legal subjects that affect us all, such as Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Inheritance Tax, Care Home fees. etc.

Please click on the audio players below (orange buttons) to hear the programmes and use the time-line to find the question you want to hear.

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (26 April, 2017)

The latest programme recorded on 26th April 2017 is now available. Well known broadcaster Clive Bull was the host for the evening. During the live broadcasts, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (15 March, 2017)

The latest programme recorded on 15th March 2017 is now available. Well known sports reporter Ian Payne was the host for the evening. During the live broadcasts, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (4 January, 2017)

Two new programmes

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio. You can listen to the whole of each broadcast, or just select a particular topic, by clicking on the individual headings within each programme.


The latest recordings of two shows broadcast on 12th December and 4th January are now available. During the live broadcasts, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (12 December, 2016)

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio. During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

You can listen to the whole of each broadcast or just select a particular topic by clicking on the individual headings within each programme. The latest recording for 12th December is now available.

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (12 October, 2016)

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio.
During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.

You can listen to the whole of each broadcast or just select a particular topic by clicking on the individual headings within each programme. The latest recording for 12th October is now available.

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (27 July, 2016)

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio. During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.You can listen to the complete set of broadcasts where he answers questions on a wide variety of subjects from the public or select a particular topic by using our individual directories for each programme.

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (25 October, 2015)

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton is delighted to be associated with Clive Bull on his Legal Hour phone-in programme on LBC radio. During the live broadcast, Vernon is asked many interesting and varied questions from members of the public.You can listen to the complete set of broadcasts where he answers questions on a wide variety of subjects from the public or select a particular topic by using our individual directories for each programme.

Subjects discussed include the following with approximate timings:
  • New laws concerning dispute resolution over goods and services 1.30 — 5.00
  • Reputational Loss 5.10 — 8.30
  • Fly Tipping 8.35 — 11.15
  • Payment for training by agencies 13.55 — 16.40
  • Service charges for Leasehold flat 16.45 — 19.00
  • Fraudulent Car Insurance Claim 19.05 — 23.30
  • Payment for Self Employed person 24.50 — 27.45
  • Returning item on Ebay 27.48 — 30.15
  • Tenancy problems with Leasehold flat 30.20 — 34.20
  • Admission of liability in Road Traffic Accident 34.45 — 37.00
  • Renewing Tenancy Agreement 37.05 — 39.45
  • Smoking nuisance by neighbour 39.55 — 40.55

LBC Legal Hour broadcast by Vernon Hadida (May 13, 2015)

The Legal Hour, which is broadcast Wednesday evenings on LBC 97.3 and hosted by Clive Bull, offered another scintillating hour of legal issues provided by the public and answered by Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Mediation 1.25 — 6.25
  • Property/Renting 6.50 — 9.25
  • Employment dispute 9.50 — 13.00
  • Bailiffs 13.35 — 16.25
  • Children/Access/Residency 16.50 –21.00
  • Employment Law/Settlement 22.05 — 25.00
  • Mobile Telephone contract 25.10 — 32.00
  • Tenancy 33.30 — 37.00
  • Removing person from property 37.00 — 40.00

Thomas Dunton on Clive Bull’s Legal Hour (March 25, 2015)

Once again, our senior partner at Thomas Dunton, Vernon Hadida, takes legal questions from the public on Clive Bull’s Legal Hour on LBC 97.3.

This week, Vernon is joined by a guest, Emma from Saga, who will explain the importance of making a Will and the need to take proper legal advice when doing so.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  •  Increase in Court fees  1.30 — 4.20
  • Legal Aid 4.20 — 6.00
  • Mediation 6.00 — 7.00
  • Pregnancy at work issue 7.20 — 9.40
  •  Poor quality “paid for” training 9.50 — 12.30
  • Parking issues with neighbours 12.55 — 16.40
  • Investigating accidents at work 16.45 — 19.20
  • Acquiring outstanding wages 19.25 — 23.25
  • Disputes over Wills (Emma from Saga) 23.45 — 29.45
  • Businesses leases and licences 30.10 — 32.00
  • Buying freehold of leasehold property 32.00 — 34.55
  • Repayment of loan to ex-wife 35.10 — 40.10
  • Dispute over property ownership 40.15 — 44.15

Thomas Dunton back on Clive Bull’s Legal Hour (October 23, 2014)

We hope you enjoy this podcast of the latest edition of Clive Bull’s “Legal Hour” (LBC 97.3) broadcast with our own senior partner, Vernon Hadida, taking a variety of legal questions from members of the public.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Mediation 0.35 — 3.40
  • Dispute over Divorce Agreement 3.55 — 6.10
  • Property change of use and new rateable value 6.10 — 8.50
  • Parking penalties 8.55 — 11.15
  • Lost Title Deeds 12.20 — 14.20
  • Clinical Injury claim 14.30 — 17.20
  • Issues with buying a new build property 17.25 — 21.35
  • Selling property with faulty boiler 21.20 — 25.35
  • Late payment of Service Charge 25.45 — 27.45
  • Over payment of wages 27.50 — 31.25
  • Banned from retail premises 31.55 — 35.55
  • Withholding payment for building work 36.00 — 37.55
  • Problems with new car 38.00 — 41.00

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (April 14, 2014)

Another entertaining and informative hour with Vernon Hadida and the LBC team.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Legal Aid and Mediation 1.25 — 6.10
  • Employment Contracts 6.15 — 9.15
  • Failure to pay rent to landlord 9.25 — 12.00
  • Marriage and Divorce — can you buck the system ? 12.30 — 15.15
  • Making a Personal Injury claim 15.20 — 19.25
  • Dispute with Renting Agency 19.30 — 21.25
  • Overgrown vegetation from neighbours garden 21.30 — 22.20
  • Dispute over selling a jointly owned property 23.15 — 28.00
  • House destroyed by explosion has no insurance 28.10 — 31.15
  • Boundary dispute 31.20 — 35.35
  • Claiming expenses for challenged parking fine 36.00 — 38.15
  • “Buy now, Pay later” dispute 38.18 — 40.34
  • Goods not delivered  40.40 — 42.30
  • Items stolen from gym 42.30 — 43.50

LBC Legal Hour with Vernon Hadida (December 30, 2013)

Even over Christmas, Clive Bull’s Legal Hour programme on LBC 97.3 was still essential listening to thousands of Londoners. On December 30th  Vernon Hadida, from Thomas Dunton Solicitors in Orpington, braved the weather to answer your phone-in  questions.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Who owns a LinkedIn account ? 1.21 — 4.35
  • Liability for damaged roof in block of flats 4.45 — 8.00
  • Repossession of jointly owned property 8.05 — 12.35
  • Time limits on gift vouchers 13.05 — 15.35
  • Employers Public Liability Insurance 15.40 — 18.40
  • Holiday entitlement 18.45 — 23.00
  • Uncompleted work by builder 23.45 — 28.00
  • Damage to property by internet company 28.10 — 32.35
  • Compensation for delayed flight 32.40 — 34.50
  • Dispute over Probate 35.05 — 37.55
  • Rights of internet purchaser 38.25 — 40.14
  • Employment issues — sickness and working hours  41.20 — 47.00

LBC Legal Hour broadcast by Vernon Hadida (29 October, 2013)

The Legal Hour, broadcast Monday evenings on LBC 97.3, has a new host in Clive Bull who has recently taken over from Ian Dale. Ian, who has been with the programme for some time, moves to the earlier “drive” slot.

On October 28th, the person answering listeners questions was their regular stand-in legal expert Vernon Hadida, from Thomas Dunton Solicitors in Orpington.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Mediation and Divorce 1.30 — 3.45
  • Recruitment fees and salary payments for Agency staff 4.20 — 6.25
  • Selling jointly owned properties 6.30 — 8.35
  • Unlawful deduction of wages 8.50 — 11.20
  • Legal advantages of marriage 13.35 — 16.30
  • Rights of voluntary workers 16.40 — 18.05
  • Building work at a holiday hotel 18.15 —  19.35
  • Parking fines and leased vehicles 19.40 — 23.15
  • County Court Judgements 25.00 — 26.30
  • Responsibility for paying parking fines 26.35 — 28.55
  • Executors problems with Probate 28.55 — 35.20
  • Responsibility for insulating a rented property 36.15 — 38.25
  • Rules when using a gymnasium 38.28 — 41.00
  • Acting on the advice of an astrologer 41.05 — 44.30
  • Payment of an outdated cheque 44.40 — 46.00

Thomas Dunton on LBC Radio (March 4, 2013)

Vernon Hadida, a senior partner at Thomas Dunton, and Iain Dale, host of LBC’s Legal Hour, have held another very successful live broadcast in which members of the public phoned in with their legal questions.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Mediation 0.40 — 1.00
  •  Damage to adjacent property by builder 1.10 — 4.45
  • Compelling the local Council to take action 4.45 — 7.00
  • Settlement of Hire Purchase agreement 7.25 — 11.20
  • Finances on separation in marriage 11.50 — 13.30
  • Cost of recovery of vehicle from Police Pound 13.35 — 15.30
  • Boundary dispute 15.35 — 17.54
  • Fuel allowance for company cars 17.50 — 20.05
  • Lending mortgage deposit to children 20.20 — 22.40
  • Underpayment of Income Tax 23.30 — 27.25
  • Disposal of property for unmarried couple with children 27.25 — 32.20
  • Abandoned property in neighbourhood 32.45 — 34.55
  • Dispute over property outside the UK 34.55 — 37.35
  • Bankrupt partner in joint business venture 37.40 — 41.40

Thomas Dunton on LBC Radio (July 23, 2012)

We hope that you enjoy this very interesting and informative podcast of Iain Dale’s Legal Hour (LBC 97.3) that was broadcast last year with our own senior partner, Vernon Hadida , taking legal questions from members of the public on this popular weekly live phone-in programme.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Compensation for injury in road accident 03.2 — 1.55
  • Redundancy payments 2.00 — 5.46
  • Planning permission for extension 5.50 — 10.15
  • Parking on raised kerb 10.15 — 12.10
  • Disputed road traffic accident 12.40 — 20.35
  • “Reservation of Title” clause in business contract 20.40 — 23.15
  • Eviction Orders 23.55 — 27.20
  • Compensation in case of food poisoning 27.30 — 30.30
  • Obtaining reference from former employer 30.30 — 31.50
  • Deposit on wedding venue 31.55 — 37.40
  • Revised employment contracts and reduced wages 38.00 — 40.00
  • Loss of earnings due to delays in repaired vehicle 40.05 — 43.05
  • Demand for undercharging of electricity 43.10 — 45.00
  • Payments into Pension scheme 45.15 — 48.00
  • Essential repairs when landlord refuses 48.00 — 49.00

Thomas Dunton on LBC Radio (June 18, 2012)

Please listen to the latest broadcast on Iain Dale’s Legal Hour on LBC 97.3 by Vernon Hadida who is a senior Partner at Thomas Dunton Solicitors. Vernon is becoming quite a feature on this popular live phone-in programme where he answers legal questions from the public.

  • Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Mediation 1.48 — 3.12
  • Faulty good supplied 3.15 — 5.50
  • Right of a written Contract of Employment 5.55 — 6.25
  • Blocked drains on neighbours property 6.30 — 7.15
  • Payment of parking fine by employer 7.20 — 9.20
  • Contracted hours of employment 9.25 — 10.55
  • Employment contracts and appraisals with new employer 11.00 — 14.05
  • Problems with tall Leylandii trees 14.25 — 17.15
  • Statutory minimum holiday entitlements 17.15 — 18.05
  • Parking rights for flat resident 18.10 — 20.10
  • Personal Injury claim in Dubai — 20.15 — 21.20
  • Unfair Dismissal for 67 year old 21.20 — 23.15
  • Dispute concerning old parking fine 23.40 — 25.40
  • Redundancy payments 25.45 — 28.30
  • Dispute concerning Broadband contract 29.20 — 32.35
  • Can Police break the Law to enforce the law 32.30 — 34.30
  • Poor workmanship 35.25 — 37.30
  • Unfair charges by bailiffs acting for the Council 38.10 — 40.55
  • Smoke detectors in rented premises 40.55 — 42.45
  • Car parking fine 42.50 — 44.55
  • Non payment of Maintenance Order 45.00 — 46.55

Thomas Dunton returns to LBC 97.3 Radio (March 6, 2012)

Listen to the whole broadcast where Vernon Hadida answers questions on a wide variety of subjects from the public.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Misuse of funding for training course 1.00 — 2.45
  • Availability  of local Council information 2.50 — 6.35
  • Paternity issues with the CSA 6.40 — 14.30
  • Employment Law and suspensions 15.25 — 21.45
  • Evicting a squatter 21.50 — 24.30
  • Landlords costs for time wasted by tenant 24.45 — 28.20
  • Car clamping issue 28.25 — 30.30
  • Legal action against a Barrister 30.35 — 33.45
  • Flat damaged by adjacent property 34.00 — 36.15
  • Car damaged during repairs 37.10 — 41.05
  • Sale of property when divorcing 41.38 — 44.40
  • Compensation for unfair dismissal 44.55 — 47.00

Thomas Dunton on LBC 97.3 Radio! (December 6, 2011)

The first broadcast by Vernon Hadida on LBC 97.3’s weekly live phone-in programme The Legal Hour, answering questions on a wide variety of subjects from the public.

Subjects discussed this week include the following with approximate timings:
  • Introduction to Vernon on his first broadcast 0.25 — 1.30
  • Employment Tribunals 2.05 — 3.50
  • Planning permission for plot of land 4.10 — 6.55
  • Planning permission and Building Control 7.05 — 10.50
  • Department of Works and Pensions 12.00 — 16.40
  • Unfair dismissal claim 16.48 — 18.50
  • Section 146 Notice 19.00 — 21.05
  • Self-employed pay and holiday entitlements when working through agency 21.10 — 22.10
  • How long to keep legal papers 22.10 — 22.40
  • Proposals for mediation in criminal cases 23.40 — 25.10
  • Employment contracts and pensions when firm taken over 26.10 — 29.35
  • Dispute over private sale of car 29.40 — 30.50
  • Re-mortgaging a non standard build property 30.55 — 34.00
  • Personal loans and protection plans 34.35 — 36.20
  • Family dispute over funeral arrangement 36.30 — 39.30
  • Dispute over accident with foreign driver and vehicle 39.35 — 42.52
  • Wrongful deduction of wages 42.55 — 44.00

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