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23 Jun 2017

Staff pregnancies can be disruptive, particularly for small businesses, but it is vital that employers do not allow their decision-making to become infected by discrimination. In one case, a hair...

22 Jun 2017

Almost everyone has been targeted by an unsolicited direct marketing campaign, but the authorities are getting on top of the problem and fines of up to £500,000 can be imposed on those who...

21 Jun 2017

Contrary to popular belief, you cannot say whatever you like on the Internet and ill-considered comments posted in anger can prove extremely costly. In one case, a disgruntled football fan was...

20 Jun 2017

One of the many drawbacks of oral agreements is that the status, and even the identity, of the contracting parties can be left in doubt. One High Court case involving a substantial waste removal...

19 Jun 2017

On the whole, we are not accustomed in the UK to long periods of hot weather, so when high temperatures do arise employers may not be prepared to deal with situations that arise as a result....

19 Jun 2017

In a unique decision, a family judge has ruled that a marriage that endured for less than three weeks prior to separation remained legally valid when the husband – who had by then undergone...

19 Jun 2017

It is a long-established principle of law that those who are injured in the course of their own criminal acts are not entitled to compensation. The rule came under High Court analysis in one case...

15 Jun 2017

The definition of ‘disability’ has been the subject of much legal debate ever since the Equality Act 2010...

14 Jun 2017

In a decision that will be required reading for family, charity and company lawyers, a divorced former couple who founded a $4 billion children’s charity have won the backing of the High...

14 Jun 2017

Basement extensions are increasingly popular, particularly in densely populated inner city areas with very high property prices, but they are by no means free from controversy. That was certainly...

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