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12 Dec 2017

It is perfectly legitimate for public authorities to exploit their property holdings for the benefit of the public purse. A tribunal made that point in opening the way for a local authority to...

11 Dec 2017

In an extremely rare ‘wrongful birth’ case, a woman who would have terminated her pregnancy had she been aware that her son would be born gravely disabled has won a record £9...

08 Dec 2017

Unsolicited marketing messages are a modern scourge that causes upset to millions. However, in a case that showed that the authorities are far from powerless to deal with such abuses, a claims...

07 Dec 2017

The distinction between taxable remuneration arising from employment and tax-free compensation for the surrender of employment rights is a crucial one but has proved perennially tricky. In a test...

07 Dec 2017

Consistency in official decision-making is important, but the High Court has ruled that a housing developer who endured the galling experience of being refused planning consent just days before...

06 Dec 2017

Appointment as executor of a friend or loved one’s estate is an honour, but also carries heavy legal responsibilities. In one case that proved the point, a man who failed in his duty to...

06 Dec 2017

Can employers be held liable for the criminal actions of rogue workers who disclose colleagues' personal data on the Internet? In an important test case arising from a huge data leak from the...

05 Dec 2017

After losing its case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which found that Uber drivers are workers and thus have the right to be paid the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage and to...

05 Dec 2017

It is all very well leaving all your legal affairs in the hands of a loved one you trust but, as one Court of Appeal case strikingly showed, taking independent legal advice is always a good idea,...

05 Dec 2017

When workers are dismissed for poor performance, it is understandable that some employers might wish to soften the blow by giving some other reason. However, as one case showed, there is a duty...

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