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13 Aug 2018

It has long been established that those who suffer injury or financial loss as a result of their own illegal acts are not entitled to compensation. The Court of Appeal upheld that principle in...

13 Aug 2018

Those who doubt the legal advantages of getting married should take note of a case in which an elderly man was left facing homelessness after his partner’s unexpected death and had to go to...

10 Aug 2018

When official bodies make final decisions that affect your rights, the law generally does not permit them to later change their minds. The Court of Appeal succinctly made that point in a...

10 Aug 2018

Workplace disciplinary proceedings are never pleasant and it is understandable that employers may wish to deal with them as swiftly as possible. However, in one case, an engineering company paid...

10 Aug 2018

Local authorities that do not have a five-year supply of housing land in place take the risk that planning permission will be granted for developments they consider undesirable. However, as a High...

09 Aug 2018

Boardroom conflict can often mean directors falling into opposing camps, with deadlock the result. However, as a High Court decision in the context of the fishing industry showed, taking legal...

08 Aug 2018

If you fail to remember your dependants in your will, it is highly likely that a judge will intervene after your death to ensure they are reasonably provided for. Exactly that happened in one case...

07 Aug 2018

Members of the public who are preyed upon by dishonest businesses at least have the comfort of knowing that those responsible face severe punishment. In one case on point, the fraudulent managing...

07 Aug 2018

If you purchase a house that turns out to be worth less than you paid for it as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing, how should your compensation be calculated? The High Court addressed...

06 Aug 2018

Buying a home is the biggest investment that most people ever make and that is why instructing a lawyer to represent you really is essential. In a case that underlined the point, a couple who...

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