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19 Apr 2018

It is the mark of a civilised and fair system of justice that, when judicial mistakes are made, they are publicly exposed. The Court of Appeal did just that in clearing an adoptive father of...

18 Apr 2018

Natural light is an essential feature of any desirable home and is a vital factor in many planning decisions. The High Court made that point in quashing planning permission granted for development...

17 Apr 2018

If you think you have a stake in a property that is not recorded on the title deeds, you should seek legal advice straight away. One example of the consequences of delay concerned an 87-year-old...

16 Apr 2018

Is a spouse’s future earning capacity capable of being a matrimonial asset to which the sharing principle should be applied in divorce? In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal has...

16 Apr 2018

Failing to pay staff the National Minimum Wage stores up serious financial trouble for the future and employers who do not understand the law will be stung with a longer tail following a tribunal...

13 Apr 2018

English law presumes that landowners also have title to the air above their properties and the subsoil beneath them, right down to the centre of the earth – but what happens if a property is...

12 Apr 2018

It is only right that offers made by developers to put part of their profits back into the community should be taken into account when making planning decisions. One High Court case on this...

10 Apr 2018

The Enterprise Management Option (EMO) scheme has been with us for several years now. It allows companies to incentivise key staff by the issue of share options under terms which carry significant...

09 Apr 2018

One powerful reason why you should always seek legal advice before making your will is to ensure that you meet your responsibilities to those who depend upon you financially. In one case on point...

09 Apr 2018

Officials sometimes make mistakes and it is one of the primary functions of the law to put them right. In one case on point, the High Court quashed planning permission for three marquees in the...

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