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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...

02 Aug 2018

Moving around the globe to where the work is has become a way of life for many, but often begs the question where, if anywhere, a person has settled. A family judge was faced with just that issue...

01 Aug 2018

Those who fail to promptly and accurately answer requests from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for information about their tax affairs are at risk of penal sanctions. The Court of Appeal has,...

01 Aug 2018

Those who manage to obtain planning permission for construction projects are sadly often tempted to build on a wider or taller scale than has actually been permitted. However, as any good lawyer...

30 Jul 2018

Where medical professionals and loved ones are unanimous that it would not be in a gravely ill patient’s best interests to keep them alive by clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (...

30 Jul 2018

The long-standing ban on compensation being paid to victims of violent crime who were preyed on by members of their own family prior to 1 October 1979 has been ruled incompatible with fundamental...

30 Jul 2018

Every sensible business owner is aware that today’s trusted employee may become tomorrow’s competitor. However, as a High Court ruling showed, with the right legal advice and...

27 Jul 2018

Local authorities are entitled to establish criteria by which priorities in respect of housing waiting lists are set. However, as an important High Court ruling made clear, any such criteria that...

27 Jul 2018

The aesthetic merits, or otherwise, of developments are subjective matters for local planning authorities to decide and judges will very rarely intervene. The High Court made that point in...

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