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17 Nov 2017

Allegations that people have been unduly influenced by others in making their wills are relatively common, but claims of actual fraud are far rarer. In one such case, a judge found that a daughter...

16 Nov 2017

Following a four-week pilot scheme, the Employment Tribunal Fees Refund Scheme is now open to anyone who paid fees in respect of an Employment Tribunal or Employment Appeal Tribunal claim after...

16 Nov 2017

In a decision of interest to insolvency practitioners, the High Court has ruled that an insolvent airline is not entitled to be allocated valuable take-off and landing slots, in which there is a...

14 Nov 2017

Just like property buyers, those who purchase businesses are entitled to have their questions honestly answered by the vendors before a price is agreed. In one case where that sadly did not happen...

14 Nov 2017

One of the cherished features of the Green Belt is its openness and that concept is not confined simply to visual amenity. The High Court made that point in scotching plans to convert industrial...

13 Nov 2017

Parallel proceedings in different countries in respect of the same subject matter are generally discouraged by judges. However, in one case, the High Court ruled that England is distinctly the...

13 Nov 2017

In a ground-breaking decision that underlined the primacy of European law, the Supreme Court has opened the way for a police officer to appeal against her dismissal to an Employment Tribunal (ET)...

10 Nov 2017

In a ground-breaking ruling, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed that drivers for online cab giants Uber are ‘workers’, as defined by the...

10 Nov 2017

Your job may give you access to confidential data but the consequences of giving in to nosiness can be severe indeed. In one case, a midwife who took the opportunity to snoop through the files of...

10 Nov 2017

Christmas is a busy time for a lot of businesses, with many taking on temporary staff to cope with the extra workload. At the same time, many employees will want to take time off to spend with...

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