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12 Apr 2019

When sick or infirm people lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves, the law steps in to protect them – even against the well-meaning interference of loved ones. In a case on point...

12 Apr 2019

The territorial reach of UK Employment Tribunals (ETs) is not without limit and the overseas presence of many British businesses can give rise to difficult jurisdictional issues. A recent case...

12 Apr 2019

In cases of suspected child abuse, a judicial finding that a parent is within the pool of possible perpetrators is obviously devastating for family life. As a guideline Court of Appeal decision...

10 Apr 2019

When the real owner of an asset is different from its formal owner, that fact should always be recorded in writing. However, as a High Court case showed, repeated judicial warnings to that effect...

08 Apr 2019

It is sadly common for wealthy people to exhibit extreme reluctance to disclose their assets if their marriages end in divorce. However, as a case concerning a husband worth more than £300...

05 Apr 2019

Few would fail to appreciate the irony of the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) being embroiled in a dispute with a trade union representing its own employees. However, the...

04 Apr 2019

Transparency and public consultation are the bulwarks that ensure the fairness of the planning system. However, as a High Court case concerning a social housing development showed, not every lapse...

02 Apr 2019

When parents lose children to adoption through no fault of their own it is unsurprising that they often wish to maintain contact with their offspring. However, as a Court of Appeal ruling showed,...

02 Apr 2019

The Government is not immune to the law of unintended consequences and the High Court has found that legislators would be aghast if made aware of the discriminatory impacts of provisions designed...

01 Apr 2019

Employers are reminded that new National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates apply from 1 April 2019. These are as follows:

  • The NLW, which applies to those...

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