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16 Aug 2017

Local authorities are under a legal duty to provide suitable accommodation for the homeless, but the rules are complex and – as one case showed – a solicitor’s office should be...

14 Aug 2017

Everyone is nowadays well aware that smoking is bad for you, but that was not the case in the 1950s and earlier at a time when thousands of people were exposed to asbestos. That point was made in...

14 Aug 2017

Relentless demand for housing in urban areas means local authorities are reluctant to approve developments that entail the loss of even a small number of residential units. The point was made as...

11 Aug 2017

Official decisions can have a dramatic impact on your life – but one of the benefits of living in a country where the rule of law prevails is that they can be challenged. The point was...

11 Aug 2017

Employment Tribunals (ETs) are at the forefront of the battle to eradicate discrimination in all its forms from the workplace. It is obviously vital that they practice what they preach and that is...

10 Aug 2017

When making your will, the law expects that you will not forget your responsibilities to those who have a legitimate call on your bounty. The point was made by one case in which a father left his...

08 Aug 2017

When it comes to issuing service charge demands, landlords must stick to the letter of leases or risk recovering nothing at all – even if that results in tenants receiving an unwarranted...

07 Aug 2017

Family judges are well aware that it is preferable for youngsters to be brought up by their natural families and that adoption is a last resort. However, as one case clearly showed, they will not...

07 Aug 2017

It has for a very long time been possible for vulnerable people to be represented in court by litigation friends so that they can have proper access to justice. Now, in a decision of general...

04 Aug 2017

The nature of confidentiality has been pondered by the Court of Appeal in a guideline decision concerning a parent who posted information about eleven-plus examination papers online before all the...

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