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30 Apr 2018

When businesses are sold, restrictions are often imposed in order to prevent sellers simply pocketing the money and setting up in competition – but how should compensation for breach of such...

30 Apr 2018

In an unusual but instructive passing off case, the High Court has ruled that a tattoo artist to the stars must live with the cactus shop down the road having the same name as his salon. He had...

27 Apr 2018

Despite any number of cautionary tales appearing in the press and elsewhere, many unmarried cohabitees unwisely persist in buying properties together without taking legal advice. In one case, a...

27 Apr 2018

Austerity pay freezes imposed on hundreds of local authority workers amounted to a breach of their contracts for which they are entitled to be compensated, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a case...

27 Apr 2018

The concept of domicile is notoriously slippery to pin down and frequently involves discerning the intentions of people who are no longer with us. That was certainly so in one case concerning a...

25 Apr 2018

Many flat tenants are licensed to make use of a common garden, but what happens to those rights if they acquire the freehold of their homes? The Court of Appeal considered that issue in the...

25 Apr 2018

Appointing trustees who are also beneficiaries can lead to conflicts of interest and that is why it is always best to appoint independent professionals to do the job. That point was clearly made...

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