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03 May 2018

It is sadly common for divorcees, particularly in big money cases, to seek to avoid their responsibilities by concealing their assets behind a web of offshore companies. However, as one High Court...

02 May 2018

A great many commercial and residential leases grant rights to tenants that can only be exercised with their landlords’ consent, which cannot be unreasonably withheld – but what...

01 May 2018

Registering open land as a town or village green is an effective means of protecting it from development – but what happens when the land concerned is owned by a public authority? The Court...

01 May 2018

Those who suffer unlawful discrimination in the workplace are entitled to be compensated for injury to their feelings and, following an important Court of Appeal decision, such awards will...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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