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02 Nov 2017

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court has upheld a damages claim brought by a woman who was subjected to physical and sexual abuse whilst in foster care as a child. In what will be viewed as...

01 Nov 2017

The clock is ticking fast regarding compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will be fully enforced from 25 May 2018, with severe penalties for non-compliance.

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01 Nov 2017

Personal autonomy is nowadays a crucial factor in divorce and judges are anxious to ensure that the end of a marriage is accompanied by the termination of dependency. In one big money case, the...

31 Oct 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...

31 Oct 2017

Hope springs eternal, but business aspirations sadly are not always crowned by success. That was certainly so in one case in which minority shareholders in an ill-fated advertising company sought...

31 Oct 2017

A line on a map, however finely drawn, can never be narrow or precise enough to identify a boundary with absolute accuracy. As one case concerning a footpath showed, that inescapable fact lies at...

30 Oct 2017

Diplomats are immune from the jurisdiction of the courts of host countries – but there are limits to that principle. The Supreme Court identified one such in an important decision concerning...

27 Oct 2017

If a negligent worker causes injury in the course of his job, compensation is generally payable by his or her employer under the principle of vicarious liability. However, as one case concerning...

27 Oct 2017

Leases often date back many years and inflation means that ground rents payable often dwindle to apparently trifling sums – however, they must still be paid. In one case that underlined the...

26 Oct 2017

Does the concept of ‘cheating’ necessarily involve an element of dishonesty? The Supreme Court tackled that thorny issue in finding that a professional card player who won £7.7...

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