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18 Jan 2018

In a world made small by the ease of international travel, cross-cultural relationships are commonplace and the risks of child abduction are very real. However, as one High Court case showed,...

16 Jan 2018

Thousands of employees rely on company pension schemes to fund their retirement and that is why both regulators and the courts enjoy broad powers to ensure they are properly managed. In one case...

16 Jan 2018

Transparency is a hallmark of the planning system, particularly where developments might cause environmental harm. The Supreme Court made that point in striking down plans for hundreds of new...

16 Jan 2018

Boundary disputes can be intractable and painful for all concerned. However, as one case concerning adjoining terraced houses showed, obtaining specialist legal advice is the best means of...

15 Jan 2018

Since the advent of the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), those who work shifts of six hours or more...

11 Jan 2018

Beach huts are highly desirable and can command equally high prices. However, as one High Court case showed, the legal position of those who occupy them is often far from clear and may not be as...

10 Jan 2018

Winning compensation is one thing, but enforcing its payment is another. That point could hardly have been more powerfully made than by a case in which a domestic servant who was awarded almost...

05 Jan 2018

The legal requirement that, when making a will, you must make reasonable provision for those who are dependent upon you generally benefits hard-up family members or loved ones. However, in a case...

04 Jan 2018

Determining the true reason for an employee’s dismissal is one of the hardest tasks undertaken by Employment Tribunals (ETs). That was certainly so in one case in which a school’s...

04 Jan 2018

In blocking proposals for a penthouse flat, the High Court identified a series of reckless errors by a property company or its agents and noted that the case served as an object lesson on how not...

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