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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...

24 Apr 2018

Debtors should only be permitted to pay what they owe by instalments if that is fair to their creditors and achieves finality within a reasonable period. The Court of Appeal made that point in a...

23 Apr 2018

When making a will, the law does not require you to act fairly and the general rule is that everyone is permitted to leave their worldly assets to whoever they wish. In a case on point, the High...

23 Apr 2018

When assessing the ability of borrowers to repay loans, lenders are required to take account of their personal characteristics, including any disabilities from which they suffer. The Court of...

23 Apr 2018

The so called ‘right to be forgotten’ has been given substance by a landmark case in which a businessman succeeded in having references to a past criminal conviction de-listed by...

23 Apr 2018

Hidden within the title deeds of many homes are restrictions on the uses to which they can be put and it takes a trained professional eye to spot them. In a case on point, one such restriction...

20 Apr 2018

Minority shareholders have only a limited say in how companies are run, but they do have a legal entitlement to be treated fairly and honestly. One case in which that patently did not happen...

19 Apr 2018

It is the mark of a civilised and fair system of justice that, when judicial mistakes are made, they are publicly exposed. The Court of Appeal did just that in clearing an adoptive father of...

18 Apr 2018

Natural light is an essential feature of any desirable home and is a vital factor in many planning decisions. The High Court made that point in quashing planning permission granted for development...

17 Apr 2018

If you think you have a stake in a property that is not recorded on the title deeds, you should seek legal advice straight away. One example of the consequences of delay concerned an 87-year-old...

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