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16 Jul 2018

Internet-based harassment is increasingly common, but the law is getting on top of the issue and does not hesitate to help victims. In one case, lawyers representing a woman who suffered years of...

16 Jul 2018

Charities are subject to close supervision by the courts to ensure that their funds are properly used to achieve the worthy objectives for which they were founded. A Court of Appeal ruling in...

13 Jul 2018

Judges are on the alert to ensure that tendering for public contracts is conducted transparently and fairly. In one case concerning a contract for the provision of nursing services to young people...

12 Jul 2018

Workers who disclose information in the public interest are entitled to protection as whistleblowers – but what exactly qualifies as ‘information’ within the meaning of the...

11 Jul 2018

International migration means that English family judges often have to plan the future of foreign children in the care system. However, as a case concerning two young Polish boys shows, the...

11 Jul 2018

If your company is facing insolvency, it is vital to keep the interests of creditors at the forefront of your mind and a failure to do so can lead to criminal sanctions. The point was underlined...

11 Jul 2018

Planning decisions would be entirely random if they were not based on published planning policies that are the product of democratic debate. Their importance was underlined by a High Court case in...

09 Jul 2018

If you are facing disciplinary proceedings at work, it makes sense to contact a lawyer straight away. The point was made by one case in which a judge came to the aid of a consultant psychiatrist...

06 Jul 2018

Japanese Knotweed is a pernicious nuisance that blights property values. However, a landmark Court of Appeal ruling has established that, if it encroaches onto your land from a neighbouring...

06 Jul 2018

A failure to take legal advice so that the financial aspects of your divorce are tied up and finalised is a hostage to fortune that can come back to bite you many years into the future. In one...

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