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22 Mar 2019

Employment Tribunals (ETs) are not entitled to substitute their own view of the gravity of an employee’s misconduct for that of a reasonable employer. In one case, however, an ET fell into...

22 Mar 2019

The law recognises the important role that fathers play in children’s lives. However, the High Court has ruled in an important case that a father should have no contact with his baby son,...

21 Mar 2019

Claims management companies provide an essential service to wronged consumers, but the sensitivity of their public-facing role means that they are subject to a rigorous regulatory regime. In a...

21 Mar 2019

The corporate veil remains a powerful barrier and judges will only countenance piercing it in exceptional circumstances. The Court of Appeal made that point in ruling that liabilities to non-...

19 Mar 2019

It is a very sad fact that those who suffer from mental disabilities may lack the legal capacity to get married or to make a will. However, in a guideline decision which emphasised the right to...

15 Mar 2019

Restrictions on the use and development of land frequently lurk in old and dusty title deeds, but their antiquity does not mean that they are ineffective. In a case on point, plans for a multi-...

14 Mar 2019

Ease of travel has made international child abduction an increasing menace – but family judges have a formidable arsenal at their disposal in their relentless efforts to reunite abducted...

13 Mar 2019

Confidentiality clauses have a right and proper place in the employment context. They can be used primarily in two ways – either as part of an employment contract, where there is a need to...

13 Mar 2019

Husbands and wives have no right to directly inherit their spouses’ estates. The High Court made that point in rejecting a widow’s complaint that her wealthy husband had left her at...

12 Mar 2019

Civilised societies are measured by the humanity with which prisoners are treated. In a High Court case on point, four prison inmates who were subjected to unlawful strip searches which violated...

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