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26 Oct 2017

Drug addicts rarely make good parents and toxicological analysis of hair strands is of increasing importance in many cases concerning the care of children. However, as one High Court case showed,...

25 Oct 2017

Trade unions have a statutory right to call their members out on strike so long as the correct procedures are followed. However, as one case concerning proposed industrial action by more than 100,...

24 Oct 2017

Planning laws are there to be obeyed and local authorities, with judicial backing, are not afraid of enforcing them. In one case, the High Court opened the way for a family home that had been...

23 Oct 2017

Airline passengers who suffer long flight delays are entitled to compensation under EU law and, in an important ruling, the Court of Appeal has extended that right to connecting flights from...

20 Oct 2017

Following the decision of the Supreme Court that the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013 was unlawful (R on the application of...

20 Oct 2017

Family judges respect reasonable financial settlements agreed between separating couples as a means of promoting finality in divorce proceedings. In one big money case, the Court of Appeal ruled...

19 Oct 2017

In a decision that will be greeted with joy by football clubs all over the country, the Court of Appeal has ruled that police forces are not entitled to charge them for keeping the peace in public...

19 Oct 2017

Service charges are a burden on residential tenants and the onus is on landlords to prove that expenses have been reasonably incurred. In one case, a tribunal found that insurance premiums passed...

17 Oct 2017

The law views the birth of a healthy child as a blessing, not a financial burden. In one case in which that principle was applied, a man who became a father to a baby girl after his ex-girlfriend...

16 Oct 2017

Energy suppliers are required by law to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and ensure that their customers’ homes are energy efficient. The extent of those duties came under the spotlight in a...

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