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28 Jun 2018

Those who wish to get divorced in England have to be domiciled in England and, as a Court of Appeal decision showed, establishing that apparently simple fact can be far from easy in an...

27 Jun 2018

In a landmark decision which will put intense pressure on the Government to reform the law, the Supreme Court has declared that the unavailability of civil partnerships to heterosexual couples is...

27 Jun 2018

Claims handling companies are expected to act with integrity and those that fail to do so can be hit with exemplary damages awards following a landmark Court of Appeal decision in a so-called...

25 Jun 2018

Purchasing flats before they are built in so-called ‘off-plan’ transactions is a popular means of snapping up desirable properties at reasonable prices. However, as one High Court case...

22 Jun 2018

In a diverse society, close-knit minority communities often have their own distinctive ways of doing business. However, as a man engaged in the unauthorised and potentially dangerous refilling of...

22 Jun 2018

In a telling sign of the times in the wake of the Brexit vote, a major English insurance company has received the High Court’s blessing to its proposal to transform itself into a European...

22 Jun 2018

Employment Tribunal (ET) decisions are not always right, but it is very rare for them to be condemned as perverse. That is, however, exactly what happened in the case of a car sales manager who...

22 Jun 2018

Restrictive covenants are often found in title deeds and are an effective means of protecting property owners’ rights to privacy and to live free from noise and other nuisance. However, as a...

20 Jun 2018

Enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) are a vital means by which the financial affairs of those who lack capacity to make their own decisions can be efficiently managed. However, those who exercise...

20 Jun 2018

Coinciding court and arbitration proceedings, dealing with similar or identical issues but in different jurisdictions, can often be oppressive and amount to a waste of time and money. The High...

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