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05 Apr 2018

Neighbourhood plans put power into the hands of local people but are not always popular with developers. That was certainly so in one case concerning a proposal to build 26 new homes on farmland...

04 Apr 2018

A friend you do not trust is hardly worth having, but warm relations are sadly no replacement for professional advice when it comes to investments. The point was graphically made by a High Court...

04 Apr 2018

Emotions can run high in divorce cases, but specialist lawyers will help you keep a level head so that the process is as painless as possible. In one case that sadly ran a very different course, a...

04 Apr 2018

Those who do not make use of their land take a risk that title to it will be acquired by others in the exercise of so called squatters’ rights. Exactly that happened in one case in which...

03 Apr 2018

Employers in the private or voluntary sector with 250 or more employees are reminded that tomorrow, 4 April, is the deadline for publishing statutory calculations for the year containing the...

03 Apr 2018

The law of privacy is developing apace and, with the right legal advice, you can now effectively block unreasonable intrusions into your personal life. In one case exactly on point, the High Court...

29 Mar 2018

Local authorities are obliged by the Children Act 2004 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in almost...

28 Mar 2018

If your property is compulsorily purchased by a public authority, you should always consult a professional so that the compensation due to you is maximised. The point was proved by one case in...

27 Mar 2018

Social media can be a force for both good and ill and, when false allegations go viral, the impact can be catastrophic. In one case, an online retailer on the receiving end of mistaken and deeply...

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