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21 Feb 2019

Heavily glazed high-rise properties are considered highly desirable by many because of the panoramic views that they afford. However, the High Court has ruled in a case of great interest to...

20 Feb 2019

The legal system is replete with strict time limits which add to the hazards faced by those who choose to represent themselves without professional assistance. A landowner found that out to his...

19 Feb 2019

Administrators of insolvent companies are obliged to focus on creditors’ interests and can be found personally liable if they fail to do so. In a case on point, the High Court ruled that the...

18 Feb 2019

The huge disadvantage of self-drafting legal documents without professional advice is that their validity, effect, and even their genuineness, can subsequently be very difficult to prove. A widow...

15 Feb 2019

A father who murders a mother nevertheless remains a father and his paternal rights have to be considered. However, as a High Court case showed, it is the welfare of children affected by such...

15 Feb 2019

Breakdowns in workplace relationships are always painful and can be particularly so when they are revealed in the press. However, as a High Court case showed, judges are always on hand to take...

14 Feb 2019

Air passengers whose flights are delayed by over three hours generally have a right to compensation – but what happens if the cause of the delay is an air traffic control (ATC) decision? The...

12 Feb 2019

Fair competition is the lifeblood of any economy and judges are alert to prevent the smothering of business rivalries and to safeguard healthy markets. A case on point concerned a company which...

11 Feb 2019

Discrimination is generally a dirty word, but it can very occasionally be justified. The High Court made that point in dismissing a challenge to a social housing charity’s policy of giving...

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