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07 Dec 2017

Consistency in official decision-making is important, but the High Court has ruled that a housing developer who endured the galling experience of being refused planning consent just days before...

06 Dec 2017

Appointment as executor of a friend or loved one’s estate is an honour, but also carries heavy legal responsibilities. In one case that proved the point, a man who failed in his duty to...

06 Dec 2017

Can employers be held liable for the criminal actions of rogue workers who disclose colleagues' personal data on the Internet? In an important test case arising from a huge data leak from the...

05 Dec 2017

After losing its case in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which found that Uber drivers are workers and thus have the right to be paid the National Minimum Wage or the National Living Wage and to...

05 Dec 2017

It is all very well leaving all your legal affairs in the hands of a loved one you trust but, as one Court of Appeal case strikingly showed, taking independent legal advice is always a good idea,...

05 Dec 2017

When workers are dismissed for poor performance, it is understandable that some employers might wish to soften the blow by giving some other reason. However, as one case showed, there is a duty...

04 Dec 2017

There is a tendency to think that victims of crime receive little or no compensation and have to be content with seeing the guilty punished. However, as one High Court case in which a sex abuse...

04 Dec 2017

Local planning policies affect the future character and appearance of entire areas for many years into the future and that is why they must be subjected to rigorous and independent scrutiny before...

03 Dec 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will apply from 1 April 2018. These are as...

30 Nov 2017

In a landmark decision that will be greeted with joy by Britain’s 3.2 million cohabiting couples, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the exclusion of unmarried partners from entitlement to...

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