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27 Mar 2018

Former couples can obtain divorces in almost any country to which they have a sufficiently close connection and that is a frequent source of jurisdictional disputes. In one case, the High Court...

26 Mar 2018

Those who work with children bear onerous safeguarding duties and must expect to be subjected to closer scrutiny than other employees. In one case on point, the Supreme Court ruled that a...

26 Mar 2018

When tenants exercise their right to buy the freehold of their homes, improvements to the property that have been carried out by them or their predecessors in title at their own expense are...

23 Mar 2018

Every marriage is different and it is no business of the law to delve into the nature of deeply personal relationships. The High Court powerfully made that point in a foreign surrogacy case...

22 Mar 2018

houseIf you have been promised a share in a property, or done work or paid expenses that you believe should earn you a stake, you should see a solicitor immediately in order to formalise your...

21 Mar 2018

Children become more inquisitive as they grow up and it is important that they have a real understanding of both their maternal and paternal lineage. The Court of Appeal made that point in finding...

20 Mar 2018

Directors owe a wide range of legal duties that do not always coincide with their own interests and seeking expert legal advice is the best way of ensuring that they are met. In one case in which...

20 Mar 2018

Professional gambling, no matter how sophisticated, organised or successful, is not by itself an activity amounting to self-employment. The Court of Appeal so ruled in a guideline decision in the...

19 Mar 2018

Noise blights people’s lives but planning rules exist to ensure they do not have to put up with harmful decibel levels. In one case , the High Court scotched plans for a new car park in a...

16 Mar 2018

Divorcing couples have to face up to the possibility that their assets may have to be sold so that the proceeds can be fairly divided. However, in an important decision, the High Court came to a...

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