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03 Oct 2017

Amidst acute housing shortages, public policy demands that use be made of derelict land. In one case that illustrated the point, a tribunal modified a restrictive covenant to enable residential...

02 Oct 2017

Buying a printed will form from a shop and filling it in yourself may sound like a smart way of saving a little money on lawyers’ fees – but it most certainly is not. The point was...

02 Oct 2017

Should decisions to withdraw life-sustaining treatment be made by a patient’s loved ones, in consultation with doctors, or by judges? The High Court tackled that burning issue in the case of...

28 Sep 2017

Online bloggers can build up phenomenal followings that can be monetised through advertising and endorsements. In a guideline decision, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has considered the...

27 Sep 2017

Those ignorant of the realities of family justice are wont to assume that, if a child is taken into care, there must be some fault on the part of the parents. That point of view was given the lie...

27 Sep 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the EU Data Protection Directive, is a comprehensive data protection regime aimed at achieving a high level of security of network and...

27 Sep 2017

It is good to be trusting, particularly of loved ones, but, where a great deal is at stake, it really does make sense to get agreements in writing. In one case, a woman’s claim that her ex-...

27 Sep 2017

For most people, their homes are their single biggest asset and that is one reason why it is always wise to have an independent solicitor present to witness signatures on property transactions. In...

26 Sep 2017

If ever there was a case that proved the wisdom of appointing a solicitor as executor of your will, it must be that of a war hero whose thoroughly dishonest son made no attempt to ensure that his...

26 Sep 2017

Enterprises built on oral contracts are built on sand and frequently give rise to bitter regret after the event that agreements were not put into writing by a lawyer. That was certainly so in one...

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