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16 Mar 2018

Employers are reminded that the minimum required contribution levels to auto-enrolment pension schemes or qualifying workplace pension schemes (based on a worker's 'qualifying earnings...

14 Mar 2018

In an unprecedented decision, a woman has been ordered by a judge to submit to DNA testing in order to prove whether she is the natural daughter of a man who died without making a will.

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14 Mar 2018

It is hardly surprising that anyone suffering from cancer is deemed to be disabled under the Equality Act 2010...

13 Mar 2018

The law may appear dusty and distant to some, but it can be a driving force for social and environmental change. In one example of that process in action, a High Court ruling means that forests of...

13 Mar 2018

Professional communications between lawyers and their clients are privileged and strictly private – however, there are rare exceptions to the rule. One such arose in a big money divorce case...

13 Mar 2018

Landlords are generally not entitled to unreasonably withhold consent to assignment of leases – but what if some of the reasons given for such a refusal are good, and others bad? The Court...

09 Mar 2018

The law is replete with strict time limits and failing to meet them can have disastrous consequences. That was certainly so in one case in which a homeowner sought more than £800,000 in...

08 Mar 2018

Ease of digital communication has led to an increased threat of harassment. As one High Court case shows, however, the human right to freedom of expression is always at the forefront of judges...

07 Mar 2018

If you live in a block of flats, the law is there to protect you against noise or other nuisance caused by fellow residents. In a recent case, a woman who sued her upstairs neighbours over what...

07 Mar 2018

In a cautionary tale for property developers, a company that slapped concrete render and white paint onto a red brick townhouse in a conservation area faced having to knock down two of the...

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