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08 Feb 2019

Credit card companies are subject to a six-year time limit in launching proceedings against defaulters, but when exactly does that period begin to run? The Court of Appeal has answered that...

06 Feb 2019

Parents are frequently concerned that generosity to their child may end up benefiting his or her spouse in the event of divorce. However, as a High Court case showed, taking legal advice on the...

05 Feb 2019

Is a children’s nursery a school? The High Court has ruled in a guideline case that, at least in the planning context, the answer to that question is no.

The operator of a nursery...

05 Feb 2019

Accident and clinical negligence victims often receive large sums in compensation to pay for their long-term care – but what happens if money remains in the pot when they die? The High Court...

04 Feb 2019

Suspicions that your employees are using your confidential information and time that you have paid for to plot their next career move are sadly often justified. However, as a High Court case...

04 Feb 2019

Women and men who do comparable jobs for the same employer have for decades been entitled to equal pay – but the basis on which such comparisons can be made has been a perennial subject of...

31 Jan 2019

There is a clear public interest in those who work with children or vulnerable adults being required to submit to criminal record checks – but how old, or minor, do their convictions have to...

29 Jan 2019

Minority shareholders may have limited influence, but they do have rights and, when their interests are unfairly prejudiced by the conduct of the majority, the courts have a full range of powers...

29 Jan 2019

How is the urgent requirement for more new homes to be balanced against the need to preserve heritage assets? The High Court addressed that issue in overturning planning consent for a proposed...

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