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29 Jan 2019

Some social media users persist in the belief that they can hide behind anonymity and publish false and wounding accusations online with complete impunity. The falsity of such assumptions was,...

28 Jan 2019

Physical and sexual abuse within marriages and other intimate relationships is by its nature often hard to prove. However, with the assistance of specialist family lawyers, a woman succeeded in...

28 Jan 2019

Solicitors help all sorts of people establish all sorts of rights and their services are not restricted to the well-heeled. In a good example, lawyers won a point of principle on behalf of a...

25 Jan 2019

Engaging solicitors to both draft your will and store it safely until it is needed really is the only sensible course to take. In a case where such wisdom did not prevail, the High Court had to...

23 Jan 2019

Those who build their own homes are generally exempt from having to pay the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).  However, as a High Court case showed, the procedural requirements for...

23 Jan 2019

As relationships and working arrangements change, self-employment can morph into an employment relationship over time. Exactly that happened in the case of a live-in agency carer who worked 12...

23 Jan 2019

Bankruptcy orders are discretionary and judges will not make them if they serve no useful purpose. The High Court made that point in overturning one such order that had been issued against an all...

22 Jan 2019

Judicial separations, which recognise the breakdown of marriages without formally bringing them to an end, are nowadays relatively rare. However, as the High Court made clear in a ‘big money...

21 Jan 2019

In an increasingly health-conscious world, eating habits have changed dramatically and the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) took that into account in ruling that an egg-, dairy- and gluten-free brownie...

18 Jan 2019

Official decision making is frequently imperfect, but judges will only intervene if errors made have a real impact on the final outcome. In a case exactly on point, the High Court upheld planning...

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