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15 Sep 2017

Noise nuisance is a serious blight on people’s lives but, with the right legal advice, you do not have to put up with it. In one case, a tower block resident was handed a stiff prison...

14 Sep 2017

On the basis that a bird in hand is worth two in the bush, it is common for liquidators of insolvent companies to assign any claims that they might wish to pursue on behalf of creditors to...

13 Sep 2017

Following a consultation, the Presidents of the Employment Tribunal...

12 Sep 2017

When a compensation award is made to the victim of an accident, the actual amount of the settlement is adjusted to take into account the interest the claimant can expect to earn by investing it....

12 Sep 2017

The general rule with regard to legal costs in litigation is that the winner's legal fees are paid by the loser. However, in a recent case a judge who thought that a firm had gone too far by...

11 Sep 2017

Online platforms make it possible for almost anyone to have a flutter on the financial markets. However, web-based trading can be open to abuse and that was certainly so in one case concerning a...

11 Sep 2017

It is always distressing when children suffer non-accidental injuries and identifying perpetrators, so that they come to no further harm, is one of the most difficult tasks faced by the family...

08 Sep 2017

Paying the National Minimum Wage (NMW) is a strict legal requirement and employers that fail to do so can be hit with punitive penalties. In one case, an employment agency that laid on thousands...

07 Sep 2017

It is common for couples to make so-called ‘mirror’ wills, leaving everything to each other and, eventually, to their children. Such documents may appear simple but, as one High Court...

07 Sep 2017

Confidence in the insurance industry, and peace of mind for policyholders, demands that transfers of insurance business between providers are closely scrutinised by the courts. In one such case, a...

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