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13 Mar 2019

Confidentiality clauses have a right and proper place in the employment context. They can be used primarily in two ways – either as part of an employment contract, where there is a need to...

12 Mar 2019

The commercial courts in London are well used to untangling intricate international frauds and ensuring that those responsible are made to pay for their dishonesty. In a case on point, a judge...

12 Mar 2019

Civilised societies are measured by the humanity with which prisoners are treated. In a High Court case on point, four prison inmates who were subjected to unlawful strip searches which violated...

11 Mar 2019

No matter how many letters or emails are exchanged, they frequently do not reach a binding conclusion and can never replace a professionally drafted contract. The High Court made that point in...

11 Mar 2019

Family judges sometimes have to make agonising choices in respect of the medical treatment of sick children, even if that means going against their parents’ wishes. Exactly that happened in...

11 Mar 2019

The Equality Act 2010 affords important rights to disabled people in employment and other fields, but less well...

08 Mar 2019

Officialdom can sometimes be faceless, but the law is always there to ensure that individual circumstances are taken into account. In an example of that happening, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)...

07 Mar 2019

One of the quirks of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is that those who launder dirty money can be hit harder in...

06 Mar 2019

Relatively minor injuries that have catastrophic consequences can pose particular difficulties to lawyers in their quest for just compensation. However, a case in which a man won over £1.8...

06 Mar 2019

In a guideline decision which underlined the duty of landlords to ensure that their tenants are not placed in danger by defective premises, the Court of Appeal has ruled a local authority liable...

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