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06 Mar 2018

If you are owed a debt for work done, any delay in seeking legal advice could result in you being left empty handed. In one case on point, an architectural practice that claimed to be owed almost...

06 Mar 2018

Memory sticks can fit in any pocket and provide an easy means for disloyal workers to lift their employers’ confidential information with a view to setting up on their own. Exactly that...

05 Mar 2018

There is a strong public interest in the rehabilitation of offenders but there are also powerful reasons why those with convictions for dishonesty or violence should be screened out of the medical...

05 Mar 2018

Dysfunctional relationships between adults cause emotional harm to children and family judges sadly often have to pick up the pieces. In one case, the relationship between a mother and a maternal...

01 Mar 2018

The whole point of so called ‘clean break’ divorce agreements is that the parties are bound by the consequences, good or bad. However, in one unusual case, a family judge found that...

01 Mar 2018

In a decision of huge importance to residential landlords and the public in general, the Court of Appeal has considered the extent to which local authorities can demand improvements, or control...

01 Mar 2018

Children thrive best when they have ready contact with both their parents. However, as one case involving the eight-year-old son of Polish parents showed, difficulties frequently arise where one...

01 Mar 2018

The validity of wills is sometimes subject to legal challenge, but the default position is that everyone is allowed to leave their worldly goods to whoever they wish. A judge made that point in...

28 Feb 2018

It is sometimes only right that those who are not parties to litigation – but who stand behind the scenes and provide financial support to one side or the other – have to shoulder at...

28 Feb 2018

Health and safety inspectors do a difficult job under pressure and concerns that they express do not always, on further analysis, turn out to be warranted. In an important decision, the Supreme...

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