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05 Sep 2017

Unsolicited marketing calls are an often unwelcome feature of modern life. However, as one telephone sales company discovered to its cost, public complaints do not go unheard and those who abuse...

05 Sep 2017

Planning permission is usually all that you need to turn your development plans into reality – but not always. In one case, a restrictive covenant enshrined in title deeds before the Second...

01 Sep 2017

Careers often span the globe and that can create particular difficulties when it comes to deciding where, and with whom, children should live. In one case, a little boy who was living with his...

31 Aug 2017

Government ministers cannot be expected to know everything that civil servants are doing in their name. However, as one High Court ruling emphasised, it is vitally important that decisions that...

30 Aug 2017

When making a will, you have the legal right to choose who should benefit and who should not – even if your motives are open to criticism. The High Court made that point in upholding the...

25 Aug 2017

When buying holiday homes abroad, it is absolutely vital to employ solicitors who are entirely independent of the vendors. One case that resoundingly proved the point concerned a development of...

23 Aug 2017

Companies are, on pain of criminal sanction, required by to keep their shareholder registers open for public inspection. However, as a Court of Appeal test case made clear, shareholders are...

22 Aug 2017

Those who delay making a professionally drafted will until they reach advanced old age are making a mistake for which their loved ones are likely to pay in the long run. In one case, a woman...

22 Aug 2017

Family judges make life-changing decisions for both children and adults on a daily basis, and it is fundamental that they give clear and intelligible reasons for their rulings. The Court of Appeal...

22 Aug 2017

Local authorities are under intense pressure from central government to do their bit in meeting the burgeoning need for more new homes. That was illustrated in one High Court case in which a...

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