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23 Oct 2018

Those who take the wise step of signing lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) are entitled to give instructions concerning their future medical treatment. But, as a guideline High Court ruling made...

22 Oct 2018

Registering plots of land as town or village greens preserves them for community use and renders them immune from development. However, as a High Court case showed, meeting the statutory criteria...

19 Oct 2018

Statistical evidence, however striking, is rarely enough to prove discrimination in the workplace. However, the fact that there was not a single non-white manager of a retail chain’s 81...

18 Oct 2018

Letting property to tenants on a handshake, without professional advice, is a recipe for trouble. That was certainly so in one High Court case, in which the absence of a professionally drafted...

17 Oct 2018

When family judges make financial orders in divorce cases, they are not beating at air and have a panoply of powers to make sure that they are obeyed. A wealthy businessman who spent over £...

16 Oct 2018

The extent to which employers can be held liable for the misdeeds of their staff is an issue that has been taxing legal brains for generations. However, the waters will be somewhat less muddied...

15 Oct 2018

The Government is legally obliged to abide by its policy promises and cannot quietly drop them without public announcement. The Court of Appeal resoundingly made that point in ruling that a...

12 Oct 2018

Compensation awards to clinical negligence victims may sometimes appear eye-wateringly large – but, with the ever-increasing cost of professional care, they are never any more than is...

12 Oct 2018

Many employment contracts, particularly in the financial services sector, incorporate entitlements to bonuses or share options. However, as a High Court case showed, employers usually retain a...

11 Oct 2018

International child abduction is an increasing problem, but cross-border cooperation can achieve great things in curtailing it. In a good example, the High Court of Ireland acceded to an English...

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