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12 Jun 2019

Judges spend long hours listening to dense evidence and argument, and they would be superhuman if they did not occasionally nod off. As an employment case showed, however, the consequences of...

11 Jun 2019

One good reason for taking advice from independent professionals is that, if they let you down, there is a clear route to compensation. The point was proved by a case in which a homeowner won...

10 Jun 2019

Death and taxes may be inevitable, but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are not infallible and if you are on the receiving end of a wrong decision, you should consult a lawyer right away. A dance...

06 Jun 2019

When businesses or individuals fall victim to fraud, perpetrators often go to ground and do all in their power to keep hold of their ill-gotten gains. However, a case in which an accountant was...

06 Jun 2019

If employees come up with brilliant ideas, do they have intellectual property rights in them or are they the sole property of their employers? The High Court considered that burning issue in the...

06 Jun 2019

Environmental issues are inexorably making their way to the top of the political agenda and that is increasingly reflected in the planning system. In a case on point, the High Court overturned...

03 Jun 2019

In an era of apparently ever-increasing property prices, many young people rely on the so-called ‘bank of mum and dad’ to help buy their first homes. In a ground-breaking decision, the...

03 Jun 2019

The effectiveness of the contract adjudication system depends upon the willingness of judges to enforce awards – but what happens if such enforcement would unfairly undermine an ongoing...

03 Jun 2019

Lasting powers of attorney (LPAs) are powerful documents which place others in control of your assets, health and welfare, and that is why it makes good sense to employ independent professionals...

31 May 2019

Large family fortunes are commonly held in complicated trust structures and that can give rise to difficulties in the event of divorce. However, a big money case in which a wife was awarded a...

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