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18 Feb 2019

The huge disadvantage of self-drafting legal documents without professional advice is that their validity, effect, and even their genuineness, can subsequently be very difficult to prove. A widow...

15 Feb 2019

Breakdowns in workplace relationships are always painful and can be particularly so when they are revealed in the press. However, as a High Court case showed, judges are always on hand to take...

15 Feb 2019

A father who murders a mother nevertheless remains a father and his paternal rights have to be considered. However, as a High Court case showed, it is the welfare of children affected by such...

14 Feb 2019

Air passengers whose flights are delayed by over three hours generally have a right to compensation – but what happens if the cause of the delay is an air traffic control (ATC) decision? The...

12 Feb 2019

Fair competition is the lifeblood of any economy and judges are alert to prevent the smothering of business rivalries and to safeguard healthy markets. A case on point concerned a company which...

11 Feb 2019

Discrimination is generally a dirty word, but it can very occasionally be justified. The High Court made that point in dismissing a challenge to a social housing charity’s policy of giving...

08 Feb 2019

Credit card companies are subject to a six-year time limit in launching proceedings against defaulters, but when exactly does that period begin to run? The Court of Appeal has answered that...

06 Feb 2019

Parents are frequently concerned that generosity to their child may end up benefiting his or her spouse in the event of divorce. However, as a High Court case showed, taking legal advice on the...

05 Feb 2019

Accident and clinical negligence victims often receive large sums in compensation to pay for their long-term care – but what happens if money remains in the pot when they die? The High Court...

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