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18 Nov 2019

Can the marketing clout of famous sports personalities, musicians and other so-called ‘influencers’ be measured by the level of their social media exposure? Yes, it can, the High Court...

18 Nov 2019

Pleas of poverty are commonplace in divorce cases, but family judges are well able to discern whether they are true or false. In one case, a property developer who fell heavily into arrears on...

15 Nov 2019

Managing an employee’s return to work after a long period of sickness absence can be a highly sensitive matter. A case in which a visually impaired nurse was awarded more than £30,000...

15 Nov 2019

Restrictions on the use to which land can be put do not always stand the test of time and that is why the law permits their discharge or modification. In a case on point, the Upper Tribunal (...

14 Nov 2019

The good reputation of lawyers and other professionals is the whole basis of their livelihoods and, if they are subjected to unjustified press criticism, it is only right that compensation is paid...

14 Nov 2019

One of the more draconian powers wielded by judges is to order compulsory winding up of companies that operate contrary to the public interest. However, the High Court ruled in a guideline case...

11 Nov 2019

Directors who do not fully understand the complex duties they owe to the companies they serve expose themselves to a risk of personal liability. That was certainly so in the case of two honest...

11 Nov 2019

When deciding whether to enforce non-compete covenants in employment contracts, judges often have to perform a delicate balancing exercise between protection of legitimate business interests and...

07 Nov 2019

Creative people who are ‘employed to invent’ have historically enjoyed few rights to the financial fruits of their labour. However, in a landmark ruling that signals a significant...

06 Nov 2019

If you are injured at work due to your employer’s failure to keep you reasonably safe, you should seek legal advice straight away. A livery stables worker who did just that after she was...

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