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03 Apr 2020

So-called ‘gentlemen’s agreements’ which have not been professionally drafted are unlikely to be worth the paper they are written on. That was certainly so in the case of a woman...

03 Apr 2020

Houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) are for good reasons heavily regulated, and landlords and letting agencies that fail to measure up to required standards can expect to be hit hard in the...

02 Apr 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic represents a public emergency which is threatening the life of the nation. A High Court judge wrote those words in reaching the momentous conclusion that, whilst the crisis...

02 Apr 2020

Those who pursue employment complaints without legal representation start off at a great disadvantage, but tribunals will generally bend over backwards to ensure that they receive a fair hearing....

01 Apr 2020

To what extent do employers bear indirect, or vicarious, liability for breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998...

01 Apr 2020

Qualifying apartment dwellers have a right to acquire the freehold of the buildings where they live, but does that extend to the subsoil beneath the premises and the airspace above? The Court of...

31 Mar 2020

It cannot be business as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic, but judges are rising to the challenge of ensuring that the economic life of the nation does not wither. In one case, however, the High...

31 Mar 2020

It is the mark of a society governed by the rule of law that, where people suffer injury or death due to the misconduct of the servants or agents of the state, compensation is paid in full. In a...

30 Mar 2020

Even people of the greatest intellect can become mentally frail in old age and that is one good reason why it makes sense to execute a professionally drafted will sooner rather than later. A case...

27 Mar 2020

Government bureaucratic delays are sadly a well-known fact of life, but can they give rise to a right to compensation? The Court of Appeal tackled that fundamental issue in the case of an...

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