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29 Jul 2020

When long-term relationships between unmarried couples break down, disentangling their property and financial affairs can be challenging, particularly where children are involved. As one case...

29 Jul 2020

Home-made wills may save you a few pounds in the short term, but dispensing with legal advice greatly increases the risk of painful disputes arising after you are gone. That was certainly so in...

28 Jul 2020

It is an enduring misconception that internet users can post whatever they like on their social media profiles so long as they are set to ‘private’. In a case on point, a man whose...

28 Jul 2020

Restrictions on the use to which land can be put – known as restrictive covenants – often lurk in title deeds and obtaining their release as a precursor to development can require...

27 Jul 2020

Many companies are struggling to survive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic but, so far as judges are concerned, it is a case of all hands to the pump to save what can be saved. In one case, the High...

27 Jul 2020

The requirement that workers must have two years of continuous employment before they can bring an unfair dismissal claim means that the precise date on which they started work can be of critical...

24 Jul 2020

One of the most controversial aspects of divorce is the extent to which pre-existing family wealth should be taken into account when dividing assets. A case on point concerned a couple whose...

23 Jul 2020

Occupiers of land are generally aware of their duty to keep visitors to their properties reasonably safe – but it may surprise many of them that that obligation extends to trespassers. A...

23 Jul 2020

Every employer presumably knows that sex and race discrimination are unlawful, but fewer may be aware that marriage and civil partnership are also protected characteristics. An unusual case on...

21 Jul 2020

Is a fine imposed on a company by a criminal court a provable debt in the company’s winding up or administration? In an important ruling for insolvency professionals, the High Court has...

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