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11 Oct 2018

International child abduction is an increasing problem, but cross-border cooperation can achieve great things in curtailing it. In a good example, the High Court of Ireland acceded to an English...

11 Oct 2018

In a decision of importance to landlords, particularly of student accommodation, the Supreme Court has ruled that conditions attached to licences granted in respect of houses in multiple...

10 Oct 2018

Bakery owners who refused to supply a cake bearing an iced message in support of gay marriage were entitled to follow their religious beliefs and were not guilty of any form of discrimination, the...

10 Oct 2018

Choosing independent professionals, rather than family members, as executors of your will has many advantages. Not least amongst them, as a High Court ruling emphasised, is the requirement that...

10 Oct 2018

Buying property at auction can be hazardous and should never be attempted without instructing lawyers to carry out all the necessary checks. In a case on point, a father and son bought a former...

08 Oct 2018

Unauthorised use of personal data for marketing or other purposes is unlawful but, in order to win compensation, individuals affected by such conduct must prove that they have suffered, not just a...

08 Oct 2018

Many employers provide for benefits to be paid to workers who contract diseases or suffer injury in the course of their employment. The High Court analysed one such provision in the case of a...

05 Oct 2018

If you are a tenant planning to run a business from your home, it really is essential to consult a lawyer first. In a case on point, a woman who operated a child-minding enterprise in her flat...

04 Oct 2018

Sophisticated fraud gangs operate around the globe and, with bank transfers taking just seconds to complete, victims face a daunting task in tracing stolen funds. As a High Court case showed,...

03 Oct 2018

In the tax and employment fields, the tricky distinction between employment and self-employment has proved immensely controversial. In a guideline case, however, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) has...

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