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13 Aug 2019

In a decision which will cost the NHS many millions of pounds, the Court of Appeal has ruled that a hospital trust failed to properly monitor a group of junior doctors’ working patterns so...

13 Aug 2019

The balance of power between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and individual taxpayers may appear to be all one way. However, as a Court of Appeal decision showed, expert legal advice can be highly...

12 Aug 2019

Local authority planning officers are highly qualified professionals – but they are not lawyers or judges and their reports must not be read with an over-critical legal eye. The Court of...

09 Aug 2019

When children suffer injury, investigations follow and the finger of blame is frequently pointed at their parents. However, in one case, a young couple successfully challenged a judicial finding...

09 Aug 2019

The distinction between political opinions and philosophical beliefs is far from easy to make. However, in a guideline decision, an Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that a commitment to the...

07 Aug 2019

Judges know how to deal with directors who dishonestly line their own pockets at the expense of companies that they are duty-bound to serve. In a Court of Appeal case on point, one such miscreant...

06 Aug 2019

The relentless policy drive to build more new homes inevitably creates pressure to develop greenfield sites. In a case on point, the High Court opened the way for construction of 70 dwellings in...

05 Aug 2019

The limited territorial reach of English Employment Tribunals (ETs) can pose difficulties to those who lead globe-trotting working lives. In a guideline case, however, the former captain of a...

02 Aug 2019

Bovine tuberculosis (Btb) is a grave threat to livestock farmers and it is the Government’s duty to do all it can to stamp out the disease. In a High Court case on point, the Secretary of...

01 Aug 2019

Many divorcing couples are attracted to arbitration as a swift and relatively cheap alternative to resolving financial issues in court. However, as a High Court ruling made clear, arbitrators...

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