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20 Jul 2020

What is an employee? What is a worker? The answer to those perennially tricky questions has been illuminated by the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s ruling that elite cyclist Jess Varnish fell...

20 Jul 2020

A good divorce lawyer, whilst ever ready to fight your corner, will always urge you in the direction of compromise. The reason for that was made plain by a case in which a wealthy couple’s...

20 Jul 2020

Long leaseholders often describe themselves as ‘owners’ and take the view that they can do pretty much what they like with their properties. An unusual case concerning a flat which was...

17 Jul 2020

The process of selecting staff for redundancy is fraught with legal pitfalls and seeking professional advice at the outset can in the long run save you from serious financial and reputational...

16 Jul 2020

Are ‘deductions’ from workers’ pay in respect of living accommodation and training costs to be viewed as ‘reductions’ capable of bringing their remuneration below the...

16 Jul 2020

If you have been disinherited by a loved one whose mind has become poisoned against you, you should consult a solicitor straight away. In a case on point, the High Court came to the aid of a woman...

15 Jul 2020

Football seasons worldwide have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and some clubs have inevitably been left feeling hard done by. In a unique High Court case, the response to the crisis of...

15 Jul 2020

Companies within the same group frequently have almost identical names, but that does not detract from their independent legal personalities. As a High Court case concerning an offshore helicopter...

15 Jul 2020

The integrity of the housing market depends on honest dealing and lenders are very often not the only victims of mortgage fraud. That was certainly so in the case of an innocent woman who, due to...

14 Jul 2020

It is not only in the realms of fiction that lovers choose to marry in secret, away from the gaze of their disapproving families. A highly unusual High Court case, however, showed the legal...

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