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23 Jan 2020

Club members who abide by the rules and pay their subscriptions have contractual rights and the courts are more than capable of enforcing them. In a striking case on point, a judge came to the aid...

21 Jan 2020

Workplace disciplinary inquiries must be thorough, fair – and prompt. The point was made by an Employment Tribunal (ET) in the case of an underground railway worker who was kept in a state...

20 Jan 2020

Event organisers and health and safety professionals should take careful note of a High Court case in which a charity was found partially to blame for an accident in which a woman was run down by...

17 Jan 2020

Agricultural land, like any other asset, is ultimately worth what someone is willing to pay for it and the only sure means of assessing its value is to expose it to the open market. A tribunal...

13 Jan 2020

If you feel that you have been wrongly left out of a loved one's will, you should see a solicitor straight away. The wisdom of acting promptly was emphasised by a case in which a pensioner who...

08 Jan 2020

Official decision-making is only as good as the advice on which it is based. The High Court succinctly made that point in ruling that a local authority was seriously misled into granting itself...

06 Jan 2020

In a decision that broke new legal ground, an Employment Tribunal (ET) has ruled that ethical veganism is a protected characteristic under the...

03 Jan 2020

Failing to remember those who depend on you financially in your will is an invitation to discord amongst your loved ones after you are gone. That was certainly so in the case of a businessman who...

02 Jan 2020

Clinical negligence claims are often replete with medical and legal complexity and conducting them without specialist professional advice is really not an option. That was certainly so in the case...

31 Dec 2019

An Englishman’s home is proverbially his castle, but letting your property fall into an advanced state of disrepair can have serious legal consequences. A householder found that out to his...

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