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10 Sep 2018

For many people, their most enduring family relationship is with their siblings and, as a High Court case illustrated, family judges bend over backwards to keep brothers and sisters together when...

07 Sep 2018

Inheritance Tax (IHT) represents a huge burden on many estates but, with the right professional advice, there are effective ways of reducing it. In one case on point, a High Court ruling had the...

07 Sep 2018

Employment Tribunals (ETs) can, in certain circumstances, require the payment of deposits as a condition of proceeding with a complaint. However, as one case clearly showed, deposits must be...

06 Sep 2018

Working at height is inherently dangerous and employers who create risk by failing to carefully plan and supervise such operations will be hit hard in the pocket. In a case on point, a utilities...

05 Sep 2018

If you suspect that a company with which you trade is facing insolvency, it is vital to seek professional advice straight away. In a case on point, innocent suppliers of goods and services to a...

04 Sep 2018

Judges are always on call to deal with the consequences of family tragedy at short notice so, if you need emergency help, you should contact a lawyer straight away. In one case on point, the High...

03 Sep 2018

Obtaining planning permission can be a tricky business, replete with legal pitfalls, and taking expert advice is always wise if you want your building project to succeed. The point was soundly...

30 Aug 2018

The Supreme Court has announced today its decision in an important case for unmarried partners of people who have died.

When a Northern Ireland woman’s partner of 23 years died,...

30 Aug 2018

Busy courts and tribunals do not wait on your convenience and a failure to engage in proceedings can result in your claim being struck out without a hearing. Exactly that happened to one worker...

29 Aug 2018

Those who shower presents on loved ones, or share property with them, sadly often come to regret their generosity after relationships sour. However, as one case showed, it is extremely difficult...

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