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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...

24 Aug 2018

Sales patter and marketing claims are all very well, but if they stray into the realm of deceit there can be severe consequences. An elite dating agency found that out to its cost after...

24 Aug 2018

Developers can only be required to contribute to the cost of community facilities and infrastructure if they serve a useful purpose that is connected to the project in hand. In a guideline...

23 Aug 2018

Tactical manoeuvring designed to ensure that big money divorce cases are heard in England, where judges are perceived as being more generous, does occur. In one case, however, the High Court...

23 Aug 2018

Flat tenants who wish to take over management of the blocks where they live can very easily be bamboozled by legal complexity without the benefit of professional advice. In a case on point, one...

22 Aug 2018

Clients can generally be confident that communications with their lawyers are strictly private and cannot later be used against them in court. However, as an employment case showed, such legal...

21 Aug 2018

Disabled people often have particular housing needs and it is sometimes right for social landlords to treat them more favourably than able-bodied housing applicants. The Court of Appeal made that...

21 Aug 2018

Creative people often trade through corporate vehicles for tax and other reasons, but that can beg the question whether their works remain their personal property or are owned by the relevant...

20 Aug 2018

Following the recent hike by the Bank of England to the base rate (to 0.75 per cent) HM Revenue and Customs have lost no time in increasing the rate of interest charged on overdue tax to 3.25 per...

20 Aug 2018

Flat dwellers have to live in close proximity to one another and that requires a certain amount of give and take. As one case illustrated, however, a good lawyer will see to it that you are...

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