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09 Jun 2020

Public share offerings are heavily regulated to guard against sharp practice and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) tends to come down like a ton of bricks on those who break the rules. In one...

09 Jun 2020

Finding love again following a failed marriage or the death of your spouse is a happy event but it can also have major legal implications. A High Court case illustrated the difficulties in respect...

05 Jun 2020

Parents are required not only to feed and water their children, but also to give them the love and emotional warmth that they need to thrive. A family judge powerfully made that point in freeing...

05 Jun 2020

Social media posts fired off in anger can have grave legal consequences even if they are swiftly taken down. In an extreme case on point, a man who revealed his niece’s history of mental...

04 Jun 2020

Fixed-term employment contracts mean what they say and expire at the end of their terms without the need for any notice of termination. The Court of Appeal so ruled in a case which clarified the...

03 Jun 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has heralded such an avalanche of emergency legislation that it cannot be passed into law quickly enough. In a unique insolvency case on point, the High Court blocked a...

01 Jun 2020

Informal workplace atmospheres are positively encouraged by many employers, but they should beware of a culture of discriminatory and offensive banter developing. In one case, a mental health...

01 Jun 2020

It is hard to conceive of a more draconian order than one which requires demolition of someone’s home on the basis that it is in a hazardous condition. That view was apparently shared by a...

29 May 2020

The most straightforward means of minimising Inheritance Tax (IHT) payable on your estate is to give away your assets with warm hands when you are still hale and hearty. However, such gifts will...

28 May 2020

It is easy to be tempted by exotic investment schemes that promise spectacular returns. However, as a High Court case strikingly showed, they are often too good to be true and it is always wise to...

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