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06 May 2020

If you are on the receiving end of an employment complaint, burying your head in the sand is positively the worst thing you can do. The point was made by the case of a training company which came...

06 May 2020

If a neighbour obtains planning permission for a building project to which you object, that does not always mean that you just have to grin and bear it. In a case on point, objectors to a...

05 May 2020

Every hospital bed is desperately needed in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. That stark fact prompted a judge to take the extremely rare step of ordering a patient to leave an NHS ward despite...

04 May 2020

English judges increasingly recognise the validity of pre-nuptial agreements. As a High Court ruling showed, however, they are far more likely to be considered not worth the paper they are written...

01 May 2020

If you die without making a will, there is a real risk that your loved ones may be left high and dry. In one case, a man who said that he was grieving over his partner’s death found himself...

30 Apr 2020

Employers who fail to take discrimination in the workplace seriously can expect to be on the receiving end of legal complaints. The point was powerfully made by the case of a property concierge...

28 Apr 2020

Trade marks which achieve widespread public recognition are the lifeblood of a great many businesses, forming the foundation of their brands. A High Court ruling in the context of the UK’s...

24 Apr 2020

The right to remain silent is one thing, but taking active and dishonest steps to cover up involvement in wrongdoing is quite another. The distinction was underlined in the case of a senior...

23 Apr 2020

Most road accidents happen in seconds, and working out their exact causes after the event is exceptionally difficult. However, a case in which a woman who was knocked down by a lorry won the right...

22 Apr 2020

In order to be divorced you obviously have to be validly married, and bigamy remains a surprisingly common occurrence. In one case, the High Court found that a couple’s overseas wedding did...

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