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28 Jul 2017

When an employee falls ill, it is absolutely vital to avoid discrimination and treat them with sensitivity. In one case where that certainly failed to happen, a breast cancer sufferer won...

28 Jul 2017

Many thousands of holiday homes are subject to planning restrictions that forbid their occupation all the year round or as principal residences. Such rules are sometimes taken with a pinch of salt...

27 Jul 2017

Ambulance personnel can make mistakes in emergency situations but it is only right that damages are paid if they are negligent. In one case, a woman who was left badly disabled after a life-...

27 Jul 2017

Companies in which no one has a controlling interest can easily become deadlocked if shareholders fall out. However, judges have a range of powers to bring such paralysis to an end and enable all...

26 Jul 2017

In a resounding decision that emphasised the right of everyone to have affordable access to the justice system, the much criticised fees levied on complainants by the Employment Tribunals and the...

26 Jul 2017

Judgments given in one EU member state are generally enforceable in all the others, but there are exceptions. One such arose in the case of a three-year-old girl who was removed from Ireland and...

25 Jul 2017

A diver who was refused a reward after recovering eight bronze cannon, worth up to £1.2 million, from a centuries-old wreck will no doubt be ruing his failure to seek prompt legal advice....

24 Jul 2017

Making or changing your will in advanced old age is a positive invitation to disputes after you are gone, and that is one good reason why you should not put off seeing a solicitor. A case...

24 Jul 2017

Whistleblowers perform a public service and the consequences of penalising them for their activities can be severe. In one case, two police officers who were removed from undercover duties after...

20 Jul 2017

Judges are always alert to ensure that people who suffer loss due to official blunders are properly compensated. One case exactly on point concerned a businessman who claimed to have lost an...

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