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05 Jan 2018

The legal requirement that, when making a will, you must make reasonable provision for those who are dependent upon you generally benefits hard-up family members or loved ones. However, in a case...

04 Jan 2018

Determining the true reason for an employee’s dismissal is one of the hardest tasks undertaken by Employment Tribunals (ETs). That was certainly so in one case in which a school’s...

04 Jan 2018

In blocking proposals for a penthouse flat, the High Court identified a series of reckless errors by a property company or its agents and noted that the case served as an object lesson on how not...

03 Jan 2018

Personal relationships are generally considered private matters, but it is sometimes necessary for judges to delve deeply into them in order to discern whether binding promises have been made. One...

02 Jan 2018

It has long been established that the Crown – as the ultimate source of all law – is only bound by statutes where that is expressly stated, or necessarily implied. The Supreme Court...

27 Dec 2017

Some may consider all to be fair in war, but judges take a different view and adamantly uphold the duty of British forces to respect human rights, both at home and when on campaigns overseas. In a...

22 Dec 2017

When companies hit financial trouble and are at risk of insolvency, directors owe a legal duty to consider the interests of creditors. In one case where that signally did not happen, two directors...

22 Dec 2017

Restrictions on the use of land often lurk in dusty old title deeds but, with the right legal advice, they can be modified to enable developments more in keeping with the modern world. Exactly...

21 Dec 2017

The fruits of employees’ creativity generally become the property of their employers and that seems only right as the former are paid for their work. The principle was upheld in one case...

20 Dec 2017

Owners of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) owe a battery of legal duties and would be wise to seek professional advice to ensure compliance. In one case, the freeholder of a tenanted property...

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