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20 Mar 2018

Directors owe a wide range of legal duties that do not always coincide with their own interests and seeking expert legal advice is the best way of ensuring that they are met. In one case in which...

20 Mar 2018

Professional gambling, no matter how sophisticated, organised or successful, is not by itself an activity amounting to self-employment. The Court of Appeal so ruled in a guideline decision in the...

19 Mar 2018

Noise blights people’s lives but planning rules exist to ensure they do not have to put up with harmful decibel levels. In one case , the High Court scotched plans for a new car park in a...

16 Mar 2018

Divorcing couples have to face up to the possibility that their assets may have to be sold so that the proceeds can be fairly divided. However, in an important decision, the High Court came to a...

16 Mar 2018

Employers are reminded that the minimum required contribution levels to auto-enrolment pension schemes or qualifying workplace pension schemes (based on a worker's 'qualifying earnings...

14 Mar 2018

In an unprecedented decision, a woman has been ordered by a judge to submit to DNA testing in order to prove whether she is the natural daughter of a man who died without making a will.

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14 Mar 2018

It is hardly surprising that anyone suffering from cancer is deemed to be disabled under the Equality Act 2010...

13 Mar 2018

The law may appear dusty and distant to some, but it can be a driving force for social and environmental change. In one example of that process in action, a High Court ruling means that forests of...

13 Mar 2018

Professional communications between lawyers and their clients are privileged and strictly private – however, there are rare exceptions to the rule. One such arose in a big money divorce case...

13 Mar 2018

Landlords are generally not entitled to unreasonably withhold consent to assignment of leases – but what if some of the reasons given for such a refusal are good, and others bad? The Court...

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