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06 Oct 2017

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is entitled to go his own way and disagree with the recommendations of his own planning inspectors – but only if that does not...

03 Oct 2017

Local authorities owe legal duties to protect children from harm and, when they fail to do so, it is only right that compensation is payable. In one case, a boy who suffered devastating injuries...

03 Oct 2017

Divorce is always stressful, but family lawyers are trained to stop marriages ending amidst tit-for-tat mud-slinging. In one case that underlined the advantages of level-headed legal advice, a...

03 Oct 2017

Amidst acute housing shortages, public policy demands that use be made of derelict land. In one case that illustrated the point, a tribunal modified a restrictive covenant to enable residential...

02 Oct 2017

Buying a printed will form from a shop and filling it in yourself may sound like a smart way of saving a little money on lawyers’ fees – but it most certainly is not. The point was...

02 Oct 2017

Should decisions to withdraw life-sustaining treatment be made by a patient’s loved ones, in consultation with doctors, or by judges? The High Court tackled that burning issue in the case of...

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