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27 Jul 2018

Local authorities are entitled to establish criteria by which priorities in respect of housing waiting lists are set. However, as an important High Court ruling made clear, any such criteria that...

27 Jul 2018

The aesthetic merits, or otherwise, of developments are subjective matters for local planning authorities to decide and judges will very rarely intervene. The High Court made that point in...

25 Jul 2018

The prospects of so-called ‘no fault’ divorce making its way onto the statute books have been much improved after the Supreme Court expressed unease about an extremely rare case in...

25 Jul 2018

The breakdown of a marriage is an intensely difficult moment, but a Court of Appeal ruling in a big money divorce case clearly illustrated that timing can be crucial and that it is always wise to...

24 Jul 2018

When a corporate insolvency is on the cards, directors can be tempted to remove as much money as possible from the kitty before the ship sinks. However, a High Court ruling has strikingly shown...

24 Jul 2018

When money passes between family members without legal advice, it is only too common for disputes to arise as to whether the sums concerned were meant as gifts, or something more. Exactly that...

23 Jul 2018

Employers generally bear legal responsibility for the misdeeds of their employees under the principle of vicarious liability – but what about independent contractors? The Court of Appeal...

23 Jul 2018

Dependent spouses are entitled to have their reasonable financial needs met if their marriages end in divorce – but what happens if those needs are increased by their own unwise investment...

20 Jul 2018

Buying a home abroad can be a risky busines,s and that is why it is wise to instruct a UK-based solicitor with expertise in the legal system of the country concerned to oversee the transaction. In...

20 Jul 2018

The law requires that commercial contracts are interpreted on the basis of the words actually used and it is illegitimate to apply hindsight in order to achieve what might be viewed as a fair...

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