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05 Jun 2018

Many long leaseholders believe that their legal position is almost identical to that of a freeholder. However, in a case that showed how mistaken that view is, a maisonette dweller who failed to...

04 Jun 2018

For anyone who has heard about the GDPR, but not yet taken steps to comply - this is what it is and you must do (and preferably fast!)

The...

04 Jun 2018

Urban gangs are an appalling blight on many people’s lives but, as a Court of Appeal decision showed, Parliament and judges are on the alert and powerful measures to bring them to heel can...

04 Jun 2018

The trouble with promises that are not recorded in writing by a professional is that it can be very hard to prove after the event that they were ever made. In one case on point, a woman failed to...

01 Jun 2018

Family companies can often work well as a business model but, sadly, ties of blood are not a guarantee of harmony. The point was illustrated by one case in which a falling out between brothers led...

31 May 2018

When children are injured in mysterious circumstances, it frequently falls to family judges to investigate and find out where the truth lies. In one such case, a judge found that serious brain...

31 May 2018

Planning decisions often have a huge impact on communities and, with the benefit of professional advice, local campaign groups can have a decisive say in the process. In a case on point, one such...

30 May 2018

Tenants are legally entitled to be consulted before their landlords sign agreements with their managing agents or others that extend beyond a 12-month period and result in the levying of service...

29 May 2018

Will forms that are filled in without legal advice are an invitation for dispute between your loved ones after you are gone. The point was powerfully made by a Court of Appeal case in which two...

29 May 2018

People in debt are highly vulnerable and professionals who advise them are for that reason subject to intense regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the courts. The point was made...

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