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19 Dec 2017

Conservationists and fans of modern architecture do not always see eye to eye but both have valid points of view that can be finely balanced. That was certainly so in one case in which the High...

19 Dec 2017

Bankruptcy provides an opportunity for debtors to put their finances back on an even keel and to get on with their lives. However, as one High Court case showed, those who hide their assets or...

19 Dec 2017

There is a tendency to believe that legal time limits are flexible and can be extended – but that is by no means always the case. The point was made by one case in which a property company...

18 Dec 2017

This time of year is one in which charitable giving tends to peak, but regrettably so does the incidence of bogus charity collections. The...

18 Dec 2017

As any lawyer will tell you, the consequences of lying under oath in court can be very serious indeed. In one case, an accountant who forged his dead mother’s will in an attempt to get his...

15 Dec 2017

In an important decision, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that equal pay claims being pursued by catering workers did amount to claims for 'arrears of pay' and 'debts...

14 Dec 2017

Claims of slander are rarely pursued nowadays, but one High Court case must stand as a lesson to all that it is wise to be careful what you say in public. An elderly woman who falsely accused a...

13 Dec 2017

In an important decision that strengthens the hand of employers facing hard times, the High Court has ruled that a financial services company had legitimate business reasons for placing a highly-...

13 Dec 2017

Despite intense pressure to build more homes, the Green Belt remains an effective block on urban sprawl and residential developments within it are only permitted in very special circumstances. The...

12 Dec 2017

It is perfectly legitimate for public authorities to exploit their property holdings for the benefit of the public purse. A tribunal made that point in opening the way for a local authority to...

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