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11 Jul 2018

Planning decisions would be entirely random if they were not based on published planning policies that are the product of democratic debate. Their importance was underlined by a High Court case in...

09 Jul 2018

If you are facing disciplinary proceedings at work, it makes sense to contact a lawyer straight away. The point was made by one case in which a judge came to the aid of a consultant psychiatrist...

06 Jul 2018

Japanese Knotweed is a pernicious nuisance that blights property values. However, a landmark Court of Appeal ruling has established that, if it encroaches onto your land from a neighbouring...

06 Jul 2018

A failure to take legal advice so that the financial aspects of your divorce are tied up and finalised is a hostage to fortune that can come back to bite you many years into the future. In one...

05 Jul 2018

Some ‘experts’ have forecast that blockchain will do in this century what the internet did at the end of the last one. If that’s the case, the sooner we get to grips with it the...

05 Jul 2018

The Equality Act 2010 requires every public authority to have due regard to the interests of the elderly,...

04 Jul 2018

The departure of a key staff member is often a fractious moment, particularly if they are intent on joining a rival. However, as a High Court defamation case showed, it is vital for employers to...

03 Jul 2018

The law presumes that, unless proved otherwise, the welfare of children is best served by being brought up in the bosom of their natural families. The High Court resoundingly made that point in...

03 Jul 2018

Being placed in administration by a creditor is obviously a traumatic moment for any company but, as a High Court case showed, insolvency professionals are well used to treading the delicate line...

02 Jul 2018

Selling goods under a false description is a serious crime. In one case, a farmer who mislabelled ordinary barn eggs as free range received a 30-month prison sentence and a six-figure confiscation...

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