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04 Dec 2017

Local planning policies affect the future character and appearance of entire areas for many years into the future and that is why they must be subjected to rigorous and independent scrutiny before...

03 Dec 2017

The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission's recommended rates for the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) that will apply from 1 April 2018. These are as...

30 Nov 2017

In a landmark decision that will be greeted with joy by Britain’s 3.2 million cohabiting couples, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the exclusion of unmarried partners from entitlement to...

30 Nov 2017

Those who work with children or vulnerable adults are required to have extended criminal record certificates (ECRCs) so that prospective employers can judge whether they are fit to perform such...

30 Nov 2017

Non-molestation orders are an effective means by which the courts protect the vulnerable – but what exactly does ‘molestation’ mean? The Court of Appeal tackled that issue in a...

29 Nov 2017

Housing developments in the countryside are almost always controversial, but those living in rural areas need affordable homes like anyone else. The Court of Appeal tackled that apparent dichotomy...

28 Nov 2017

Rule number one of civil litigation is to make sure that you sue the right defendant. As one case showed, however, the complexity of modern corporate structures means that professional advice is...

28 Nov 2017

The annual Christmas party gives employers the opportunity to thank members of staff for their contribution over the past year and is a chance for everyone to relax and enjoy the holiday season....

27 Nov 2017

Public parks are frequently rented out by local authorities as ticket-only venues for concerts and other entertainments – but is there any legal basis for that practice? Following an...

27 Nov 2017

The usual way of detecting discrimination is to conduct a comparison between the treatment of complainants and colleagues in a similar position. However, as one Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)...

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