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13 Mar 2018

The law may appear dusty and distant to some, but it can be a driving force for social and environmental change. In one example of that process in action, a High Court ruling means that forests of...

13 Mar 2018

Professional communications between lawyers and their clients are privileged and strictly private – however, there are rare exceptions to the rule. One such arose in a big money divorce case...

13 Mar 2018

Landlords are generally not entitled to unreasonably withhold consent to assignment of leases – but what if some of the reasons given for such a refusal are good, and others bad? The Court...

09 Mar 2018

The law is replete with strict time limits and failing to meet them can have disastrous consequences. That was certainly so in one case in which a homeowner sought more than £800,000 in...

08 Mar 2018

Ease of digital communication has led to an increased threat of harassment. As one High Court case shows, however, the human right to freedom of expression is always at the forefront of judges...

07 Mar 2018

If you live in a block of flats, the law is there to protect you against noise or other nuisance caused by fellow residents. In a recent case, a woman who sued her upstairs neighbours over what...

07 Mar 2018

In a cautionary tale for property developers, a company that slapped concrete render and white paint onto a red brick townhouse in a conservation area faced having to knock down two of the...

06 Mar 2018

If you are owed a debt for work done, any delay in seeking legal advice could result in you being left empty handed. In one case on point, an architectural practice that claimed to be owed almost...

06 Mar 2018

Memory sticks can fit in any pocket and provide an easy means for disloyal workers to lift their employers’ confidential information with a view to setting up on their own. Exactly that...

05 Mar 2018

There is a strong public interest in the rehabilitation of offenders but there are also powerful reasons why those with convictions for dishonesty or violence should be screened out of the medical...

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