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24 Nov 2017

Investors inevitably take risks but are entitled to expect that finance professionals in charge of their portfolios will follow their instructions and manage their exposure. That certainly did not...

24 Nov 2017

Companies’ reputations matter to them and, when they are publicly smeared, the law is far from powerless to protect them. In one case, a company that was on the receiving end of an online...

23 Nov 2017

Title deeds to property often lie mouldering and forgotten for many years, but the consequences of losing them can be severe. In a case that stands as a warning to the untidy, misplaced documents...

23 Nov 2017

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a crime, both in England and abroad, and judges are firm in their attempts to stamp out the practice. In one case, a family judge banned a Muslim convert mother...

22 Nov 2017

With the budget due today, the decision of the Supreme Court to approve the Scottish decision to...

22 Nov 2017

It is the mark of a civilised society that those mistreated by officialdom are entitled to compensation – however undeserving some might believe them to be. In one case exactly on point, a...

21 Nov 2017

Restrictive covenants in employment contracts involve the imposition of restraints on employees’ personal freedom and have to be reasonable to be enforceable. In one case, the High Court...

20 Nov 2017

The image of businessmen carrying black briefcases meeting up in cheap hotel rooms in order to carve up markets and fix prices is something of a cliché. However, that is exactly what...

20 Nov 2017

Almost every flat lease requires tenants to avoid activities that might cause damage, or annoyance or nuisance to fellow residents. One such clause became the focus of a case in which a couple who...

17 Nov 2017

Many people do dangerous jobs, but employers are required by law to do all in their power to minimise risks, and the consequences of failing to do so can be severe. In one case, an equipment...

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