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09 May 2018

Family judges watch over citizens’ rights from the cradle to the grave, but perhaps the saddest role they have to perform is to decide when life is no longer worth living. A judge reached...

09 May 2018

Some companies are so large and strategically important that their insolvency can have grave national implications. However, as one case concerning a subsidiary of Carillion plc showed, the law is...

08 May 2018

Contact between journalists and public authorities is a source of increasing controversy and can give rise to tricky data protection and privacy issues. That was certainly so in one High Court...

08 May 2018

Images of fat cat property developers persist in the public mind, but the reality is that profits are almost never generated without significant risks being taken. In a case exactly on point, a...

03 May 2018

It is sadly common for divorcees, particularly in big money cases, to seek to avoid their responsibilities by concealing their assets behind a web of offshore companies. However, as one High Court...

02 May 2018

A great many commercial and residential leases grant rights to tenants that can only be exercised with their landlords’ consent, which cannot be unreasonably withheld – but what...

01 May 2018

Registering open land as a town or village green is an effective means of protecting it from development – but what happens when the land concerned is owned by a public authority? The Court...

01 May 2018

Those who suffer unlawful discrimination in the workplace are entitled to be compensated for injury to their feelings and, following an important Court of Appeal decision, such awards will...

30 Apr 2018

In an unusual but instructive passing off case, the High Court has ruled that a tattoo artist to the stars must live with the cactus shop down the road having the same name as his salon. He had...

30 Apr 2018

When businesses are sold, restrictions are often imposed in order to prevent sellers simply pocketing the money and setting up in competition – but how should compensation for breach of such...

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