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05 Mar 2018

Dysfunctional relationships between adults cause emotional harm to children and family judges sadly often have to pick up the pieces. In one case, the relationship between a mother and a maternal...

01 Mar 2018

The whole point of so called ‘clean break’ divorce agreements is that the parties are bound by the consequences, good or bad. However, in one unusual case, a family judge found that...

01 Mar 2018

In a decision of huge importance to residential landlords and the public in general, the Court of Appeal has considered the extent to which local authorities can demand improvements, or control...

01 Mar 2018

Children thrive best when they have ready contact with both their parents. However, as one case involving the eight-year-old son of Polish parents showed, difficulties frequently arise where one...

01 Mar 2018

The validity of wills is sometimes subject to legal challenge, but the default position is that everyone is allowed to leave their worldly goods to whoever they wish. A judge made that point in...

28 Feb 2018

It is sometimes only right that those who are not parties to litigation – but who stand behind the scenes and provide financial support to one side or the other – have to shoulder at...

28 Feb 2018

Health and safety inspectors do a difficult job under pressure and concerns that they express do not always, on further analysis, turn out to be warranted. In an important decision, the Supreme...

27 Feb 2018

Everyone understands the vital importance of protecting the environment and that the interests of individuals sometimes have to give way to achieving that greater good. An important Supreme Court...

26 Feb 2018

Fencing off land costs money and it is not uncommon for landowners on either side of a boundary to dispute where that responsibility lies. In a case that involved in depth analysis of the law on...

23 Feb 2018

As part of its 13th Programme of Law Reform, the Law Commission has begun a call for evidence on commonhold law....

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