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27 Apr 2018

The concept of domicile is notoriously slippery to pin down and frequently involves discerning the intentions of people who are no longer with us. That was certainly so in one case concerning a...

27 Apr 2018

Austerity pay freezes imposed on hundreds of local authority workers amounted to a breach of their contracts for which they are entitled to be compensated, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a case...

27 Apr 2018

Despite any number of cautionary tales appearing in the press and elsewhere, many unmarried cohabitees unwisely persist in buying properties together without taking legal advice. In one case, a...

25 Apr 2018

Many flat tenants are licensed to make use of a common garden, but what happens to those rights if they acquire the freehold of their homes? The Court of Appeal considered that issue in the...

25 Apr 2018

Appointing trustees who are also beneficiaries can lead to conflicts of interest and that is why it is always best to appoint independent professionals to do the job. That point was clearly made...

24 Apr 2018

Debtors should only be permitted to pay what they owe by instalments if that is fair to their creditors and achieves finality within a reasonable period. The Court of Appeal made that point in a...

23 Apr 2018

When making a will, the law does not require you to act fairly and the general rule is that everyone is permitted to leave their worldly assets to whoever they wish. In a case on point, the High...

23 Apr 2018

When assessing the ability of borrowers to repay loans, lenders are required to take account of their personal characteristics, including any disabilities from which they suffer. The Court of...

23 Apr 2018

The so called ‘right to be forgotten’ has been given substance by a landmark case in which a businessman succeeded in having references to a past criminal conviction de-listed by...

23 Apr 2018

Hidden within the title deeds of many homes are restrictions on the uses to which they can be put and it takes a trained professional eye to spot them. In a case on point, one such restriction...

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