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13 Feb 2018

Family judges deal on a daily basis with the consequences of social breakdown and, in every case in which children are involved, their welfare is the primary concern. That was certainly so in one...

12 Feb 2018

Not every student can achieve the exam results they want and proving that negligent teaching is the cause of perceived failure is notoriously difficult. In one case, an Oxford University graduate...

12 Feb 2018

At first blush, it might appear obvious that employers are entitled to take on the best candidate for a job. However, as one case concerning a highly qualified medical practice manager showed,...

09 Feb 2018

In July 2017, Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce and a former policy chief under Tony Blair, issued his report,...

07 Feb 2018

A case in which a son abused his power of attorney to squander £230,000 of his frail mother’s money underlined the wisdom of employing an experienced lawyer – rather than a loved...

06 Feb 2018

In an important decision for limited liability partnerships, the former managing partner of a law firm who claimed that he was persecuted for whistleblowing had his hopes of winning £3.4...

05 Feb 2018

A dishonest minority of accident victims harm themselves and others by over-egging their compensation claims. The point was powerfully made by one case in which a pensioner who was injured after...

02 Feb 2018

Communications between lawyers and their clients are strictly confidential, but what happens when they fall into the hands of journalists who say that the public interest demands their publication...

01 Feb 2018

Whilst the BBC and Easyjet have headlined the news on the topic of differences in pay between male and female employees, it is important to remember that the requirement to publish annual gender...

01 Feb 2018

Motor insurance fraud is far from being a victimless crime in that honest drivers have to pay for the deceit of others in the form of higher premiums. The courts are not blind to the problem,...

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