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11 Dec 2018

So-called urban explorers risk their lives for the thrill of scaling tall buildings, but they are also trespassers who expose landowners to substantial liability risks. In a case on point, five...

10 Dec 2018

Architects, surveyors and other property professionals often refer to the ‘elevations’ of buildings – but what exactly does the word mean? In a guideline ruling, the Upper...

07 Dec 2018

The High Court has ruled in a guideline case that a group of food and drink delivery drivers who can substitute others to perform their roles are not ‘workers’. The decision spelt...

06 Dec 2018

What happens to the property of a company that is dissolved and then subsequently restored to the register? In providing an authoritative answer to that question, the High Court delved into arcane...

06 Dec 2018

Money, once parted with, can be very hard to recover and sensible people seek legal advice before handing over cash even to their loved ones. The point was powerfully made by a case in which a...

06 Dec 2018

There are few thornier subjects than inheritance and failing to sign a professionally drafted will can leave those who live on after you with a burning sense of grievance. In an extreme example, a...

05 Dec 2018

When it comes to major infrastructure projects, a difficult balance frequently has to be struck between economic benefits and environmental protection. A High Court case on point concerned...

04 Dec 2018

The annual Christmas party gives employers the opportunity to thank members of staff for their contribution over the past year and is a chance for everyone to relax and enjoy the holiday season....

03 Dec 2018

In big money divorce cases, much is made of the distinction between the so-called sharing principle and needs-based assessments of financial entitlements. However, as a High Court ruling in one...

30 Nov 2018

A great many companies pay their directors largely in dividends, rather than through the PAYE system, as a more tax-efficient means of remunerating them. As a Court of Appeal insolvency case...

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