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23 Aug 2019

Holidaymakers and business travellers will be interested to know that very particular rules apply to accidents that occur on board aircraft. However, expert lawyers can be relied upon to rise to...

23 Aug 2019

Where workers are employed on permanent contracts but work for only part of the year, how should their holiday pay be calculated? The Court of Appeal addressed that burning issue in a test case...

23 Aug 2019

Meeting hot demand for new homes is a central objective of planning policy, but so is preserving precious green spaces. The High Court struck a balance between those two objectives in scotching...

21 Aug 2019

Defamatory statements posted on the Internet are viewed worldwide, raising the question of exactly where the reputational harm they cause has arisen. The High Court tackled that very modern issue...

21 Aug 2019

Friendly agreements between neighbours about property rights may seem a good idea. However, as a High Court case showed, they may not be binding on future owners and that is why it always makes...

20 Aug 2019

It is a sad fact that those who suffer from mental illness often have no insight into their condition and refuse to accept the protection the law affords them. That was certainly so in a High...

19 Aug 2019

Can foreign nationals who work illegally in this country rely on their employment contracts in bringing proceedings before an Employment Tribunal (ET)? The Court of Appeal tackled that issue in a...

16 Aug 2019

Inheritance disputes take many shapes and forms, but few can have been as tragic or unusual as that concerning an elderly couple who were found dead in their home from hypothermia in circumstances...

16 Aug 2019

All companies operate subject to the ‘directing mind and will’ of one or more humans, but they are nevertheless independent legal personalities. The Court of Appeal made that point in...

16 Aug 2019

High demand for new homes and a scarcity of land to meet it are factors that weigh powerfully in favour of planning permission being granted to residential developers. However, as a High Court...

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