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25 Jun 2019

Many vulnerable people who fall into debt are tempted to raise cash on the security of their homes. However, a case in which an elderly couple came within an ace of losing the roof over their...

24 Jun 2019

Property purchases are, for the majority of people, the highest value deals that they ever enter into and that is why they should never be reached in haste or without expert legal advice. The...

24 Jun 2019

Every email user is aware of the risk that so-called ‘fat finger syndrome’ may result in a message being sent to the wrong address. The consequences can be more than just embarrassing...

24 Jun 2019

Employers are generally barred from circumventing collective bargaining agreements by going behind trade unions’ backs and making direct offers to the workers they represent. In a ground-...

21 Jun 2019

One of the most anxious tasks performed by the family courts is to decide whether injuries suffered by children are non-accidental. The lengths to which they will go to uncover the truth were...

20 Jun 2019

Where money or other assets pass from a parent to a child, the law presumes that they are gifts, unless proved otherwise. That rule had a central part to play in an insolvency case concerning...

19 Jun 2019

From the day of their appointment to the day of their departure, directors owe duties of confidence and loyalty to the companies they serve. A tailor found that out to his cost after copying the...

18 Jun 2019

Making a will without professional advice is a positive invitation to dispute after you are gone. That was certainly so in the case of a vulnerable alcoholic who had a pint of beer in front of him...

18 Jun 2019

Companies have independent legal personalities and, just like people, they can be domiciled in one place and resident in another. That point arose in a case in which the Upper Tribunal (UT) ruled...

12 Jun 2019

Companies are notoriously difficult to value and particular difficulties can arise when they form the principal assets to be divided in divorce proceedings. In a big money case on point, the High...

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