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08 Oct 2018

Many employers provide for benefits to be paid to workers who contract diseases or suffer injury in the course of their employment. The High Court analysed one such provision in the case of a...

05 Oct 2018

If you are a tenant planning to run a business from your home, it really is essential to consult a lawyer first. In a case on point, a woman who operated a child-minding enterprise in her flat...

04 Oct 2018

Sophisticated fraud gangs operate around the globe and, with bank transfers taking just seconds to complete, victims face a daunting task in tracing stolen funds. As a High Court case showed,...

03 Oct 2018

In the tax and employment fields, the tricky distinction between employment and self-employment has proved immensely controversial. In a guideline case, however, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) has...

02 Oct 2018

The final report on the Civil Courts Structure Review, led by Briggs LJ and published in July 2016, identified problems with boundary issues between the courts and the Employment Tribunal system...

01 Oct 2018

Placing children for adoption against the wishes of their parents is a draconian step, but it can still sometimes be preferable to long-term foster care. The Court of Appeal made that point in a...

28 Sep 2018

Buying and selling businesses can be a highly complex matter and dispensing with legal formality is a positive invitation to trouble. The point could hardly have been better made than by a High...

28 Sep 2018

Not all disabilities are obvious and employers cannot be guilty of discrimination if they are unaware of a worker’s impairment. The point was made by a decision of the Employment Appeal...

27 Sep 2018

Fixed term tenancies, incorporating probationary periods, are a common means by which social housing providers weed out potential nuisance tenants and ensure that their housing stocks remain...

27 Sep 2018

The question of what is and is not a house in multiple occupation (HMO) is far from straightforward to answer and, as a First-tier Tribunal (FTT) decision showed, landlords who fail to take legal...

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