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13 Jun 2018

Local housing authorities work under intense pressure with limited resources and it is sadly not a rare event for them to breach the legal duties they owe to homeless people in need. However, as a...

11 Jun 2018

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) has, since 1975, helped to resolve some of Britain’s...

11 Jun 2018

It is hardly surprising that parents whose children are taken into care often feel that an injustice has been done and might wish to tell the world about it. However, as one High Court case showed...

08 Jun 2018

Employers who do not have robust procedures in place for investigating incidents of alleged staff misconduct frequently pay a heavy price. That was certainly so in one case in which a shop manager...

08 Jun 2018

When considering whether an English court is the appropriate forum in which to resolve international commercial disputes, achieving the ends of justice is usually the ultimate deciding factor....

05 Jun 2018

Many long leaseholders believe that their legal position is almost identical to that of a freeholder. However, in a case that showed how mistaken that view is, a maisonette dweller who failed to...

05 Jun 2018

Package tour operators are frequently held liable for accidents that befall their clients abroad. However, as a Court of Appeal ruling showed, their legal responsibilities do not extend to...

04 Jun 2018

For anyone who has heard about the GDPR, but not yet taken steps to comply - this is what it is and you must do (and preferably fast!)

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04 Jun 2018

Urban gangs are an appalling blight on many people’s lives but, as a Court of Appeal decision showed, Parliament and judges are on the alert and powerful measures to bring them to heel can...

04 Jun 2018

The trouble with promises that are not recorded in writing by a professional is that it can be very hard to prove after the event that they were ever made. In one case on point, a woman failed to...

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