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25 Sep 2018

Employment contracts that remain unsigned are frequently not worth the paper they are written on. The point was resoundingly made by a High Court case in which a large services company was unable...

25 Sep 2018

Any good family lawyer will tell you that the best way of minimising the expense and stress of divorce proceedings is to be straightforwardly honest. The point was well made by a case in which a...

21 Sep 2018

Unauthorised online streaming of major sporting events, depriving organisers of their legitimate revenues, is ever on the increase. However, as a case in which the High Court came to the aid of a...

21 Sep 2018

Burying your head in the sand and ignoring court orders is a good way of ensuring defeat in litigation. A wealthy vineyard owner engaged in a big money divorce case found that out to his cost...

21 Sep 2018

Owners of listed buildings carry heavy responsibilities and any restoration work must generally be in keeping with the original. In a High Court case on point, the owners of a historic mansion...

20 Sep 2018

Uniforms and other articles of clothing worn by self-employed people wholly and exclusively for the purposes of their work are tax deductible. In an important decision, the First-tier...

20 Sep 2018

An absence of assets to satisfy a judgment debt is not, by itself, a good reason for refusing to grant judgment in the first place. The High Court made that point in coming to the aid of the...

20 Sep 2018

Staff who are shifted between one employer and another have a right to work under the same terms and conditions as before – but what happens if such provisions become obsolete? A tribunal...

19 Sep 2018

Local authorities have a duty to look after the interests of vulnerable people and that can sometimes mean protecting them against members of their own families. In a case on point, a son who...

18 Sep 2018

The widespread belief that an Englishman’s home is his castle can all too easily lead the unwary into breaching planning rules. That was certainly so in a case concerning a householder who...

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