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18 Sep 2018

The Buildmark scheme, whereby the quality of new homes is underwritten by the National House Building Council (NHBC), provides peace of mind to thousands of householders. However, as a High Court...

17 Sep 2018

Under the law as it stands, employers are not required to give paid leave to grieving parents. Section 57A(1) of the ...

14 Sep 2018

Those who set out to deceive family judges in divorce proceedings rarely succeed and usually end up being hit hard in the pocket for their pains. A successful buy-to-let property entrepreneur...

12 Sep 2018

Judges frequently have to tread the tricky dividing line between interpreting contracts and illegitimately re-writing them so as to conform to subjective views as to what does and does not makes...

11 Sep 2018

A recent tax case will interest people who are DIY home builders. It involved a couple who started building a home in 2004 and completed it in 2007. During the construction of the property they...

10 Sep 2018

For many people, their most enduring family relationship is with their siblings and, as a High Court case illustrated, family judges bend over backwards to keep brothers and sisters together when...

07 Sep 2018

Inheritance Tax (IHT) represents a huge burden on many estates but, with the right professional advice, there are effective ways of reducing it. In one case on point, a High Court ruling had the...

07 Sep 2018

Employment Tribunals (ETs) can, in certain circumstances, require the payment of deposits as a condition of proceeding with a complaint. However, as one case clearly showed, deposits must be...

06 Sep 2018

Working at height is inherently dangerous and employers who create risk by failing to carefully plan and supervise such operations will be hit hard in the pocket. In a case on point, a utilities...

05 Sep 2018

If you suspect that a company with which you trade is facing insolvency, it is vital to seek professional advice straight away. In a case on point, innocent suppliers of goods and services to a...

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