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04 Sep 2018

Judges are always on call to deal with the consequences of family tragedy at short notice so, if you need emergency help, you should contact a lawyer straight away. In one case on point, the High...

03 Sep 2018

Obtaining planning permission can be a tricky business, replete with legal pitfalls, and taking expert advice is always wise if you want your building project to succeed. The point was soundly...

30 Aug 2018

The Supreme Court has announced today its decision in an important case for unmarried partners of people who have died.

When a Northern Ireland woman’s partner of 23 years died,...

30 Aug 2018

Busy courts and tribunals do not wait on your convenience and a failure to engage in proceedings can result in your claim being struck out without a hearing. Exactly that happened to one worker...

29 Aug 2018

Those who shower presents on loved ones, or share property with them, sadly often come to regret their generosity after relationships sour. However, as one case showed, it is extremely difficult...

24 Aug 2018

Sales patter and marketing claims are all very well, but if they stray into the realm of deceit there can be severe consequences. An elite dating agency found that out to its cost after...

24 Aug 2018

Developers can only be required to contribute to the cost of community facilities and infrastructure if they serve a useful purpose that is connected to the project in hand. In a guideline...

23 Aug 2018

Tactical manoeuvring designed to ensure that big money divorce cases are heard in England, where judges are perceived as being more generous, does occur. In one case, however, the High Court...

23 Aug 2018

Flat tenants who wish to take over management of the blocks where they live can very easily be bamboozled by legal complexity without the benefit of professional advice. In a case on point, one...

22 Aug 2018

Clients can generally be confident that communications with their lawyers are strictly private and cannot later be used against them in court. However, as an employment case showed, such legal...

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