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21 Aug 2018

Disabled people often have particular housing needs and it is sometimes right for social landlords to treat them more favourably than able-bodied housing applicants. The Court of Appeal made that...

21 Aug 2018

Creative people often trade through corporate vehicles for tax and other reasons, but that can beg the question whether their works remain their personal property or are owned by the relevant...

20 Aug 2018

Following the recent hike by the Bank of England to the base rate (to 0.75 per cent) HM Revenue and Customs have lost no time in increasing the rate of interest charged on overdue tax to 3.25 per...

20 Aug 2018

Flat dwellers have to live in close proximity to one another and that requires a certain amount of give and take. As one case illustrated, however, a good lawyer will see to it that you are...

17 Aug 2018

Elderly people in particular are sadly often targeted by door-to-door salesmen who employ aggressive and high-pressure techniques. However, the Court of Appeal has emphasised in one such case that...

16 Aug 2018

Those who fail to respect the confidentiality of their employer’s valuable information often believe that the consequences are limited and that it is financially worth their while. However,...

15 Aug 2018

Important agreements, even between close family members, should always be put into writing by a lawyer as the best means of heading off future discord. The point could hardly have been more...

15 Aug 2018

Everyone is entitled to seek justice from the courts, but perhaps the most crucial role played by professional litigators is to advise their clients when it is wise to settle and cut their losses...

13 Aug 2018

It has long been established that those who suffer injury or financial loss as a result of their own illegal acts are not entitled to compensation. The Court of Appeal upheld that principle in...

13 Aug 2018

Those who doubt the legal advantages of getting married should take note of a case in which an elderly man was left facing homelessness after his partner’s unexpected death and had to go to...

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