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01 Aug 2018

Those who fail to promptly and accurately answer requests from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for information about their tax affairs are at risk of penal sanctions. The Court of Appeal has,...

30 Jul 2018

Where medical professionals and loved ones are unanimous that it would not be in a gravely ill patient’s best interests to keep them alive by clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (...

30 Jul 2018

Every sensible business owner is aware that today’s trusted employee may become tomorrow’s competitor. However, as a High Court ruling showed, with the right legal advice and...

30 Jul 2018

The long-standing ban on compensation being paid to victims of violent crime who were preyed on by members of their own family prior to 1 October 1979 has been ruled incompatible with fundamental...

27 Jul 2018

The aesthetic merits, or otherwise, of developments are subjective matters for local planning authorities to decide and judges will very rarely intervene. The High Court made that point in...

27 Jul 2018

Local authorities are entitled to establish criteria by which priorities in respect of housing waiting lists are set. However, as an important High Court ruling made clear, any such criteria that...

25 Jul 2018

The prospects of so-called ‘no fault’ divorce making its way onto the statute books have been much improved after the Supreme Court expressed unease about an extremely rare case in...

25 Jul 2018

The breakdown of a marriage is an intensely difficult moment, but a Court of Appeal ruling in a big money divorce case clearly illustrated that timing can be crucial and that it is always wise to...

24 Jul 2018

When money passes between family members without legal advice, it is only too common for disputes to arise as to whether the sums concerned were meant as gifts, or something more. Exactly that...

24 Jul 2018

When a corporate insolvency is on the cards, directors can be tempted to remove as much money as possible from the kitty before the ship sinks. However, a High Court ruling has strikingly shown...

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