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23 Jul 2018

Dependent spouses are entitled to have their reasonable financial needs met if their marriages end in divorce – but what happens if those needs are increased by their own unwise investment...

23 Jul 2018

Employers generally bear legal responsibility for the misdeeds of their employees under the principle of vicarious liability – but what about independent contractors? The Court of Appeal...

20 Jul 2018

The law requires that commercial contracts are interpreted on the basis of the words actually used and it is illegitimate to apply hindsight in order to achieve what might be viewed as a fair...

20 Jul 2018

Buying a home abroad can be a risky busines,s and that is why it is wise to instruct a UK-based solicitor with expertise in the legal system of the country concerned to oversee the transaction. In...

19 Jul 2018

It is only too easy for lonely people to give their hearts away to unworthy partners and to fall victim to their deceit. However, as one case involving a divorcee who lavished six-figure sums on a...

18 Jul 2018

Many employees, particularly in the care industry, are required to sleep in overnight at or near their workplaces in order to provide assistance if needed – but are they entitled to receive...

17 Jul 2018

You are entitled to object to your neighbours’ building plans, but wise homeowners always seek professional legal advice before doing so. In one case, which a homeowner who opposed...

17 Jul 2018

It is very nearly always unfair to dismiss employees without affording them a right of appeal. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) made that point in the case of a pizza restaurant employee who...

16 Jul 2018

Charities are subject to close supervision by the courts to ensure that their funds are properly used to achieve the worthy objectives for which they were founded. A Court of Appeal ruling in...

16 Jul 2018

Internet-based harassment is increasingly common, but the law is getting on top of the issue and does not hesitate to help victims. In one case, lawyers representing a woman who suffered years of...

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