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  • Air Travel Woes May Lead to Compensation

    21st February 2018

    After a ghastly year for flight delays, with British Airways suffering two major IT failures, Ryanair's problems with aircrew rotas and air traffic control disputes, a recent report reveals that...

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  • PPC Contract Dispute Over Unclear Terms

    19th February 2018

    Business relationships that are meant to continue harmoniously for years can all too easily be poisoned by disagreements about the interpretation of contractual wording. However, as one High Court case...

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  • Employer Who Put Profits Before Agency Worker's Rights Pays the Price

    19th February 2018

    Employment Tribunals (ETs) have the power to award damages not only to compensate wronged workers but also to make an example of recalcitrant employers.In one case (Kocur and Another v...

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  • Perceived Disability Discrimination

    14th February 2018

    Under the Equality Act 2010, direct discrimination occurs when the reason for a person being treated less favourably than another is one of the protected characteristics covered by the Act.This...

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  • Incomplete Partnership Arrangements Lead to Court Appearance

    14th February 2018

    When new partners are being introduced into a partnership, it is wise to finalise the arrangements quickly in case the partners fall out. Any lack of formality in the business...

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  • Direct Contact With Both Parents Best Promotes Child Welfare

    12th February 2018

    Family judges know that children normally do best when they have direct contact with both parents. The Court of Appeal underlined that point in a case concerning five ultra-Orthodox Jewish children...

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  • Subcontractor Left High and Dry by Contractor's Insolvency Wins £2.7 Million

    12th February 2018

    Complex networks of contractors and subcontractors are commonplace in major building projects, where dozens of contractors can be involved. In such circumstances, significant problems can arise if one of the...

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  • Morrisons Held Vicariously Liable for Rogue Employee's Data Leak

    5th February 2018

    In a workplace context, an employer can be found liable for the acts or omissions of its employees, provided it can be shown that they took place in the course...

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  • Employees' Annual Leave Entitlement – 2018/2019

    5th February 2018

    The minimum paid annual holiday leave entitlement under the EU Working Time Directive is 20 days (four weeks).However, under the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR), full-time workers in the UK...

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  • Placing Trust in a Family Member Proves Unwise (Again)

    30th January 2018

    Even the most apparently trustworthy people can sometimes turn out to be anything but and that is one good reason why it is sensible to appoint a solicitor as executor...

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  • ISAs in Estates to be Tax Exempt

    24th January 2018

    One of the issues that proves difficult for executors of deceased persons who have Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) is that the interest on them is taxable once the owner has...

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  • Court Approval Not Needed to Withdraw Treatment

    24th January 2018

    Situations where patients in an unconscious or minimally conscious state are being kept alive only because of intervention by medical technology are relatively commonplace.A recent case dealt with the issue...

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  • Probate – Don't Delay

    24th January 2018

    The Government's announcement in the November Budget that it intends to give local authorities the power to levy a council tax premium of up to 100 per cent on empty...

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