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  • 29th October 2014

    Complex Divorces to be Made Simpler?

    All too often, the wrangling over the financial arrangements on divorce turns out to be lengthy, expensive and a cause of anxiety and anger.In order to reduce these negative aspects,...
  • 27th October 2014

    Company and Director Fined for Working at Height Safety Failings

    A recent case, in which a company and one of its directors were found guilty of breaches of health and safety law after a worker was badly injured in a...
  • 24th October 2014

    Contractor Owes Limited Duty of Care to Third Party

    Many types of construction and maintenance work have associated dangers and, when such a danger is identified, a duty to warn of it can arise specifically under the contract terms...
  • 22nd October 2014

    HGV Driver Wins Compensation for Holiday Car Crash

    An HGV driver from Nottingham who was injured in a road traffic accident whilst on annual leave has won compensation for his injuries.Christopher Dring was on holiday with his wife,...
  • 20th October 2014

    Country Life Not an Idyll

    There is something of an urban myth that life in the country is ceaselessly peaceful and untroubled. A recent case shows how far such an assumption can be from the...
  • 17th October 2014

    Child Maintenance Service – New Charges

    On 30 June 2014, a one-off application fee of £20 was introduced for registering with the Child Maintenance Service.This application fee will not apply to clients who:are a victim of...
  • 15th October 2014

    Charity Faces £100,000 Race Discrimination Bill

    In a warning to employers that failure to comply with equality law can be extremely costly both in terms of money and reputation, a charity which sacked two racial minority...
  • 13th October 2014

    Businessman Must Live With Expert Share Valuation

    A businessman who bitterly disagreed with an expert valuation of his company's worth will have to pay more than £4 million to buy out his estranged partner's minority shareholding, following...
  • 10th October 2014

    Contractor Owes Limited Duty of Care to Third Party

    Many types of construction and maintenance work have associated dangers and, when such a danger is identified, a duty to warn of it can arise specifically under the contract terms...
  • 8th October 2014

    Former Police Officer Wins Compensation for Hearing Damage

    Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can be caused by a one-off exposure to loud sound or by repeated exposure to sounds at varying levels of loudness over an extended period of...
  • 6th October 2014

    Conversion of Civil Partnership Into Marriage Will Not Revoke Will

    It is sensible for a couple to ensure that they have valid wills once they start to cohabit and share their assets.However, it is regrettably not well known that marriage...
  • 3rd October 2014

    Builders Liable After Fire Destroys £4 Million Eco-Home

    A couple who were heartbroken when their £4 million 'eco-home' burnt to the ground when it was close to completion have won the right to full compensation for their loss...
  • 1st October 2014

    Behaviour Negates Entitlement to Sale Proceeds

    When the ex-partner of a woman sought a share in the sale proceeds of the house they had lived in before their break-up several years previously, the court had to...
  • 29th September 2014

    Businesswomen Must Pay for Breach of Non-Compete Covenant

    A businesswoman who made more than £3 million from the sale of her shares in a social care company – and then promptly set up in rivalry with it in...
  • 26th September 2014

    .uk Domain Names Launched

    In June, the '.uk' top-level domain was launched. The .uk extension indicates an organisation in the UK, as opposed to the '.co.uk' one, which has been used for many years...
  • 24th September 2014

    Delusions Do Not Prevent Creation of Valid Will

    The difficulties of challenging a will on the ground that a person lacks mental capacity (more commonly known as not 'being of sound mind') were clearly illustrated by a recent...
  • 22nd September 2014

    Property Buyers Beware! Get a Full Structural Survey

    In a reminder to property buyers that a full structural survey can often be well worth the money, a woman who had to have major work done to prop up...
  • 18th September 2014

    Stay-at-Home Husband in £11 Million Divorce Dispute

    A stay-at-home husband who claims that he sacrificed his own career on the altar of his investment banker wife's ambition has triumphed in a crucial round of their £11 million...
  • 15th September 2014

    Dismissal for Sickness Absence After Maternity Leave Not Discriminatory

    In Lyons v DWP Jobcentre Plus, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal (ET) to dismiss a woman's claims of direct sex discrimination and/or...
  • 11th September 2014

    Goodwill Not Necessarily a Company Asset

    The way in which a business is structured has many ramifications and can be especially important on sale, as a recent case shows.It involved a bakery company specialising in the...
  • 8th September 2014

    Court Removes Attorneys Who Abused Position of Trust

    The creation of a power of attorney is a good way of making sure that your affairs are dealt with by a responsible person if you are unable to manage...
  • 3rd September 2014

    Offer to Help Leads to Duty of Care

    In general, a landowner does not owe a duty of care to people who voluntarily take risks while on the landowner's property. However, a recent case in the Court of...