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  • Agricultural Workers' Rights and Modern Slavery

    22nd July 2016

    In a case which serves as a warning to the farming industry, a group of Eastern European agricultural workers who were underpaid, charged illegitimate fees and subjected to unlawful deductions...

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  • Commercial leases: Forfeiture and Tenant’s Right To Relief

    20th July 2016

    Forfeiture is a useful tool for ending leases and getting rid of troublesome tenants, but commercial landlords should be aware of the potential pitfalls.  Who can forfeit? Every landlord has a...

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  • Entering Into a Joint Venture? – Take Advice First

    18th July 2016

    Buying run-down properties and renovating them for resale with a view to profit is a very common way of making money. However, one young couple discovered to their cost the...

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  • Extending Your Home? Do You Need Planning Permission?

    15th July 2016

    Planning rules relating to home extensions are complex but a householder's victory in a High Court test case is expected to make it significantly easier for some people to enlarge...

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  • Single Donor Father Has Right to Ask for Child Access

    13th July 2016

    The law often struggles to keep pace with technological developments, and artificial insemination (AI) cases are an illustration of the sorts of issues that arise.A recent case involved child custody...

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  • Baseless Will Challenge Leads to Costs Consequences

    11th July 2016

    The dangers of trying to upset the provisions of a properly drafted will were made clear in a recent case in which the daughter of a wealthy man insisted on...

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  • Religion or Belief Discrimination – What Constitutes a Philosophical Belief?

    8th July 2016

    When the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 were first introduced, employees were protected from discrimination by reason of any 'religion, religious belief or similar philosophical belief'. The wording...

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  • Landlords Pay Price for Breach of Right of Quiet Enjoyment

    6th July 2016

    A recent case illustrates the risks landlords take if they refurbish tenanted buildings without taking sufficient account of the potential impact on their tenants. Almost all commercial leases include a provision...

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  • Rushing Into Property Purchase Proves Costly

    4th July 2016

    People often complain about the length of time it takes to complete property deals. However, one Court of Appeal case, in which a contract for sale was signed on the...

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