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  • 15th May 2015

    Relaxed Change of Use Regulations Now in Force

    Changes to planning law that came into effect on 15 April 2015 will make it easier for several types of business to change the use of their premises as the...
  • 11th May 2015

    Accident Victims – Justice Can Be Swifter Than You Think

    The wheels of justice can move surprisingly quickly and the belief that accident victims always have to wait for years to win compensation is mistaken. In one case, a woman...
  • 8th May 2015

    Too Similar Trade Mark Proves Costly

    To regular renters of cars, the stylised 'e' in the logo of Europcar will be readily recognisable. With its brand reinforced by an extensive recent television advertising campaign, the Enterprise...
  • 5th May 2015

    Whose Terms Apply?

    It is by no means uncommon for businesses to trade with one another for long periods without establishing definitively the terms under which they do so. This normally causes few...
  • 1st May 2015

    Support to Continue if Education Extended

    When a dependant of a person who dies finds that they have not been provided for in the will of the deceased, and it would be reasonable for them to...
  • 29th April 2015

    Disability Discrimination – The Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments

    Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), now superseded by the Equality Act 2010, where the working practices or physical features of the workplace put a disabled employee at a...
  • 27th April 2015

    Is the NHS Denying Blame for Your Injuries? You Can Still Achieve a Settlement

    Just because the NHS denies blame for injuries suffered by a patient does not mean that it will not pay compensation. In one such case, lawyers representing a young girl...
  • 24th April 2015

    Sons Confirmed as Attorneys Despite Challenge

    Regrettably, cases in which the behaviour of an attorney for someone who is elderly or infirm is cause for an enquiry – and often an intervention – by the Public...
  • 22nd April 2015

    Delay Costs Firm With Good Case

    When legal action is delayed unreasonably the result can be a financial disaster, as a company found to its cost when it was hit with a $14.5 million damages bill...
  • 20th April 2015

    Soldier Injured on Exercise Let Down by Army

    All employers are under a duty to take appropriate measures to safeguard workers against the risk of injury, and the Army is no different. In a case which illustrates this...
  • 17th April 2015

    Putting Assets in Your Children's Names Can Be Risky

    Transferring title of your assets to your children may have advantages but is not without risks, as one businessman found out when his son's bankruptcy left the family's substantial buy-to-let...
  • 15th April 2015

    April 2015 Employment Law Changes

    Changes to employment law and practice are normally implemented in either April or October in order to make life easier for employers, who must ensure that their policies and procedures...
  • 13th April 2015

    Loss Relief Denied on Uncommercial Farming

    The general rule in tax law is that for a trading loss to be set off against other income in order to reduce a tax liability, the trade which incurred...
  • 10th April 2015

    Electrocuted BT Worker Due Big Damages Payout

    A British Telecom (BT) worker, who was badly injured when electrocuted by power lines whilst in the bucket of a 'cherry-picker' hoist, is due substantial damages after the High Court...
  • 8th April 2015

    Failure to Take Legal Advice Costs Tenant

    In a cautionary tale for any commercial tenant who thinks professional legal advice is an unnecessary luxury, a shopkeeper who would have been entitled to substantial compensation on the early...
  • 6th April 2015

    Online Assets 'In Limbo' Warning

    According to a recent survey by the Co-Op, more than 94 per cent of all adults in the UK have an online account, yet only a quarter have put in...
  • 3rd April 2015

    Accident Settlements are Final – Even if Fraud is Subsequently Proved

    In a decision that will be unwelcome to the insurance industry, the Court of Appeal has ruled that a man who lied his way to a £135,000 damages settlement following...
  • 1st April 2015

    IHT Return Failings Mean Jail

    It is not always appreciated, but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will not hesitate to bring criminal proceedings when tax evasion is significant, as the jailing of a woman who...
  • 30th March 2015

    Law Commission Attempts to Address Enforcement of Orders for Family Provision

    The settlement of the financial arrangements is often seen as the final step in the break-up of a marriage. Regrettably, in too many cases, the arrangements, which are set out...