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  • 17th August 2014

    Court Cures 'Clerical Error' in £6.9 Million Will

    The High Court has come to the aid of a family whose grief at the death of a gifted entrepreneur in a motorbike crash was compounded by the discovery of...
  • 13th August 2014

    Divorcee Refused 'Second Bite of the Cherry'

    Separated couples should fix their eyes firmly on the future when signing divorce agreements, as was demonstrated in a recent case in which a former soldier, whose ex-wife had 'spent...
  • 11th August 2014

    Landmark Rights of Way Victory for Private Landowners

    In a decision which represents a landmark victory for private landowners – and a serious blow to open countryside campaigners – the High Court has ruled that 19th Century officials...
  • 7th August 2014

    CJEU Rules on Holiday Pay and Unearned Commission

    In the latest in a series of cases on the correct calculation of holiday pay (Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and Others), the Court of Justice of the European...
  • 30th July 2014

    Bitter Family Dispute When Promises Not Kept

    When a person relies on a promise made by another person to their detriment, the law provides a mechanism by which the promise made can, when the circumstances permit, be...
  • 28th July 2014

    Illegal Occupation No Bar to Transfer of Title

    In a decision that will surprise many landowners, the High Court has ruled that a squatter can take legal title to a property even though he had occupied it unlawfully...
  • 22nd July 2014

    Court Denies Father Direct or Indirect Access to Daughter

    When a relationship breaks down and the couple have children, the Family Court will always put the best interests of the children first in determining residence and contact arrangements. The...
  • 17th July 2014

    Contract Between Equals Enforceable, Rules Court

    When a financial adviser quit his job and set up his own business with another adviser, the company he left sought damages for breach of contract.He had previously sold the...
  • 15th July 2014

    88th Birthday Will Valid, Rules Court of Appeal

    A mother who decided to change her will at a birthday party attended by all her children except the one disadvantaged by the change had the mental capacity to do...
  • 15th July 2014

    Changes to Directors' Disqualification and Company Ownership Disclosure Rules On the Way

    The Government has announced proposals to make sweeping revisions to the regulations concerning the disqualification of directors.The changes will generally operate to make the regime more punitive towards directors whose...
  • 9th July 2014

    End of Legal War Over £50,000 Personalised Car Registration

    A businessman has triumphed in a marathon legal dispute over a car registration mark worth £50,000 after the Court of Appeal ruled that it was not included in the sale...
  • 7th July 2014

    Building Firms Fined After Workers Injured in Floor Collapse

    According to the latest statistics compiled by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), workers in the construction industry are four times as likely to be killed at work compared with...
  • 7th July 2014

    Children and Relationship Breakdown

    When cohabitants with children break up, the legal responsibilities of the parents as regards the children are governed by the Children Act 1989.If amicable arrangements as regards the children cannot...
  • 4th July 2014

    Who Carries the Cost of Mental Illness?

    When the state becomes involved in paying for care, there are often complications, as a recent case illustrates.It involved a mentally ill man who had spent almost half his life...
  • 4th July 2014

    Court Ruling Helps to Define Insolvency

    For what seems to be a relatively easy concept, the meaning of 'insolvency' has proven to be a surprisingly contentious issue for the courts over the years. This is important...