Royal Wootton Bassett
Awdry Bailey & Douglas
Buying or Selling Your Home
Divorce & Relationship Breakdown
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
Wills, Tax & Probate
Powers of Attorney
Court of Protection
"Excellent service & advice,
timely & spot on."
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...
29th August 2014
Relationship Break-Up and Tax
Getting divorced is never a pleasant experience and couples going through the process have a lot to think about. Whilst management of the tax consequences of the split is not...
26th August 2014
Discrimination – Religion or Belief
A nursery manager has failed in her attempt to persuade the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that she had been subjected to unlawful discrimination because of her religion when she was...
22nd August 2014
Electronic Services – Get Ready for New VAT Rules
If you supply electronic products (telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services) to non-business customers through online sales, you should start thinking about how you will comply with the new VAT 'place of...
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...
to our newsletter
© Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors in Wiltshire
VAT number 137523963 - SRA 63119