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  • Compensation Without Proof of Fault

    1st December 2016

    Contrary to what some advertising campaigns might have you believe, it is not always necessary to prove fault in order to win compensation. That point was succinctly made by the...

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  • Health and Safety Fines Must Match Ability to Pay

    30th November 2016

    Employers whose breaches of health and safety law result in injury to workers are made to pay for their non-compliance – but, as with individuals, the penalties levied are tailored...

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  • Damages in Workplace Privacy Claims

    30th November 2016

    A recent case (Brown v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) serves as a reminder to employers that employees' personal information must be handled fairly and in accordance with...

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  • Diabetic Salesman Put Under Too Much Pressure to Meet Targets

    30th November 2016

    A diabetic telephone salesman who was put under intense pressure to meet targets – and was eventually sacked for failing to do so – has won the right to substantial...

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  • Sacked Company Founders Win Unlawful Dismissal Claims

    30th November 2016

    The two founding directors of a successful telecommunications business, who were sacked without notice following accusations of disloyalty and financial wrongdoing, have succeeded in High Court wrongful dismissal claims (Richards...

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  • Tycoon Must Share £130 Million Fortune With Ex-Wife

    23rd November 2016

    Those who fail to cooperate in divorce proceedings may get away with it for a while, but they will ultimately be made to pay for their recalcitrance. In one case,...

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  • Claims for Injury in Packed Bus Accident Rejected

    17th November 2016

    When two football supporters travelling in a bus packed with fans made personal injury claims after the vehicle was involved in a collision, the result was a bill for them...

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  • Court Comment on Interim Payments Sounds Warning Bell

    17th November 2016

    When a contractor claims a payment under a standard construction industry contract, it will normally become due in full in the absence of it being contested by the 'employer', for...

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  • Court of Appeal Rules on Holiday Pay and Unearned Commission

    17th November 2016

    The Court of Appeal has handed down its ruling in British Gas Trading Limited v Lock and Another, concluding that the Employment Tribunal (ET) was correct in its finding that...

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  • Tenacious House Owner Wins £320,000 Following Compulsory Purchase

    17th November 2016

    Property rights are strongly protected under English law and those who have their land compulsorily purchased by public authorities are entitled to full compensation. In one case, a man whose...

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  • Continued Use of Defective Devices – Who is at Fault?

    11th November 2016

    Disputes between insurers and claimants under insurance policies are common, and a recent dispute raised an interesting question: What is the position if a person or business uses a device...

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  • Selling Property? Once Contracts Are Exchanged You Must Complete

    11th November 2016

    Every property seller should be aware that, once contracts are exchanged, there is a strict obligation to complete the deal. One woman who failed to do that, following the death...

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  • Tenants First – Or Else

    10th November 2016

    When the landlord of a residential building wishes to sell it (make a 'relevant disposal') with the associated tenancies left intact, it has a legal duty under the Landlord and...

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  • Video Evidence Allowable, Rules Court

    10th November 2016

    A woman who injured her back whilst working at a hospital in Tunbridge Wells has failed in her attempt to prevent covert video surveillance evidence being used by Maidstone and...

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  • Non-Working Daughter Loses Claim for Financial Provision

    10th November 2016

    Claims by disappointed children seeking a share, or a larger share, of a parental estate are on the rise, with the latest figures published showing a year-on-year increase of more...

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  • Director Who Resigned Banned After Company Failure

    4th November 2016

    A recent case shows that when the chips are down, being a director is less about the title of your job with the company and more about the role you...

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  • Disability – Protection of Pay Can Be a Reasonable Adjustment

    4th November 2016

    In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited v Powell, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments where a provision, criterion or practice places a...

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  • Bankruptcy Trustees Overcome Block on House Sale Due to Disability

    4th November 2016

    When the father of a disabled girl was made bankrupt, largely through a series of events outside his control, his trustees in bankruptcy sought a court order for the sale...

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  • What You Do as Well as What You Agree in Writing Matters

    4th November 2016

    It is a common misconception that contracts need to be agreed in writing or orally to be binding. Contracts can be verbal. Additionally, a contract can also be valid if...

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  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    4th November 2016

    In AA Solicitors Limited (T/A AA Solicitors) and Another v Majid, a young female lawyer who was treated in a demeaning and disrespectful manner by the principal of the firm...

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  • Failure to Take Proper Professional Advice in Estate Dispute Causes Financial Catastrophe

    2nd November 2016

    The personal representative of a deceased woman has been ordered to meet expenses of nearly £90,000 that she had paid to a conveyancing firm to act on her behalf after...

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  • Need to Ensure Will Understood Emphasised in High Court Ruling

    2nd November 2016

    There are a number of criteria which must apply in order for a will to be valid and one of the most important is that the person making the will...

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  • Court Stresses Need for Facts in Child Residence Dispute

    2nd November 2016

    Divorces with an international dimension are often complex and, where the question arises as to which parent will look after children and in which country, the Courts are often involved.When...

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  • Failure to Prove Trust Relationship Stymies Effort to Block Sale of Property

    2nd November 2016

    A surprising number of cases are brought to Court each year in which allegations are made that the true ownership of an asset is something other than the 'paper' ownership,...

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  • Failure to Take Advice Proves Costly for Creditor

    21st October 2016

    Company law and debt enforcement are specialist fields and taking expert legal advice is always recommended. In one case which proves the point, a businessman's attempt to go it alone...

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