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  • 1st October 2014

    Behaviour Negates Entitlement to Sale Proceeds

    When the ex-partner of a woman sought a share in the sale proceeds of the house they had lived in before their break-up several years previously, the court had to...
  • 29th September 2014

    Businesswomen Must Pay for Breach of Non-Compete Covenant

    A businesswoman who made more than £3 million from the sale of her shares in a social care company – and then promptly set up in rivalry with it in...
  • 26th September 2014

    .uk Domain Names Launched

    In June, the '.uk' top-level domain was launched. The .uk extension indicates an organisation in the UK, as opposed to the '.co.uk' one, which has been used for many years...
  • 24th September 2014

    Delusions Do Not Prevent Creation of Valid Will

    The difficulties of challenging a will on the ground that a person lacks mental capacity (more commonly known as not 'being of sound mind') were clearly illustrated by a recent...
  • 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...