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  • Compensation for head injuries

    23rd May 2017

    Many brave accident victims approach their misfortune with an admirable belief that they will make a full recovery given time. However, such a stoical approach is not always realistic and,...

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  • Commercial Court Imposes Prison Sentences on Uncooperative Directors

    17th May 2017

    The Commercial Court does not take defiance of its orders lightly and has a panoply of powers to enforce obedience. In one case that proved the point, the Court ordered...

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  • Supreme Court Upholds Reality Principle in Property Valuation

    17th May 2017

    Property valuations can be a live issue for many reasons, not just on sale. Differences of opinion on the value put on property when businesses are being broken up are...

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  • The Burden of Proof in Discrimination Cases

    17th May 2017

    To succeed in a discrimination claim against their employer, an employee must prove enough facts from which the Employment Tribunal (ET) can decide, without any other explanation, that the discrimination...

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  • Early Termination Was Breach of Apprenticeship Contract

    10th May 2017

    The introduction of the apprenticeship levy and changes to the way in which funding for apprenticeships operates does not affect the way in which training for apprentices who started an...

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  • It Is Not the Law's Role to Improve Bad Bargains

    10th May 2017

    In the context of an insurance company's takeover, the Supreme Court has ruled that sale contracts must be strictly interpreted and that it is no part of the law's function...

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  • Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Indirect Discrimination

    10th May 2017

    The Supreme Court has now handed down its judgment in an important case, Essop and Others v Home Office (UK Border Agency), brought by a group of workers who claimed...

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  • High Court Steps In to Protect Hedge Fund's Confidential Information

    10th May 2017

    Confidential information is the lifeblood of many companies and they are entitled to expect that it will not find its way into the press. However, most court proceedings in the...

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  • Received an Employment Complaint? Don't Delay!

    26th April 2017

    A recent case (Office Equipment Systems Limited v Hughes) illustrates the danger of an employer sitting on their hands when notified of Employment Tribunal (ET) proceedings and the wisdom of...

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  • Injured Cyclist Wins Right to Seven-Figure Payout

    26th April 2017

    Accidents that occur when cyclists overtake haulage vehicles on the inside are all too common. In a recent case, a woman cyclist who was very seriously injured in a collision...

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  • High Court Rectifies Mistake in Waste Recycling Contract

    25th April 2017

    Even the most experienced contract negotiators can make mistakes but, happily, the courts have power to put them right if the true intentions of the parties can be clearly discerned,...

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  • Stress and Long-Term Sick Leave

    25th April 2017

    A recently heard case (O'Brien v Bolton St Catherine's Academy) is a reminder to employers that the greatest care is called for when dealing with employees on long-term sick leave....

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  • Noise Is Not the Only Form of Disturbance – High Court Ruling

    25th April 2017

    Disturbance can take many forms and noise is just one of them. Planners made that point in heeding the concerns of residents of a quiet cul-de-sac and scotching plans for...

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  • Changes to the Calculation of Personal Injury Compensation Payments

    24th April 2017

    When a claimant is awarded a lump sum compensation payment, the actual amount they receive is adjusted to take into account the interest they can expect to earn by investing...

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  • Accident Victim Secures Record £28 Million Compensation Package

    24th April 2017

    If someone has been injured in an accident and has lifetime care needs this can lead to significant levels of compensation. In one recent case, the family of a girl...

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  • Trips and Slips Lead to Settlements

    24th April 2017

    A number of cases involving slips and trips have recently led to compensation settlements for injured persons.In one case, a customer in a supermarket who slipped on a puddle which...

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  • Penal Landlord and Tenant Agreement Struck Down by High Court

    24th April 2017

    Penal contractual terms that seek to impose exorbitant or unconscionable obligations are generally not worth the paper they are written on. The High Court found one such term unenforceable in...

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  • Boundary Disputes – Don't Let Them Escalate

    24th April 2017

    Boundary disputes are well known for their ability to create acrimony and long-running legal proceedings, the cost of which is often disproportionate compared with the value of the land in...

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  • Giving Up Your Career to Get Married? Think Twice!

    18th April 2017

    A person who voluntarily prioritises their marriage over their working life may not be entitled to compensation for the earnings foregone if their relationship ends in divorce. The Court of...

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  • Employed or Self-Employed?

    18th April 2017

    The distinction between employment and self-employment is often unclear, but can be of crucial importance when it comes to tax. In one case, a haulage firm was left facing a...

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  • Mother Suffered Discrimination After Part-Time Return From Maternity Leave

    18th April 2017

    The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against or treat a woman unfavourably because of her pregnancy, or because she has given birth recently, is breastfeeding or is...

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  • Golden Wedding Couple Win Compensation for 'Nightmare' Cruise

    29th March 2017

    Eleven holidaymakers, including a couple celebrating their golden wedding anniversary, have secured a five-figure compensation settlement after their holidays aboard a cruise ship were ruined by illness.The claimants were all...

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  • New Mother Due NHS Payout After Post-Operative Infection Triggered Stroke

    29th March 2017

    Busy doctors do their best in what are often difficult circumstances, but mistakes that they make can have dreadful consequences. When this happens, it is only right that compensation should...

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  • Driver Need Not Enforce Wheelchair Space on Bus, Rules Court

    29th March 2017

    The Supreme Court has ruled on the long-running dispute between First Bus and a disabled passenger who sued the bus company after a driver declined to intervene when a passenger...

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  • Divorcee Wins Judicial Praise for Returning to Full-Time Work

    29th March 2017

    One of the most common criticisms of maintenance awards in divorce proceedings is that they can discourage people from getting on with their lives. However, in one striking case, a...

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