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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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  • Holiday Pay and Unearned Commission – Update

    29th March 2017

    In October 2016, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Employment Tribunal (ET) was correct in its finding that the Working Time Regulations 1998 can be interpreted so as to...

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  • Get Your Paperwork Agreed First

    29th March 2017

    The developer of a block of flats wished to sell eight flats in the block and agreed with a local estate agent that it would market them for a 2...

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  • When is an Agreement Not an Agreement?

    29th March 2017

    Legal disputes are settled out of court in most cases and, typically, negotiations are carried out leading to the making of an offer which is accepted.When an argument arose over...

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  • The Apprenticeship Levy – Are You Ready?

    22nd March 2017

    On 6 April 2017, the way in which apprenticeships in England are funded is changing. Some employers will be required to pay a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be...

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  • National Minimum Wage Rates

    22nd March 2017

    The following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates will come into effect on 1 April 2017:The NLW, which applies to those aged...

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  • The Trade Union Act 2016

    22nd March 2017

    The Trade Union Act 2016, which makes a number of changes to the way in which industrial action is organised, came into force on 1 March 2017.The Act amends the...

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  • Loss of Earnings Reflects Long-Term Effects of Injury

    21st March 2017

    A man who suffered serious wrist fractures after falling on a slippery floor at work has been awarded more than £900,000 in compensation.The accident happened as he was unloading boxes...

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  • 2002 Divorce Settlement Not Final, Rules Court of Appeal

    20th March 2017

    A divorcee who made unwise investments and became impecunious after a divorce settlement in 2002 has gone back to court to obtain an increase in the monthly payments from her...

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  • Court Enforces Pre-Nuptial Agreement

    20th March 2017

    When the marriage of a wealthy couple broke up, the English court had the opportunity to consider the impact of two pre-nuptial agreements the couple had made before they wed.The...

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  • One Person's Word Against Another's? Family Judge Weighs Evidence

    20th March 2017

    Family cases involving children often involve weighing up one person's word against another's, but judges are experienced at uncovering the truth. In one case a mother was found to have...

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  • Revised Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations

    15th March 2017

    The Government has issued revised Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, which are due to come into force on 6 April 2017. They introduce mandatory gender pay...

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  • Definitive Plan Decides Boundary Dispute

    13th March 2017

    Boundary disputes are commonplace and, unless skilfully mediated, can often spiral out of control, ending up in legal action the cost of which far exceeds the value of the land...

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  • Dog Lovers – You Are Legally Responsible If Your Pets Misbehave

    13th March 2017

    Dog ownership is a source of joy to many, but it is not free from legal responsibilities and a failure to keep your pet under control can have grave consequences....

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  • Carrying Out Building Works? Consult Your Neighbours First!

    22nd February 2017

    Disputes between neighbours can be agonising, both emotionally and financially, but taking advice at an early stage can swiftly draw the sting. In one case where matters were allowed to...

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  • Worker Mobility Clauses Worthless Unless Clear and Reasonable

    22nd February 2017

    Many contracts of employment require employees to move from one place of work to another when requested to do so. However, an Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case has emphasised that...

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  • Government Abandons Plan to Delete 2.5 Million Records of Dissolved Companies

    22nd February 2017

    The Government has announced that it has had second thoughts regarding its proposal to reduce the length of time records of dissolved companies are kept from 20 to six years,...

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  • COT3 Agreements – Watch the Wording

    22nd February 2017

    The case of Department for Work and Pensions v Brindley illustrates that care must be taken over the wording used to record the terms of settlement of an employment claim...

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  • Business Sales and Website Domain Rights

    22nd February 2017

    Buying and selling a business can be a complex matter and engaging a Solicitor  to make sure that deals are watertight and all the necessary actions are taken is a...

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  • Solicitor Evidence Crucial in Proving Will Valid

    15th February 2017

    A recent case shows the importance of involving a solicitor in the preparation of a will, especially where it is considered that an attempt to invalidate it on the grounds...

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