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17th October 2014
Child Maintenance Service – New Charges
On 30 June 2014, a one-off application fee of £20 was introduced for registering with the Child Maintenance Service.This application fee will not apply to clients who:are a victim of...
15th October 2014
Charity Faces £100,000 Race Discrimination Bill
In a warning to employers that failure to comply with equality law can be extremely costly both in terms of money and reputation, a charity which sacked two racial minority...
13th October 2014
Businessman Must Live With Expert Share Valuation
A businessman who bitterly disagreed with an expert valuation of his company's worth will have to pay more than £4 million to buy out his estranged partner's minority shareholding, following...
10th October 2014
Contractor Owes Limited Duty of Care to Third Party
Many types of construction and maintenance work have associated dangers and, when such a danger is identified, a duty to warn of it can arise specifically under the contract terms...
8th October 2014
Former Police Officer Wins Compensation for Hearing Damage
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) can be caused by a one-off exposure to loud sound or by repeated exposure to sounds at varying levels of loudness over an extended period of...
6th October 2014
Conversion of Civil Partnership Into Marriage Will Not Revoke Will
It is sensible for a couple to ensure that they have valid wills once they start to cohabit and share their assets.However, it is regrettably not well known that marriage...
3rd October 2014
Builders Liable After Fire Destroys £4 Million Eco-Home
A couple who were heartbroken when their £4 million 'eco-home' burnt to the ground when it was close to completion have won the right to full compensation for their loss...
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...
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