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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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  • Building Company Discovers Pitfalls of Oral Contracts

    18th January 2017

    Every sensible businessman knows that oral contracts are fraught with difficulty and that the results of a lack of formality can be ruinous. In one case that proved the point,...

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  • Medical Evidence in Employment Tribunal Personal Injury Claims

    17th January 2017

    If an Employment Tribunal (ET) is called upon to assess general damages for personal injury, this is a matter of fact to be determined based on the individual evidence.The award...

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  • Expert Resolution of Boundary Dispute 'Final and Binding'

    17th January 2017

    Neighbours engaged in boundary disputes would generally be wise to submit their differences to an independent expert for resolution, rather than fighting it out in court. However, as one High...

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  • EAT Criticises Perfunctory Treatment of Sacked Property Manager

    16th January 2017

    In a recent case (Thomas v BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited), a senior property management company employee who was made redundant in an insensitive and...

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  • Ambiguity of Meaning of 'Costs' Leads to Court Case

    11th January 2017

    There is little point in reaching a settlement of litigation if the wording of the agreement is so ambiguous that it simply creates further scope for disagreement. In one High...

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  • Government Cracks Down on Salary Sacrifice Tax Perks

    11th January 2017

    As had been widely anticipated, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his Autumn Statement that the Government is making changes to salary sacrifice arrangements so that many schemes that...

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  • Boy Due Millions From NHS Following Traumatic Ambulance Delivery

    11th January 2017

    Many clinical negligence victims are put off claiming compensation by the prospect of having to relive their agony in court. However, such concerns are generally misplaced as the vast majority...

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  • Company Articles Triumph in Share Valuation Dispute

    11th January 2017

    People tend to think of the articles of association of companies – and often shareholders' agreements – as matters of detail not warranting close attention. However, a recent case shows...

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  • Don't Let a Dispute With Your Neighbour Get Out of Hand

    11th January 2017

    Disputes between neighbours can become extremely heated, and it is very often best to seek mediation through a lawyer before things get out of hand. In one case where that...

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  • Housing Association Tenant Pays Price for Unlawful Subletting

    11th January 2017

    Social housing tenants are not normally permitted to sublet their properties. Where it is discovered that they have, an Unlawful Profits Order (UPO) can be made to recover any profit...

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  • Dismissal When Final Written Warning 'Manifestly Inappropriate'

    4th January 2017

    Workplace disciplinary processes often have a number of distinct phases, and legal errors in any one of them can be enough to infect the whole. That point was made in...

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