Latest Legal News

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Correct service of legal documents may seem like a technicality to non-lawyers, but it is of crucial importance and should only be entrusted to professionals. In one case that resoundingly proves the point , a landlord who served a notice to quit on the...
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Resorting to skulduggery in divorce proceedings is sadly common but almost never does either side any good. That was certainly so in one case in which a man surreptitiously took documents from his ex-wife's home and sought – unsuccessfully – to...
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A boy who was seriously injured when he cut himself on broken glass in a public park is set to receive a six-figure sum in compensation. The boy, then 12 years old, was playing football when he landed on a shard of glass. He was badly cut and suffered...
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The Gender Pay Reporting Regulations came into force in April 2017. The regulations require organisations with 250 or more relevant employees on the “snapshot date” to report on their gender pay gap.  Relevant employees, are employees...
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Problems with covenants affecting land are common and sometimes a dispute can resurface years after it seems to have been settled. In a recent instance, a landowner was successful in reopening the battle over a covenant after persuading the court it was...
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In the context of a redundancy process, in which workers competed with one another in order to obtain one of the remaining posts, it was reasonable for the employer to expect each of them to look after their own interests. An Employment Tribunal (ET) so...
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There is an established principle of law that a plaintiff or claimant is unable to pursue legal remedy if the case arises in connection with his or her own illegal act. So where someone is injured in the course of their own criminal acts, they are not...
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Just how tough HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) can be was illustrated by a recent case in which they imposed a penalty of £1,300 for the late filing of a tax return by a businesswoman who, as well as running her own business, was also caring for her...
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Any professional will know that there are many people who like to have free advice, and whilst this is seldom proffered in a social setting such as the pub, it is normal for friends to give one another advice. It was therefore unremarkable when a couple who...
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When a person takes professional advice and a loss follows, it is normal to look for compensation through the professional's indemnity insurance policy. In order for the professional to be liable, they have to have owed the claimant a duty of care and their...