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Tree Felling Without Permission Proves Expensive

Ignoring tree preservation orders can prove to be a very expensive mistake and if your property has a protected tree on it, you should make sure any order is understood and followed and any necessary permissions obtained. Felling a protected tree without...

Use of Vehicles on Private Land - UK in Breach of EU Insurance Obligation

The UK is in long-standing breach of its obligation under European law to require compulsory insurance in respect of the use of motor vehicles on private land. So ruled the Court of Appeal in a case of crucial importance to the motor insurance industry. The...

No-Fault Eviction to End: Landlord and Tenant Law Revisions Likely

Talk to a tenant and the lack of security of tenure is often brought up as a significant issue. For landlords, the inability easily to obtain possession of a tenanted property can often cause angst. There is little dispute that a good-quality, settled...

Could Your Child Have Been Injured During Birth? If in Doubt, Consult a Solicitor

Many parents of children born disabled believe that fate has dealt them a bad hand and no one is to blame. However, as a High Court case in which a teenager won multi-million-pound damages showed, you should consult a solicitor straight away if there is the...

Cohabitation

There continues to be an ongoing myth that “common law marriage” exists and if you have cohabited with your partner for an extended period of time, then you automatically have the same rights as a married couple (or a couple in a civil...

CGT Loss Occurs When Payment Made, Not Before

When a personal guarantee has to be given in order to give a lender the security it needs, the guarantor hopes that the guarantee will never be called in. However, when it is, the loss suffered by the guarantor will normally qualify as a loss for Capital...

Phase Two of the 'Good Work Plan' - Protecting Vulnerable Workers

In July 2017, Matthew Taylor published his independent review on modern working practices, entitled 'Good Work' . The Government published its response to the review in February 2018 and launched consultations on how best to implement many of the...

Written Statement of Employment Particulars - Late Provision

The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides that all employees, whether part-time or full-time, are entitled by law to be given a written statement setting out the main particulars of their employment, provided their employment lasts for one month or more....

What Is a Highway Maintainable at Public Expense? High Court Guidance

What exactly is a highway maintainable at public expense? The High Court gave important guidance on that issue in upholding a compensation claim brought by a woman who suffered injury when she tripped over an exposed tree root whilst walking on a path...

Court Appearance May Not Mean Public Disclosure

The principle of open courts is highly valued in the UK legal system. However, it is often a worry to people engaged in legal proceedings concerning family or marital issues that by going to court their family's private affairs will become public knowledge. ...
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