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Businesses in Divorce

Addressing a business owned or run by your spouse can be daunting, especially when looking at it from the purpose of divorce proceedings.  Lots of details are required, including who are the directors, shareholders, and what the shareholdings...

Trading in the Winter Period - A Cautionary Note for Landlords

Weak economic growth and increasing competition is still wreaking havoc in the High Street and the quarter that starts in January is often make or break for retailers as it is traditionally the worst trading quarter of their year. Many commercial properties...

Disinheriting Relatives Can Be a Recipe for Discord

You may have good reasons for writing close relatives out of your will but, as any lawyer will tell you, the consequence of doing so can be family discord after you are gone. That was certainly so in one case concerning a father who disinherited his...

High Court Analyses Extent of Local Authority Duty to Fill In Potholes

Potholes are a plague on road users, and local authorities are under a duty to identify those that pose a danger and fill them in. However, a High Court case concerning an injured cyclist showed that such obligations are not without limit. The cyclist came...

Tribunal Paves the Way for Suburban Garden Development

Restrictions on land use appear in the title deeds of many properties – but the law permits their deletion or modification if they become obsolete over time or stand in the way of reasonable development. Exactly that happened in one case in which the...

Judges and Firefighters Triumph in Age Discrimination Test Case

To defeat a claim of direct discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 , the employer must show that the treatment complained of is in pursuit of a legitimate aim and is a proportionate means of achieving that aim. The aim must be objectively and reasonably...

Licence Revocation Threat Averted by Prompt Action

Government regulatory decisions can have an instant and catastrophic impact on businesses, but prompt legal action can ensure that such damage is not unfairly inflicted. The point was made in the case of a company whose licence to warehouse duty suspended...

Commercial Surrogacies Abroad Are Not Illegal - Court of Appeal Ruling

Although commercial surrogacy businesses have long been banned in the UK, the Court of Appeal recently ruled that a clinical negligence victim would not be breaking the law were she to enter into such an arrangement in California, where a more liberal...

Victim Sexually Abused by Senior Police Officer Wins Substantial Damages

Those who suffer sexual abuse are entitled not only to see perpetrators punished by the criminal law, but also to sue them for damages. In a case on point, a young man whose life was thrown into chaos after he was molested by a senior police officer won...

Brain Awaeness Week

The brain is the most important organ in the human body. Brain awareness week serves to raise awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.   At Biscoes Solicitors , we have a number of departments in which our specialist solicitors come...
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