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Couple Who Adopted Severely Disabled Child Win £650,000

Lawyers who represent negligence victims can all give examples of extraordinary devotion and bravery on the part of their clients. In a case on point, a couple who adopted a profoundly disabled little girl and cared for her until the bitter end had their...

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...

Questions for developers to consider in mixed use developments

When carrying out mixed use developments, there are a handful of points that a developer might want to consider at the outset (to include but not limited to): Who is going to provide the services? Landlord, management company or managing agent? Will 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Protecting your interest in your Limited Company

It is often the case that I am asked to draft a shareholders’ agreement or provide advice concerning investment into a company limited by shares. Whilst there are a number of important considerations, key aspects are often exit strategies, along with...
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