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Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are still breastfeeding. Under UK law as it currently stands, an employer need only undertake a risk assessment...

HMRC Stick to Limited Period for CGT Payment on Residential Property Gains

Despite strong representations from the professional community, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have decided that they will stick with a 30-day initial payment requirement for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on residential property gains for disposals after April...

Good News for Airline Passengers as 'In Writing' Clause Overcome

Almost everyone who has flown much has a story (or more than one) about lost or damaged luggage, and holiday insurance claims regarding these are commonplace. A Finnish man who took a holiday to Malaga found that some items went missing from his luggage on...

Diners Struck Down With Salmonella Win Damages

Expert legal advice is essential for those injured or made ill during a leisure activity, as was shown by a case in which lawyers secured a six-figure settlement for 28 victims of salmonella poisoning. The diners had all eaten at the Real China restaurant...

Inconsistent Residential Planning Permission Overturned

If you are faced with an unwelcome proposal for development nearby, a recent case shows how tenaciousness and a knowledge of past planning history can help to prevent it. Consistency of decision making is a fundamental principle of planning law and local...

Wife Seeking Divorce Fails to Prove English Domicile

London has gained a reputation as 'the divorce capital of the world' because settlements reached are, by international standards, very generous towards women. It is no surprise, therefore, that the courts in this country are a very popular choice of venue...

Woman Wins Compensation Following Disastrous Gastric Bypass Surgery

Not every medical procedure goes according to plan and, when patients suffer due to clinical negligence, it is only right that they should be compensated. In a case on point, a woman who went into hospital for gastric bypass surgery, but emerged in a worse...

Attorney Pays for Lack of Attention

If you accept appointment under a power of attorney, it is essential to understand the responsibilities this entails. A recent case shows what can happen if a less than thorough approach is taken. It dealt with arrangements made by a 95-year-old widower...

When is a Year More Than a Year?

When a landlord appointed agents to manage properties in London, it did so under an agreement for 12 months, which was specified to continue on a yearly basis until terminated by either party giving the required notice. The landlord failed, however, to give...

Family of Mesothelioma Victim Recover Hospice Care Costs

A recent case saw the family of a woman from West Yorkshire, who died after being diagnosed with mesothelioma many years after being exposed to harmful asbestos dust when she washed her husband's work overalls, obtain compensation for the cost of her hospice...
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