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The dangers of 'letting fly' on the Internet are legion and not sufficiently appreciated by some. Freedom of expression is not an absolute right, as one Internet blogger discovered to his cost. The High Court ordered him to pay £10,000 in libel...
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In an unusual case, which shows how important it is to act quickly if an employee breaches his or her contract of employment, a Blackpool stage company paid a heavy price for its delay in taking legal action against a Michael Jackson impersonator who left to...
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Directors are under a duty to act in good faith and to do all that they reasonably can to promote the success of the companies they serve. Breaching those obligations can be costly, as one businesswoman found out after the High Court ruled that she had...
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One of the well-established principles of the law relating to obtaining possession of residential property that applies in the case of a possession order sought by a public authority is that of 'proportionality', which broadly speaking means that if, on the...
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Family trusts often date back many years, and those who drafted them could not have been expected to foresee all the dramatic social changes that have happened since pen was put to paper. In one case, the High Court's intervention was required to vary a...
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The Internet is a market for all sorts of goods – including 'knock-off' copies of well-known brands. These are widely available through e-commerce websites around the world. In 2011, the UK brought in legislation which allows Internet service...
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With an ageing population, purpose-built retirement properties are becoming more and more prevalent. It is important when considering the purchase of such a property to look very carefully at the detail of the contract (this is normally in the form of a long...
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For some years now, pensions have been made increasingly flexible, and the Government recently introduced greater choice as to how savers can use their pension pots on retirement. The cornerstone of the much-vaunted 'liberation' of the private pension...
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With new guidance having been issued regarding the interpretation of 'need' for the purpose of financial settlements on divorce, a recent case shows how the courts have been moving away from a rigid adherence to the principle of 'equality' in the division...
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The tax regime relating to property has played a central role in the Government's drive to create more new homes. In a case which shows the importance of tax policy , a tribunal has favoured a broad interpretation of VAT legislation and found that a house...