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A couple who were heartbroken when their £4 million 'eco-home' burnt to the ground when it was close to completion have won the right to full compensation for their loss from a construction company involved in the project. The couple sued the...
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In an important decision for corporate sponsors and those who benefit from their financial help, a fishing company which stumped up £1.2 million in support of its cash-strapped local rugby club has suffered defeat in its legal campaign to deduct that...
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It is sensible for a couple to ensure that they have valid wills once they start to cohabit and share their assets. However, it is regrettably not well known that marriage revokes an existing will (unless the will was specifically made in contemplation of...
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At this time of year, many people will be looking forward to attending firework displays to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night. For those organising such events, it is important to ensure they are planned carefully. Fortunately, guidance on this topic is available...
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In the long-running case of Seldon v Clarkson, Wright and Jakes , the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the decision of the Employment Tribunal (ET) that the inclusion in a law firm’s partnership agreement of a clause that required...
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When work done by a contractor is deficient, the standard JCT form of contract allows an 'appropriate deduction' to be made from payment where the work is not to be made good by the contractor. Arguments over deductions made in these circumstances are...
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When the holder of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) does not act in the best interests of the person who created the power, an application may be made to the Court of Protection to have them removed. A recent case heard by the Court involved an elderly...
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All too often, the wrangling over the financial arrangements on divorce turns out to be lengthy, expensive and a cause of anxiety and anger. In order to reduce these negative aspects, Mr Justice Mostyn has released a statement outlining procedures designed...
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In June, the '.uk' top-level domain was launched. The .uk extension indicates an organisation in the UK, as opposed to the '.co.uk' one, which has been used for many years to indicate a commercial organisation in the UK. Most countries have domain suffixes...
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Any application for property development has to be considered against the local development plan. In addition to the plan, the planning officer must also take account of the local development policy and any other material considerations. When an application...