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In the recent case of Bartholomews Agri Food Limited v Thornton , the High Court found that a restrictive covenant included in the contract of employment of an agronomist from the time he began working for his employer as a trainee was manifestly...
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Harassment is an unfortunate fact in some relationship breakdowns. In a bid to reduce the incidence of harassment and molestation following splits, the Family Law Act 1996 made it a criminal offence to breach a non-molestation order, rather than a contempt...
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Air travellers will be familiar with the X-ray scanners used as part of the security measures in airports, and the international market for such systems is massive. One of the leading names in the industry is Rapiscan, whose devices are widely used in many...
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Divorce is seldom straightforward, especially as regards the negotiation of the financial settlement. The lengths that some people will go to in order to disguise their assets or prevent assets from passing to their ex-spouse are also considerable. When...
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A recent survey has shown that more than one in ten people who are thought to have died intestate (i.e. without leaving a will) may actually have made a will and that a similar number of those who leave a will which is initially believed to be the last will...
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Not all action against directors when a company goes broke is initiated by the Insolvency Service. Recently, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) issued a warning to rogue directors that it will take strong measures to enforce the payment of fines it...
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Planning rules relating to home extensions are complex but a householder's victory in a High Court test case is expected to make it significantly easier for some people to enlarge their homes without the need for planning permission. The man had already...
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According to the Chartered Institute of Taxation, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are using data collection powers to uncover the ultimate beneficial ownership of offshore companies and trusts. The information is being obtained from UK-based providers of...
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Constructive dismissal occurs when an employee resigns and can demonstrate that he or she is entitled to do so because the employer shows by their conduct that they no longer intend to be bound by the essential terms of the employee's employment contract....
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The complexity of the law relating to people of diminished mental capacity has long been a bone of contention and, with an ageing population, the courts are being increasingly tied up with mental capacity issues. One of the most problematic areas is that of...