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Unfair Dismissal and Redundancy

An employer's decision to terminate an employee's position on grounds of redundancy - and the fact their "dismissal" - may trigger the employee's claim for contractual and statutory compensation.  We have created the infographic below to provide information about claims that could...

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Informal Arrangements Land Woman With Massive Costs Bill

A woman who sold her mother’s house in order to buy her a more suitable home has been left with a large legal costs bill as a result of her action. Her mother is incapacitated by dementia and unable to look after her own affairs. The resulting court case shows how important it is...

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Court Cures 'Clerical Error' in £6.9 Million Will

The High Court has come to the aid of a family whose grief at the death of a gifted entrepreneur in a motorbike crash was compounded by the discovery of a ‘clerical error’ in his £6.9 million will. His intention was to establish, by means of his will, a discretionary ...

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Unclear Wording on Property Access Rights Leads to Court of Appeal

Many court battles arise because of a lack of clarity in documentation which leaves an agreement capable of being interpreted in more than one way. A recent case, which involved a landowner’s access to his property, illustrates this point. The conveyance which transferred the pro...

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Divorcee Refused 'Second Bite of the Cherry'

Separated couples should fix their eyes firmly on the future when signing divorce agreements, as was demonstrated in a recent case in which a former soldier, whose ex-wife had ‘spent her share’ after their split, fought off her bid for a slice of his military pension. The H...

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Cohabitation

Cohabitation and the Law - Changes Afoot

A Private Member’s Bill currently in Parliament aims to give long-term cohabitants rights more akin to those enjoyed by married couples and those in civil partnerships. At present, a long-term cohabitant has no more legal rights relating to their partner than a person would if th...

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Data Protection

Data Protection Policies and Personal Devices

A recent YouGov survey showed that 47 per cent of all UK employees now use their smartphone, tablet PC or other portable device for work purposes and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has now issued a warning that organisations are failing to update their data protection...

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Contract Between Equals Enforceable

When a financial adviser quit his job and set up his own business with another adviser, the company he left sought damages for breach of contract. He had previously sold the goodwill in his client base to his employer and that agreement contained a 'non-compete' clause which lasted for...

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