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‘Shared Ownership’ Tenant Loses Home Following Bankruptcy

So called ‘shared ownership’ – by which tenants steadily build up equity in their homes by overpaying their rent – is popular with first-time buyers as a means of getting onto the property ladder.

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Posted 1st Feb 2018

Standing up for Your Rights is One Thing, Intransigence is Another

You are entitled to stand up for your rights in your workplace but, without specialist legal advice, it is only too easy to overstep the mark into intransigence.

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Posted 1st Feb 2018

Farmer Who Cut Son Out of £3 Million Will Knew His Own Mind

Rational and fair bequests are almost never overturned by the courts and that is one good reason why you should seek legal advice before making a will.

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Posted 1st Feb 2018

Default on House Sale Contract Costs Buyer Seven-Figure Sum

Judges do not flinch from enforcing contracts for the sale of land and that is a good reason why you should never sign on the dotted line before taking legal advice.

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Posted 1st Feb 2018

Child Abduction Risks – Mother Wins Right to Take her Son Abroad

In a world made small by the ease of international travel, cross-cultural relationships are commonplace and the risks of child abduction are very real.

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Posted 1st Feb 2018

Landlord Pays £700,000 Price after Unauthorised Flats Conversion

In a case that stands as a warning to residential landlords that planning laws must be complied with

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Posted 1st Feb 2018

Leaky Tower Block Developer Wins £300,000 Interim Payment

Construction disputes inevitably take time to resolve and that can cause cash flow problems

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Posted 12th Dec 2017

Premier League Club Triumphs in Transfer Market Tax Dispute

The distinction between taxable remuneration arising from employment and tax-free compensation for the surrender of employment rights is a crucial one

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Posted 12th Dec 2017

Woman’s Executor Jailed after Her £240,000 Estate Is ‘Frittered Away’

Appointment as executor of a friend or loved one’s estate is an honour, but also carries heavy legal responsibilities.

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Posted 12th Dec 2017

It’s Perfectly Fine for Public Authorities to Profit from Their Land Holdings

It is perfectly legitimate for public authorities to exploit their property holdings for the benefit of the public purse.

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Posted 12th Dec 2017

What Does ‘Molestation’ Mean? Court of Appeal Test Case

Non-molestation orders are an effective means by which the courts protect the vulnerable – but what exactly does ‘molestation’ mean?

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Posted 12th Dec 2017

Lease Forfeiture – Tenants Entitled to Full Opportunity to Remedy Defaults

Landlords are entitled to take back possession of their properties from tenants who breach the terms of their leases.

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Posted 12th Dec 2017