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Planning Inspector’s Rejection of Housing Project ‘Inconsistent’, Court Rules

Consistency is the mark of good official decision-making and that is particularly so in the context of planning decisions.

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Posted 19th Mar 2019

Mentally Disabled Man’s Wedding Plans Receive High Court Blessing

It is a very sad fact that those who suffer from mental disabilities may lack the legal capacity to get married or to make a will.

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Posted 19th Mar 2019

Letters and Emails Can Lead Nowhere – Get a Properly Drafted Contract!

No matter how many letters or emails are exchanged, they frequently do not reach a binding conclusion and can never replace a professionally drafted contract.

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Posted 19th Mar 2019

Young and Fit and Making a Will Far from Your Mind? Think Again!

It is a sad fact that not everyone lives to a ripe old age and that is why even young people in good health should not delay in making a professionally drafted will.

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Posted 19th Mar 2019

Hiring Agency Workers? Do You Understand Your Legal Responsibilities?

Engaging agency workers offers ease and flexibility, but employers who believe that they thereby divorce themselves from all legal responsibility are sadly mistaken.

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Posted 19th Mar 2019

Defective Premises and Landlords’ Duties – Guideline Court of Appeal Ruling

In a guideline decision which underlined the duty of landlords to ensure that their tenants are not placed in danger by defective premises

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Posted 19th Mar 2019

Is Service of Documents by Email Valid? Supreme Court Says Yes!

Legal documents once had to be placed in someone’s hands, or at least mailed to his or her registered address, to be validly served.

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Posted 9th Jan 2019

Forged IVF Consent Form Triggers Unique Breach of Contract Claim

Healthy children are a blessing and, even where their birth arises from a breach of contract, the costs of bringing them up cannot be recovered as compensation.

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Posted 9th Jan 2019

Homeowners – Use Restrictions May Be Lurking in Your Title Deeds

Homeowners are often blissfully unaware that onerous restrictions on what they can do with their properties may lurk within their title deeds.

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Posted 9th Jan 2019

Appointing Loved Ones as Executors of Your Will? Read This First!

Appointing loved ones as executors of your will may seem the natural thing to do, but there are very good reasons why it is often wiser to employ professionals.

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Posted 9th Jan 2019

Gross Misconduct – A Forbidden Act May Not Be Enough to Justify Dismissal

When considering allegations of workplace gross misconduct, it is often not enough simply to establish that a forbidden act occurred, without going on to discern the reasons for it and whether those reasons are linked to a disability.

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Posted 9th Jan 2019

What Is an ‘Elevation’ in Property Terms? – Upper Tribunal Gives the Answer

Architects, surveyors and other property professionals often refer to the ‘elevations’ of buildings – but what exactly does the word mean?

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Posted 9th Jan 2019