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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

What Is a Landlord? The Answer Is Not as Obvious as You Might Think

What is a landlord? The answer to that question may appear obvious.

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Posted 28th Nov 2018

Cohabiting? Legal Advice May Seem Unromantic, But it Is Wise!

It may seem unromantic, but it really does make sense for couples who live together to see a solicitor so that the basis on which they occupy their homes can be put into writing.

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Posted 28th Nov 2018

Rights to Light – Concerned Home Owner Stymies Hotel Development

Rights to daylight really do matter to homeowners and, if you feel that yours is under threat, you should consult a solicitor right away.

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Posted 28th Nov 2018

Keen to Cut Inheritance Tax Liabilities? Contact Us Today

Giving away assets to your loved ones with warm hands, when you are still fit and healthy, is a readily available means of reducing Inheritance Tax (IHT) liabilities.

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Posted 28th Nov 2018

Employers – How Reasonable Are Your Disciplinary Processes?

Workplace disciplinary proceedings are always tense and it is vital to remember that their reasonableness is likely to be examined in detail by Employment Tribunals (ETs) after the event.

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Posted 28th Nov 2018

Social Landlords’ Rights to Carry Out Improvements – High Court Ruling

An Englishman’s home is his castle and, depending on the terms of their leases, that applies to tenants as well as freeholders.

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Posted 28th Nov 2018