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£150,000 fine after risk assessment failure led to life threatening worker injuries
January 2017

An engineering company’s failure to undertake a correct risk assessment of its working practices led to two of its employees suffering life threatening injuries from chemical burns and the company being fined £150,000. Continue reading...

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Disputes cost small businesses billions each year
January 2017

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has estimated that legal disputes are costing small businesses more than £11.5 billion annually. Continue reading...

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Look before you leap into a limited company arrangement – landlords are warned
January 2017

Buy-to-let landlords who are considering transferring their property interests into a limited company set-up, would be well advised to carefully weigh up the pros and cons of doing so before taking such a step. Continue reading...

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IP rights defended as Jaguar fights off Canadian interloper
January 2017

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has successfully taken legal action to protect its intellectual property rights, after a Canadian company tried to use the ‘Defender’ name on its range of off-road vehicles in Europe. Continue reading...

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Directors pursue unfair dismissal in landmark case
January 2017

Two directors have been granted permission by an Employment Tribunal to bring a case for unfair dismissal against a company controlled by the former Secretary of State for Health, Stephen Dorrell. Continue reading...

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Buyers beware after white van man is told he cannot park outside his new home
January 2017

New home buyers are being warned to carefully check the small print of their contracts, after a prospective buyer found that he would be banned from parking his commercial van on his own driveway. Continue reading...

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Former judge and her husband jailed for forging relative’s Will
January 2017

A former judge and her husband faked a Will so that they could get their hands on property belonging to a distant relative they had never even met. Continue reading...

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When words alone are not enough – land dispute ends in court battle
January 2017

We often use the phrase ‘my word is my bond’ to indicate the binding nature of a verbal agreement, however the perils of relying on words alone have recently been highlighted in a dispute relating to the sale of land. Continue reading...

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Highest Court in the land hears decade-long Will dispute
January 2017

A long-running inheritance dispute, involving three animal charities and a disinherited daughter, is finally nearing an end, following a recent Supreme Court hearing. Continue reading...

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Take time this New Year to make sure your personal affairs are sorted
January 2017

Many people’s New Year resolutions don’t even make it to the end of January – pledges to cut down on chocolates or to start going to the gym are well-meant but are rarely followed through. Continue reading...