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Failure to Comply With Regulation Brings Jail for Moneylenders

Commercial moneylending is, with good reason, heavily regulated to ensure that unfair advantage is not taken of vulnerable borrowers. In one case that made that clear, two men who provided over £750,000 in finance to taxi drivers without any legal...

Managing the Affairs of Missing People Law Passed

With the general election hogging the headlines, the passing of the Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 , which received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017, went almost unreported. Although the date on which the Act will come into force has not yet been...

Autistic Man Bitten By Police Dog Awarded £45,000

The police do a tough job in tough conditions but their conduct is expected to meet very high standards. In one case that proves the point, an autistic man who was badly bitten by an out-of-control police dog has won substantial compensation. The German...

When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In a recent case, the Court of Appeal ruled that, in the absence of an express term in the employee's contract, notice of...

Accidental Damage - will your Insurance Policy Cover it?

In a recent decision given in the matter of Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University) v Travelers Insurance Company Ltd [2017] EWHC 558 (TCC) the court held that damage to a building caused by the normal flow of spring water was...

Businessman's Widow Awarded Asbestos Compensation

The effects of breathing in asbestos can be insidious and can take decades to develop – but that should in no way discourage victims from taking legal action. As an example of what can be achieved, the widow of a businessman who died of cancer more...

Winding Up Petitions and Construction Debts

It is not uncommon for parties to a construction dispute to become embroiled in a dispute as to final accounts and payments due.   It has also been known by some parties to try and assert their position and put pressure on a party by way of...

Sale of Goods Law Provides Route to Compensation for Holidaymakers

An interesting use of the law relating to the sale of goods helped a couple whose all-inclusive holiday was ruined by gastroenteritis claim compensation from travel group First Choice recently. They claimed damages under the Supply of Goods and Services...

Tougher requirements on construction conflicts of interest published

A new statement on conflicts of interest and confidentiality has been published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  All RICS professionals and regulated firms must meet the new standard, which will come into force from 1 January...

'Good Work' - The Taylor Review

In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, a former policy chief to Tony Blair, to look at how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business needs. The Review, entitled 'Good Work', has now been...
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