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Boy Who Fell Off Quad Bike Entitled to Damages

People who are injured when riding in a vehicle driven by someone else may still be entitled to compensation even if they are partly at fault for their injuries. This was demonstrated in a recent High Court case involving a boy who was injured when he fell...

New National Minimum Wage Rates

The National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2024 came into force on 1 April and provided for the following changes to the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates: The NLW, which now applies to those aged 21 and over...

High Court Grants Parental Order Despite Previous Adoption

In law, adopted children are regarded as having been born to their adoptive parents. The Family Division of the High Court recently considered whether that fact precluded a parental order being granted under the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008...

Auction Clauses to Watchout For

Would you proceed with a purchase if clause below was included in the special conditions? “The seller shall not be required to be registered proprietor of the title being sold prior to completion and the buyer shall raise no requisitions in this...

Flat Owner Not Liable for Pre-existing Structural Issues

When building owners carry out works on their property, are they liable for damage to adjoining properties that results from pre-existing structural issues? The Court of Appeal recently provided welcome clarification on that question . The owner of a...

Interim Payment Claim for Surrogacy Costs Refused

Interim payments of damages can help meet an injured person's ongoing needs, such as care costs, before their case is settled. When deciding whether to order such payments, however, the courts will consider whether the amount claimed is likely to be covered...

Partner Who Resigned Entitled to Share of Partnership Assets

When partners resign or retire from a partnership, the partnership agreement will normally govern their rights and responsibilities following their resignation. However, where the terms of their departure are not agreed, are they entitled to the value of...

Bakery Employee Loses Leg After Workplace Accident

A woman whose leg had to be amputated after an accident in the workplace is likely to receive substantial compensation for her injuries after her employer was successfully prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The accident happened during a...

Challenge to Will's Validity Rejected by High Court

The best way to ensure your assets will be distributed as you wish is to have your will professionally drafted by a qualified solicitor. In a recent case, a challenge to the validity of an elderly man's will was dismissed by the High Court. The man had...

Legal Obligations and Menopause - New Employer Guidance

New guidance aimed at helping employers to understand their legal obligations relating to employees who are going through the menopause has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The resource also provides details on the support...
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