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Application to Modify Restrictive Covenant Succeeds

The Upper Tribunal (UT) has granted a social housing provider's application to modify a restrictive covenant so as to allow it to proceed with a residential property development. The relevant land was sold in 1975 subject to a conveyance limiting its use...

Residential landlords and the "Breathing Space" scheme

Private residential landlords are required to comply with various legislation in relation to renting their properties, collection of rent, recovery of rent arrears and regaining possession of the property. A key scheme landlords will need to consider when...

Judgment Secured in Fatal Workplace Accident Case

A protracted legal battle has led to judgment being obtained in the case of a man who was fatally injured while working on a building site. The man died when he was hit by pieces of metal scaffolding that fell from a crane after a strap holding them...

High Court Ruling in Will Forgery Case

An allegation that a will is a forgery can be hard to prove. However, such an allegation was successfully made out in a High Court case concerning an elderly man who died during the COVID-19 pandemic. The man had passed away in February 2021. A firm of...

ICO Statistics on Data Security Incidents

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has updated its statistics on data security incidents to include the first quarter of 2024. There were 2,970 incidents reported to the ICO in Q1 2024, an increase of 21 per cent from the same quarter in 2023. The...

Father-to-be's Cardiac Death Was Likely Avoidable

A 40-year-old man who died of a sudden cardiac arrest on the day his daughter was born might have lived if doctors had not missed signs of a heart defect, a coroner has concluded. The man had been suffering from a gastrointestinal illness and had attended...

Employer Did Not Have Constructive Knowledge of Disability

Under Section 15(2) of the Equality Act 2010 , an employer has a defence to a claim of disability discrimination if it can show that it did not know, and could not reasonably have been expected to know, that the claimant had the disability in question. The...

CWJ wins Best Workplace Wellbeing Award

CWJ is delighted to announce that we won The Best Workplace Wellbeing Award at the Modern Law Private Client Awards 2024. The Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the legal sector and highlights best practices and contributions.  CWJ's...

Injured HGV Driver Wins Seven-Year Compensation Battle

Cases involving life-changing injuries can be very complex and arriving at a fair settlement can take time. However, it may be possible to secure interim payments while the case is ongoing. Recently, a seven-year legal battle culminated in substantial...

Court Refuses to Order Girl's Return to Lithuania

When making decisions about where and with whom a child should live, the courts will prioritise the welfare of the child and will take the child's own views into consideration where appropriate. In a recent case, the High Court rejected a father's...
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