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Neighbours Encroaching on Your Right of Way? Consult a Lawyer Today

Many homes or businesses are only accessible via neighbours' land and that can prove fertile ground for dispute. However, as a High Court case showed , expert lawyers are adept at ensuring their clients' unhindered use of rights of way. A couple's home and...

Wedding Reception Slipping Accident Victim Receives Substantial Damages

Accidents do happen, but if they are someone else's fault you should not delay in consulting a solicitor with a view to seeking justice. A woman who did just that after suffering an agonising fall on a pub dancefloor was awarded more than £30,000 in...

Discrimination and the Burden of Proof - Supreme Court Clarifies the Law

Ever since a crucial alteration was made to the wording of the Equality Act 2010 , the question of where the burden of proof lies in employment discrimination cases has been the focus of intense legal debate. An important Supreme Court ruling has, however,...

Post pandemic family law

As trains start to fill up, roads become busier and offices return to pre-pandemic capacity, family lawyers are reflecting on the impact of the pandemic. COVID not only brought a threat to Britain’s health, but also to their relationships. Lockdowns...

Arbitration for Commercial Rent Arrears Claim resolution mandated

In the UK government’s policy paper which was released on 4 th August 2021, it was confirmed that legislation mandating arbitration for the resolution of disputes around COVID-19 rent arrears should be in place this session i.e prior to the end of...

Feel good, perform better: Business First Magazine

In our latest issue of Business First , we look at the rise of hybrid working patterns and how employers are navigating a "new normal" way of working brought about by the pandemic. This edition also discusses how...

Suspension on Award of Fire Brigade Safety Equipment Contract Maintained

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly in a public contract tendering exercise, you are anything but powerless and should take legal advice straight away. A High Court case on point concerned the award of a contract for the supply of protective...

The Law is Not in the Business of Discouraging High-Risk Adventure Sports

Adventure sports enthusiasts have a perfect right voluntarily to place themselves in danger and, as a High Court ruling showed, the law is not in the business of discouraging organisers of challenging and high-risk events. The case concerned a very fit...

Notice periods revert for residential landlords seeking possession

October will see a major milestone in notice periods for residential tenancies where landlords are seeking possession, as they revert to pre-pandemic requirements.  But with fears of a tough winter, as gas prices soar and furlough support ends,...

Court Upholds Planning Consent for Heliport Close to Fuel Storage Depots

Few human activities are entirely risk free but, when deciding whether to authorise potentially hazardous developments, planning professionals have to keep the worst-case scenario well in mind. In a case on point, the High Court opened the way for...
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