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Civil Service Termination Payments 'Age Discriminatory'

Workplace practices that result in employees being treated less favourably because of their age may be justified if they are a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. However, as an important Employment Tribunal (ET) case showed, establishing such...

Mother Injured in Supermarket Slipping Accident Secures Justice

Slips and trips can have devastating consequences and, if you are a victim of such an accident and believe someone else was to blame, you should seek legal advice without delay. A mother who did just that after slipping on the damp floor of a supermarket...

Couple Subjected to Race Discrimination By Adoption Agency Win Damages

Race discrimination may not be intentional, but it can be deeply hurtful and, with the right legal advice, victims can both express their disgust and secure compensation. In a striking case on point , a Sikh couple who were rejected as potential adopters...

Settlement Helps to Secure Future Care for Brain Injured Child

The devotion shown by parents of children left disabled by clinical negligence never ceases to amaze – but they can rarely cope alone and seeking compensation is really the only means of obtaining all the professional help they need. The point was made...

Workplace Data Leaks - Motor Insurer Wins Six-Figure Compensation

Miscreant employees often form the first link in a chain which feeds the black market in personal data. However, as a ground-breaking High Court ruling showed , anyone who profits from the use of such illicitly leaked material risks being hit hard in the...

Lack of Legal Advice Leads to Dispute Over Property

Couples can sometimes be tempted to enter into property transactions together without taking legal advice, on the basis that the love and trust between them will last forever. However, a High Court ruling strikingly showed how misguided such assumptions can...

£1.6 Million Damages for Mentally Ill Man Injured in Window Fall

Public authorities are under a duty to protect mentally ill people for whom they bear responsibility from foreseeable risks of injury. In a case on point, a schizophrenia sufferer who was gravely injured in a fall from a first-floor window after being...

High Court Resolves Family Row Over Funeral Arrangements

What exactly is a will? The High Court addressed that fundamental issue in resolving a bitter family dispute in respect of where a much-loved son and husband should be buried. Following the man's death from cancer, his mother insisted that he should be...

Scaffolding Triggers Commercial Tenant's 'Peaceful Enjoyment' Complaint

Included in almost every commercial lease is a covenant which confers on the tenant a right to peacefully enjoy the premises. One such provision came under close High Court analysis in the case of a dentist whose practice was encased in scaffolding whilst...

Woman Gravely Injured By Hit-and-Run Driver Awarded £2 Million

Road accidents occur in seconds but have consequences that often last a lifetime. That was certainly so in the case of a young woman who received seven-figure compensation after being struck down by a hit-and-run motorist. A few days before Christmas, the...
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