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Brexit not considered to be a frustrating event when it comes to commercial leases

Following the outcome of the United Kingdom (UK) ’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) on 23 rd June 2016 the EU decided to relocate the headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from London to Amsterdam. This decision was made so that...

Informal Agreement Leads Family to Court of Appeal

Disputes within families are very common indeed and one of the issues the courts see over and over again is where there is a family 'understanding' that ends in a disagreement. In a recent case , the result of one such dispute is that an 82-year-old woman...

Photographer Subjected to Racial Harassment Wins Substantial Damages

If you have been ill-treated at work, Employment Tribunals (ETs) have the power to award damages against your employer and to compensate you for the indignity or injury to feelings you have suffered. In one case, a hard-working photographer who was sacked...

New guidance for website cookies

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has issued new guidance regarding the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR), known more simply as the “cookie law”, following the introduction of GDPR last year....

Loved Ones of Soldier Killed in Kayaking Tragedy Receive £535,000 Damages

Armed forces personnel well understand that their jobs can be dangerous. However, as a High Court case showed, their submission to discipline does not make them any less entitled to compensation if they fall victim to others' negligence. The case concerned...

Similar Product Names Do Not Always Lead to a Likelihood of Confusion

Rival products sometimes bear similar names but, when considering whether or not that is likely to cause confusion, judges place themselves in the shoes of average consumers. The High Court did just that in resolving a trade mark dispute in the cosmetics...

Court Returns Two-Year-Old to Land of Birth When Parents' Marriage Collapses

For a UK court to have jurisdiction over a family law case, it is necessary to show that at least one party to it has habitual residence in the UK. In a recent case, an Israeli woman divorcing her Israeli husband sought a declaration that their two-year-old...

Asbestos Death Toll Remains High, Latest HSE Report Reveals

Asbestos ruins lives, frequently decades after exposure, and you should not delay in taking legal advice if you or your loved ones are affected. New figures released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that the death toll from asbestos remains...

Be Careful What You Post

Although the final result was not financial ruin for the defendant, a recent case illustrates how unwise it is to vent one's spleen on social media. It involved a firm of solicitors that had been involved in the sale of 'off plan' properties in Cyprus. This...

Damages for Woman Who Developed Travel Phobia After Falling Ill on Holiday

Expert legal advice is essential for those who are injured or become ill on holiday because of negligence on the part of someone who owed them a duty of care. This was highlighted in a recent case in which a woman who developed a phobia of travelling after...
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