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  • Awdry Bailey & Douglas on the BBC

    16th August 2017

    Paul Walshe, solicitor and property law expert at Awdry Bailey & Douglas appeared on the BBC Watchdog programme on 2 August 2017 taking Purple Bricks to task over their trading...

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  • Estranged Daughter Gains Share of Late Father's Estate

    16th August 2017

    The dangers of concluding that estranged children who have been disinherited will have no claim against a deceased person's estate were made very clear after a widely reported case decided...

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  • Insolvency Service Pursues Directors Who Transgress

    16th August 2017

    The Government's Insolvency Service has been prosecuting and banning increasing numbers of directors. Such bans include persons acting as a director 'in fact', even if they are not listed as...

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  • Boy Compensated for Glass Cut in Park

    16th August 2017

    A boy who was seriously injured when he cut himself on broken glass in a public park is set to receive a six-figure sum in compensation.The boy, then 12 years...

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  • Court Unsympathetic When Mum Takes Law Into Own Hands

    2nd August 2017

    No matter how much you may be tempted, taking the law into your own hands is never a good idea.When a mother who was divorcing her husband in Hawaii obtained...

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  • Don't Fear Exemption Clauses – They Merely Allocate Risk

    2nd August 2017

    Exemption clauses have a poor reputation but are merely a contractual method of distributing risk. The Court of Appeal made that point in ruling on the ambit of one such...

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  • When Does Notice of Termination Take Effect?

    2nd August 2017

    Exactly when notice of termination takes effect can impact on an employee's entitlement to certain benefits or employment rights. In a recent case, the Court of Appeal ruled that, in...

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  • Failing to Plan Ahead Creates Problems for Family Companies

    17th July 2017

    Although no one likes to think about their own death, failing to be prepared for all eventualities can cause chaos in family companies, which are often dependent for their success...

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  • Landlord Faces Six-Figure Bill for Notice to Quit Error

    17th July 2017

    Correct service of legal documents may seem like a technicality to non-lawyers, but it is of crucial importance and should only be entrusted to professionals. In one case that resoundingly...

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  • Crane Company Fined After Worker Injured in Fall

    13th July 2017

    Falls from height remain the single biggest cause of workplace deaths, resulting in 37 people being fatally injured in the year 2015/2016, and are the cause of 6 per cent...

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  • Charity Director's Misconduct Made Dismissal Inevitable

    5th July 2017

    No matter how gross an employee's suspected misconduct may be, it is always vital to approach matters with an open mind. However, in Soll (Vale) v Jaggers, the Employment Appeal...

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  • Judge Awards Damages for Misdiagnosed Skin Cancer

    5th July 2017

    The diagnostic skills of GPs are the backbone of the NHS, but they are not infallible and it is only right that compensation is paid when negligent mistakes are made....

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  • Government Psychometric Test Falls Foul of Disability Discrimination Law

    27th June 2017

    Psychometric tests form a crucial part of many modern recruitment exercises – but it is vital to ensure that they take account of any disabilities a candidate may have. In...

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  • Injured Victim of Runaway Lorry Guaranteed Full Compensation

    27th June 2017

    Apportioning responsibility for road traffic accidents is not always straightforward but expert lawyers in the field are well versed in uncovering where the truth lies. In one case, a pedestrian...

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  • Carpet Picker Wins £4,600 for Hearing Loss

    27th June 2017

    A woman who used to work for a carpet manufacturer has won compensation after being diagnosed with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL).She worked as a colour finder and later as a...

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  • Sleeping at Work and the National Minimum Wage

    21st June 2017

    Whether or not a worker who is on call at their employer's premises but who is allowed to sleep when their services are not required is entitled to be paid...

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  • Free Advice Given and No Contract? You May Be Liable

    21st June 2017

    Any professional will know that there are many people who like to have free advice, and whilst this is seldom proffered in a social setting such as the pub, it...

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