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The old adage that 'an Englishman's home is his castle' is only partially true and the impact of planning law on a property owner's rights can be far-reaching – even extending to limiting the right of occupation. This is particularly an issue in areas...
When it comes to workplace disciplinary action, it is vital for employers to ensure that the penalty fits the offence. In one striking case where that certainly did not happen, a bus driver who was unfairly dismissed for shooting a red light after 37 years'...
Amidst an ageing population, the role of judges in protecting the weak, vulnerable and infirm is of ever increasing importance. In one case that proves the point, the High Court stepped in to set aside land transfers made by an elderly farmer with dementia...
An Employment Tribunal has allowed a claim to proceed out of time after it was initially rejected for a failure by the Claimant to pay the issue fee (before Employment Tribunal fees were declared to be unlawful on 26th July 2017). Employers will now need to...
Large construction or maintenance projects rarely proceed without at least a few surprises and the contracts for such projects are generally drafted with such eventualities in mind. One often-used technique is to use minimum performance level agreements,...
There have always been wolves in sheep's clothing ready to take unfair advantage of private investors and they can be difficult to spot without professional advice. In one case, a company that participated in the sale of coloured diamonds to the public at...
ACAS have published guidance on gender non-conforming employees at work following a report commissioned from the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) by ACAS on Supporting Trans Employees in the Workplace which found that such employees were at a higher...
The Office for National Statistics has confirmed that net migration is at its lowest level for three years citing the uncertainty surrounding Brexit as one of the principle reasons. Research by KPMG has also found that 49% of EU workers currently in the UK...
The High Court has held that the suspension of a teacher because of the alleged force that she had used against two children amounted to a breach of the implied term of mutual trust and confidence. The Court held that the suspension was a...
Among football fans it is very well known that the owners and supporters of Blackpool FC are not on good terms. It is also common knowledge that comments on fan websites can be very immoderate at times. However, a recent case shows that no matter how deep...
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