Legal News

Employer Ordered to Pay Modern Slavery Victims Over £700,000 Damages

Participation in modern slavery is an evil crime, but it also involves civil wrongs for which, with the right legal advice, victims can receive substantial compensation. In one case, three Eastern European men who were appallingly exploited whilst working in...

Making a Will? Don't Forget Those Entitled to Look to You for Support

When making your will, it is vital to remember those who have a right to look to you for financial support. As a High Court case showed, a failure to meet your duties to your dependants is highly likely to trigger a costly dispute – and ultimately...

Has COVID-19 Cost You Your Job? Consult a Solicitor Without Delay

Numerous businesses have sadly gone bust during the COVID-19 pandemic and, if you are amongst the many thousands of employees left high and dry, you should consult a solicitor without delay. A retail worker who did just that was awarded 90 days' pay by an...

High Court Grants Breathing Space to Commercial Tenant Hit by Pandemic

Many commercial tenants who are experiencing cash-flow crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been constrained to stop paying rent and are racing to restructure their debts – but where does that leave their landlords? The High Court squarely...

Multi-Million-Pound Settlement Achieved for Disabled Teenager

Many clinical negligence lawyers will tell you that negotiating a good settlement of a claim can be every bit as challenging as standing up in court. In a case on point, the High Court praised opposing sides for achieving a multi-million-pound compromise of...

Joint Tenancy or Tenancy in Common? This is Why It Really Matters

If you are purchasing a property with a partner, friend, family member or anyone else, your solicitor is bound to ask you whether you intend to own it as joint tenants or tenants in common. A High Court case showed why that is likely to be one of the most...

UK Internet Entrepreneur Wins £75,000 Libel Damages from Overseas Website

The advent of the internet means that spotless professional reputations, built up over decades, can be traduced at the click of a button. As one case showed, however, if you are on the receiving end of such treatment, you don't have to take it lying down. ...

High Court Analyses Link Between Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Despite the powerful statistical link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, it cannot be assumed that the one invariably causes the other. The High Court made that point in a guideline case of interest to social...

High Court Ponders Habitual Residence Test in Case of Orphaned Schoolgirl

The legal concept of habitual residence is a notoriously slippery one, but the ease of global travel has rendered it ever more important in the field of family law. The point was powerfully made by the case of an orphaned schoolgirl who was born in Britain...

Man Run Down by Speeding Motorcyclist Receives Seven-Figure Award

Lives are ruined by road accidents, but the courage of victims and their families is a frequent source of judicial admiration. That was certainly so in the case of a young man who suffered dreadful injuries when he was struck down by a speeding motorcyclist....
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