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Pre Nuptial Agreements – Mini Site Launch

We are pleased to launch a new mini site this week, Prenup Solicitors a site dedicated to pre-nuptial agreements. Pre-nup agreements are quickly becoming more recognised by English Courts and can help: protect your business give financial security give certainty in the future For more information, please visit the site directly at...

High Court Backs Waste Transfer Station

A couple opposed to plans for a waste transfer station near their Essex home have failed in a High Court challenge to the grant of planning consent. John and Sandra Hockley had asked the Court to quash Essex County Council’s decision to grant permission for the facility in Great Dunmow. The Hockleys feared that lorries carrying tonnes of waste to and from...

‘Inexcusable’ Delay Derails $4.7 Million Shipping Collision Claim

In an extraordinary example of litigation being derailed by the dragging of feet, ship owners who claimed $4.7 million following a maritime collision will go without a penny after the High Court struck out their case due to the ‘inordinate and inexcusable’ delay in pursuing the matter to trial. The collision occurred on the River Amazon as long ago as May...

Policeman’s Orphan Wins Human Rights Test Case

In a unique decision, the High Court has ruled that a provision of the Police Pension Regulations that precluded payment of benefits to an officer’s illegitimate daughter who was not born until after his death is incompatible with human rights legislation. The three-year-old girl was still in her mother’s womb when her policeman father suffered a fatal...

Nuclear Power Station Receives High Court Blessing

The Irish equivalent of the National Trust has failed in a High Court bid to quash development permission granted for a new nuclear power station on the west coast of England. An Taisce had challenged the decision of the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to open the way for the controversial project at Hinkley Point in Somerset – around 150...