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Property Vendors Beware! Don’t Gild the Lily!

In a cautionary tale for property vendors which underlined the need for absolute honesty in replying to pre-contract inquiries, an office block owner who failed to disclose the existence of service charges arrears to prospective purchasers was ordered by the High Court to repay the latter’s deposit and almost £400,000 in damages for deceit. The purchasers had...

Agricultural Suppliers Fined £600,000 Over Trucker’s Death

Health and safety breaches can have tragic consequences and companies which break the law should know that they will be hit hard in the pocket. In one case, an agricultural supplies company which was fined £600,000 following a lorry driver’s death failed to convince the Court of Appeal that the penalty was excessive. The highly experienced driver’s lorry...

Selling a Business? Intellectual Property Rights Matter!

Selling a business can involve far more than merely transferring shares for cash and intellectual property rights can often be an important factor. In one case, a woman who sold her eponymous fashion retailing company faced claims that she gave up her right to use her personal name in a broad business context. The woman and her business partner sold their shares...

Lying Employment Tribunal Litigant Hit With £20,000 Costs Bill

In a case which underlined that justice ultimately depends on the honesty of litigants, a claimant before an Employment Tribunal (ET) who lied about her medical condition had her case dismissed and was ordered to pay more than £20,000 in legal costs. The woman had lodged a number of complaints against her former employer, a local authority, including unfair...

Lying Employment Tribunal Litigant Hit With £20,000 Costs Bill

In a case which underlined that justice ultimately depends on the honesty of litigants, a claimant before an Employment Tribunal (ET) who lied about her medical condition had her case dismissed and was ordered to pay more than £20,000 in legal costs. The woman had lodged a number of complaints against her former employer, a local authority, including unfair...