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Does Your Insurance Policy Guard Against the Risks You Want Covered?

Insurance policies are replete with small print and it is always worth getting a lawyer to check that they cover the risks that you wish to guard against. In one case exactly on point, policy exclusion clauses led to the dismissal of a university’s £10 million claim in respect of catastrophic damage to a student accommodation block. The block was built in the...

Allotment Holders Give Way Before 500-Home Development Plan

The relentless pressure to build more new homes could hardly be more clearly illustrated than by one case in which allotment holders in a small village were required to give way before a 500-unit residential development. The allotments were entirely surrounded by a much larger site that had for some years been earmarked for development. The owner of the land, in...

Competition Laws Analysed in Fish Industry Dispute

Fierce rivalry in the fresh and frozen fish industry was triggered by the exodus of senior staff from one company to another and led to a guideline case in which the High Court analysed the provisions of the Competition Act 1998. A nationwide fish supplier (company A) launched proceedings after parting company with its sales director, who left under the terms of...

Everyone Knows A House When They See One – Or Do They?

Houses are for living in and most people would say that they would know one if they saw one. However, the use of buildings frequently changes over time and a Court of Appeal decision in a leasehold enfranchisement case revealed just how tricky it can be to define exactly what is, and is not, a house. The case concerned a large Edwardian townhouse and mews annexe...

Legal Documents Are Worthless if Not Properly Served

Legal documents are not worth the paper they are written on unless they are formally served on those to whom they are addressed. In one case exactly on point, a bankruptcy petition was dismissed after a statutory demand was posted through the letterbox of a house in which a judgment debtor had never lived. A professional firm had obtained a default judgment...