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Life Made a Misery By Noisy Neighbours? You Are Not Powerless!

If your life is blighted by noisy or abusive neighbours, a good lawyer can restore your peace and ensure that the wrongdoers are punished. In one case, a social tenant whose next-door neighbours were assailed by loud music, shouting, swearing and banging received an eight-week prison sentence. The mother of three children had been arrested several times for...

Private Sector Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Snapshot Day

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 introduce mandatory gender pay gap reporting on an annual basis for private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees. Employers will be required to compute and report on the difference in pay between ‘relevant’ male and female employees on an annual basis using data...

Couple Ordered to Demolish House Built Without Planning Permission

Planning laws are complex and, before putting one brick upon another, it is always wise to seek professional advice. In one case that proved the point, a couple who almost doubled the size of their country cottage without planning permission were ordered to demolish the entire building. The couple had knocked down a large part of the cottage and replaced it with...

Football Club’s Training Facility Receives High Court Blessing

Planning decisions often involve a delicate balancing exercise between the benefit that a development will bring and the harm that it will cause. That was certainly so in one case in which the High Court gave its blessing to a football club’s plans for a state-of-the art training facility and academy. Construction of the two-storey facility would involve major...

Emotion and Litigation are the Worst Bedfellows – Get Professional Advice!

One of the primary reasons why you should always employ a specialist solicitor to represent you in litigation is the need to put emotion to one side. In one case where that sadly did not happen, two sons squandered their entire £125,000 inheritance in pursuing a hopeless challenge to their father’s will. After a number of special bequests, the father had left...