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Bespoke Amendments to Standard Contracts Can Be Hazardous

Even in the case of very large construction projects, standard contracts are often employed and the greatest care is needed before making any bespoke amendments to them. That point was strikingly made by the Court of Appeal in a case concerning a £121 million hotel development. The relevant contract was in standard Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) form but...

Settlement of Employment Disputes – Parties Must Have Capacity

What happens if one of the parties to a settlement in an employment dispute does not have the capacity to reach such an agreement? That quandary was considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a case that broke new legal ground. A teacher had accused his local authority employer of harassment, victimisation and direct race discrimination. He complained...

Is the Online Property Sales Market as Competitive As It Should Be?

Heavy investment in Internet-based businesses has resulted in the establishment of powerful trading positions in many fields of endeavour. However, in one important test case, the impact of such developments on competition in the online property sales market will be analysed by a specialist tribunal. A mutual limited company, whose membership was made up of...

Suffering Noise Nuisance? The Law Can Give You Peace!

Homeowners have a right to live in reasonable peace and the courts have all the powers required to ensure that their tranquillity is respected. In one case that proved the point, the High Court took urgent steps to end the nuisance of illegal high-performance vehicle racing close to a suburban housing estate. Straight roads in the area had become a venue for...

Health and Safety Fines Must Match Ability to Pay

Employers whose breaches of health and safety rules result in injury to workers are hit hard in the pocket – but, as with individuals, penalties levied are tailored to the seriousness of offences and ability to pay. In one case, a £1.8 million fine imposed on a port operator was reduced to £500,000 by the Court of Appeal. The company was prosecuted following...