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Academic Employment and Security of Tenure – Tribunal Ruling

In a case which raised novel issues relating to employment and security of tenure in the academic world, a university lecturer who was dismissed after failing to report a sexual relationship with a student had his hopes of winning compensation boosted by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT). The university had launched an investigation after receiving a tip-off...

Pharmaceutical Company Pays £60,000 Libel Damages to Trade Rival

There is nothing at all wrong with fierce competition – but a pharmaceutical company was accused of seriously over-stepping the mark by circulating an anonymous letter criticising a trade rival, and ended up having to pay £60,000 in libel damages. The company was alleged to be the source of the letter, more than 400 copies of which were sent to NHS...

High Court Ensures Equality of Arms in Big Money Family Case

It is not unusual for there to be very substantial differences in the financial resources available to opposing sides in litigation. However, one family case involving a hugely rich father and the mother of his child, who had no money of her own, showed that the courts will bend over backwards to ensure equality of arms. The father had capital resources measured...

Oral Agreements Are An Invitation to Dispute – Get Them In Writing!

Oral contracts are notoriously fraught with legal difficulty and it is always wise to get a solicitor to accurately record in writing the agreements that you reach. One property company found that out to its cost in a telling High Court case. The company specialised in promoting its clients’ land for development. It claimed to have reached an agreement with a...

Council Must Pay for Closure of Dangerous Pier Supreme Court Rules

Local authorities have wide powers to restrict public access to buildings or structures which they consider dangerous. However, a Supreme Court case involving closure of a seaside town’s crumbling pier underlined that those who suffer loss of trade as a result of such emergency action are usually entitled to compensation. The local council employed powers...