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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...

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...

Winding Up Petitions Not To Be Used for Enforcing Disputed Debts

Winding up petitions are an extremely serious matter for any company and must not be used as a means to apply pressure to pay disputed debts. The Companies Court made that point in granting an injunction that restrained the presentation of a petition in the midst of an ongoing building contract dispute. A subcontractor who had been employed to carry out ground...

Small Attic Bedrooms Big Enough for Students Court of Appeal Rules

In an important decision for owners of student accommodation or houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), the Court of Appeal has ruled that a licensing condition that restricted occupation of two small attic bedrooms to full-time students was lawful. The rooms were both located in semi-detached houses owned by the same landlord. The local authority took the view...

Secured Creditor Not Caught By Asset Freezing Order

Secured creditors stand first in line for payment, but what happens if a debtor’s assets have been frozen by a court order? The High Court has tackled that issue – on which there was surprisingly no previous legal authority – in an important ruling. A creditor was owed $2.9 million by a shipping company in respect of a bridging loan and had secured an...

Worker or Employee? Tribunal Ponders Charity Worker’s Case

The dividing line between ‘workers’ and ‘employees’ can be very difficult to discern, but is of the greatest significance. That was certainly so in the case of one man who worked for a charity for years without any form of written contract. The man, who started out as a paid intern on a trial basis, received about £1,000 a month for performing a wide...