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Commercial Litigation Funding Is Not for the Faint-Hearted!

Third party commercial funding is a feature of modern litigation and, if it did not exist, many would be unable to afford access to justice. However, the risks involved are not for the faint-hearted, as a Court of Appeal decision has strikingly underlined. A number of individuals and corporations had provided £31.75 million in funding to support a company’s...

Driven Mad by Unsolicited Texts? Your Complaints Will Be Heard!

Unsolicited text messages and emails are a modern scourge. However, one case in which a company was fined £70,000 in respect of 2.2 million direct marketing texts sent in little more than six months showed that complaints from the public will not go unheard. The company specialised in generating ‘leads’ and ‘matching’ those in need of...

‘Ban on Second Homes’ In Seaside Town Upheld by High Court

Burgeoning numbers of second homes in picturesque areas can have a dramatic impact on property prices and a community’s character. In one case that starkly raised that issue, the High Court approved plans to restrict ownership of newly built homes in a seaside town to those who intend to use them as their principal residences. More than 80 per cent of the...

Nobody Likes the Noise of Heavy Lorries – But They Have to Go Somewhere

Few people like heavy lorries passing their homes – but they have to go somewhere if the wheels of commerce are not to grind to a halt. In one case that highlighted the issue, the High Court ruled on a dispute between two local authorities in respect of lorry movements to and from a development site. Council A had granted planning permission for the...

Taking on a New Employee? Have You Checked Their Credentials?

As any sensible employer knows, it is essential to check workers’ credentials before taking them on, particularly if they will be handling money. In one case where that did not happen, a company employed a crooked accountant who had fraud convictions and who proceeded to help himself to almost £650,000. The small but successful company was unaware that the...

Employers Must Be Proactive To Ensure Workers Get Proper Breaks

In an important test case concerning a bus driver who claimed to have been forced to work eight-hour shifts without a break, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has warned employers that they are required to take a proactive approach to compliance with the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR). The man’s working day was fixed at eight and a half hours on the...