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Everyone Has a Right to Daylight – High Court Ruling

Everyone has a right to live in daylight and, in one case, the High Court overturned a residential planning permission after objectors complained that the development would put an adjoining area of land, used by primary school pupils as an outdoor classroom and play area, in the shade. In granting consent for a three-storey block, encompassing a café and two...

Finality Achieved At Last in Intractable Building Contract Dispute

Construction projects sadly do not always run smoothly and, in one case, developers and a contractor fell out so badly that no less than five adjudications and two High Court hearings were required to achieve a final resolution. The contractor had been engaged to construct and fit out two new residential houses but a deterioration in relations led to work coming...

Disabled Workers Entitled to ‘More Favourable’ Treatment

Many employers may be surprised to note that it is inherent in the Equality Act 2010 that the duty to make reasonable adjustments may require them to treat a disabled employee more favourably than others. The point was made in a case in which a disabled security company engineer won the right to substantial compensation. Due to worsening back problems, the man...

Businessman Hit by Improperly Obtained Freezing Orders Wins Huge Payout

Asset freezing orders are an essential tool in commercial litigation, but they can have devastating consequences for those targeted and damages are generally payable if they are improperly obtained. The point was strikingly underlined by one High Court case involving a businessman who won tens of millions of dollars in compensation despite his own dishonest...

Court of Protection Application Case Study

The Court of Protection makes decisions on financial or welfare matters for people who can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (they ‘lack mental capacity’). Our experts Court of Protection Solicitors in Leicester, Blaby, Coalville, Syston and Market Harborough have written the following case study showing what happens if you do not have a...

Whistleblowing Undercover Police Officers Win Right to Compensation

Workplace whistleblowers are protected by law and employers have to be extremely careful not to persecute them for their activities. In one case that proved the point, two police detectives who were removed from undercover duties after making complaints about management won the right to substantial compensation. The two officers had made repeated and undoubtedly...