Surveyors and lawyers are each facing £100,000 bills after the High Court ruled that they were equally to blame for a debacle in which a residential property was valued at almost double the sum for which it had been sold just a few months earlier.
In a salutary warning to companies that the honesty of even the most senior staff cannot always be relied upon, an executive who ripped off millions from his employers to pay for his palatial manor house home has been condemned as a forger and a
It is well known that flat dwelling is not always free from strife, but few disagreements are likely to be as bitter as that between neighbours in a Central London apartment block after one of them carried out radical alterations which caused extensive damage to
The former owners of a strip of land who claimed almost £600,000 in compensation after it was compulsorily acquired to make way for a road improvement scheme will receive only a small fraction of that sum following an Upper Tribunal (UT) ruling. The narrow strip
In a telling example of tax avoidance investigations spanning the globe, the High Court has sanctioned the seizure of documents from a UK accountancy firm in connection with inquiries by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The ATO had requested the assistance of HM Revenue and
A pharmaceuticals company that defaulted on a $45 million loan is facing financial catastrophe after failing to convince the High Court that the facility agreement was infected by misrepresentation or that a bank involved in the transaction breached its fiduciary duty. The money had been
Musicians whose role in the West End production of ‘War Horse’ was superseded by recorded music had a ‘strong’ case that their employment contracts were breached – but nevertheless failed to convince the High Court that they should be reinstated. The five musicians had played
In the context of a case in which an autistic son challenged his father’s will, the Court of Appeal has given important guidance on the steps that should be taken to ensure that vulnerable litigants in person receive a fair hearing. The son had been
A social housing maintenance group that took over complete control of an ailing rival following a shares acquisition also inherited the full burden of obligations owed to the latter’s 400 staff, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled. Company A specialised in repairing and maintaining
All landlords and tenants would be wise to take note of a Court of Appeal case in which a commercial tenant lost a valuable opportunity to exercise a break clause due to its failure to follow to the letter the formalities prescribed by the lease.