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Extension Built without Planning Consent Must be Demolished

In a case which underlined the need to take professional advice when dealing with planning authorities, a property owner has been ordered to demolish a two-storey extension which he built without authority. In a forlorn attempt to escape the dire consequences of his mistake, the owner had sought retrospective planning consent for the basement and ground-floor...

School Defeats Teaching Assistant’s Back Injury Claim

A school has succeeded in fighting off a £50,000 damages claim brought by a recently recruited teaching assistant who blamed chronic back and shoulder injuries on the strain of pushing wheelchair-dependent pupils between classes. The woman had been working at the school for only about three weeks when she damaged her back whilst moving a disabled schoolgirl....

Court Guidance on ‘Domicile’ of Multinational Companies

In the era of multinational companies bestriding the globe it can sometimes be difficult to pin down exactly where their administrative hearts lie. However, that task may now be easier after the Court of Appeal gave important guidance on the issue in the context of a clinical negligence claim. A woman issued proceedings in England against a company registered in...

Bank Derivatives Bosses Fail in £6.3 Million Bonus Claims

Following acrimonious litigation, in which accusations of dishonesty and bad faith were levelled on each side, two former bank employees have failed to convince the High Court that they were wrongly denied more than £6 million in bonuses. The men’s basic annual salaries following their appointment as head and deputy head of the bank’s equity derivatives...

‘Anti-Competitive’ Pharmaceuticals Group Facing Litigation Avalanche

A pharmaceuticals group which was fined more than Euros 330 million by the European Commission for anti-competitive conduct in relation to a drug used for treating heart disease is now also facing a tidal wave of litigation in the UK. The group faced claims that, over a four-year period, it had engaged in various forms of conduct which impeded the development...