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When Does a Contract Dispute Crystallise? Guideline High Court Ruling

When Does a Contract Dispute Crystallise? Guideline High Court Ruling

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Contract adjudicators only have jurisdiction to resolve disputes after the points in issue have crystallised. The difficulty of discerning exactly when that point has been reached was underlined by a High Court case concerning a delayed laboratory construction project. The main contractor engaged a subcontractor

Generosity of Wife’s Family Trusts Taken Into Account in Big-Money Divorce

Generosity of Wife’s Family Trusts Taken Into Account in Big-Money Divorce

One of the most controversial aspects of divorce is the extent to which pre-existing family wealth should be taken into account when dividing assets. A case on point concerned a couple whose comfortable lifestyle was throughout their 22-year marriage underpinned by the wife’s family trusts.

Dismissed Evangelical Vicar Fails in Rare ‘Marriage Discrimination’ Claim

Dismissed Evangelical Vicar Fails in Rare ‘Marriage Discrimination’ Claim

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Every employer presumably knows that sex and race discrimination are unlawful, but fewer may be aware that marriage and civil partnership are also protected characteristics. An unusual case on point concerned a vicar who claimed that his dismissal was an act of discrimination arising from