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Doubts over Validity of Parking Agreements Dispelled by Court of Appeal

The pressure on vehicle parking spaces in London is extreme and many boroughs have entered into agreements with developers that new residents will not be entitled to apply for parking permits. Doubts in respect of the validity of such arrangements have now been dispelled by an important Court of Appeal ruling. A borough had granted planning consent for the...

Discriminated Against? You Can Be Compensated for Injury to Your Feelings

If you suffer discrimination in the workplace you can be compensated for injury to your feelings as well as for your financial losses. A £12,000 award was made under that head in one striking case in which a woman was told that she was being made redundant on the same day that she put in a request for maternity leave. The woman, who had a senior managerial role...

Own a Company? Have You Planned for Its Future Without You?

Estate planning really is essential, particularly if you own a company, and a failure to take professional advice can store up unforeseen trouble for your loved ones. The point could hardly have been more powerfully made than by one High Court case concerning a company that was plunged into crisis following its founder’s death. The businessman owned all the...

Material Non-Disclosure Stymies Landlord’s Fire Insurance Claim

Insurance policies of any type are not worth the paper they are written on if you fail to make full and frank disclosure of all facts that might affect the risk that you wish to guard against. A property landlord found that out to his cost after neglecting to tell insurers that he was facing trial on an assault charge. The man lodged a claim with insurers after...

Family Partnerships Only Work So Long as Good Relationships Persist

Family partnerships can be highly effective vehicles for running businesses, but that depends on good relations being maintained. In one High Court case in which ties of blood were sadly not enough to prevent discord, a father and son engaged in a bitter dispute over ownership of a hotel and campsite. The father ran the business in partnership with his son and...