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High Court Steps in to Protect Troubled Insurer’s Policyholders

Confidence in the insurance industry, and peace of mind for policyholders, demands that transfers of insurance business between providers are closely scrutinised by the courts. In one such case, a judge approved the dissolution of a technically insolvent insurer and the transfer of its policies to a secure and better capitalised home. The insurer had closed to...

Dealing with Insurers Can Be Tricky but an Expert Lawyer Can Help

Dealing with insurers following a loss can be an intricate business, involving detailed analysis of policy terms, so it is always wise to seek legal advice. In one case, a designer clothes company’s abortive claim against its insurers following a spate of thefts ran up more than £5 million in legal costs. After one of its trusted employees stole large...

Right to a Peaceful Garden Trumps Bungalow Development

Planning permission is usually all that you need to turn your development plans into reality – but not always. In one case, a restrictive covenant enshrined in title deeds before the Second World War was enough to defeat proposals for a new bungalow. The covenant required that a plot of land lying between homes in a historic market town should not be built on,...

Solicitors open on a Saturday in Leicester

Solicitors that open on Saturdays? It’s Saturday, and yet our solicitors offices in Blaby, Market Harborough, Syston and Coalville are open.  We appreciate that you can’t always fit things into the 9-5 day. Taking time off work to drop off paperwork, getting your Will sorted, or seeing a solicitor for some advice on family law issues, can sometimes...

High Court Underlines Importance of Consistent Ministerial Decision-Making

Government ministers cannot be expected to know everything that civil servants are doing in their name. However, as one High Court ruling emphasised, it is vitally important that decisions that bear their signatures are reasonably consistent. The case concerned a planning permission that had been granted for 50 new homes in a rural village. The Secretary of...

‘Grey Market’ in Trademarked Goods Is Illegal, Supreme Court Rules

The so-called ‘grey market’ in genuine branded goods, the sale of which is prohibited by trade mark proprietors for quality control or other reasons, is just as illegal as trading in counterfeits, the Supreme Court has ruled in an important test case. The case concerned the pending prosecution of three traders who were alleged to have engaged in the bulk...