Monthly Archives: March 2012

Snakes and Ladders

Having building work carried out at your home can lead to endless problems. From cowboy builders to unsatisfactory work, a home owner can be left feeling helpless and may find it difficult to put things right. Here we look at … Continue reading

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“Call for inquiry into bank mis-selling scandal” – Sunday Telegraph 11th March 2012

Whilst the banking industry has abandoned its legal fight over the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI) to thousands of customers a new scandal has recently been revealed by a Sunday Telegraph investigation, which found that the majority of the … Continue reading

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“If it ain’t bust …”

The Government wants to promote mediation for the resolution of employment disputes, bypassing Employment Tribunals and lawyers.  You may be surprised that we would say “Amen, to that”, but a visit to the Employment Tribunal, just like a visit to … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Law: All One Big Joke?

Last month, two senior judges of the High Court reserved judgment in the ’#twitter joke trial’. However, the anticipation for judgment in this matter has lead to a number of questions about the ability of the law and the judiciary … Continue reading

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A Costly Delay in Diagnosis

Last week a Yorkshire woman won her compensation claim  against the NHS North Yorkshire and York Hospital Trust after a hospital failed to spot that her foot was broken for a period of four months. The 52-year-old woman could not … Continue reading

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Business Rates Relief

Non-Domestic Rating (Small Business Rate Relief)  came into force on 25 February 2012. This extends the temporary increase in the level of small business rate relief in England for a further six months, from 1 October 2012 until 31 March … Continue reading

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Nothing LINsane about registering your Brand as a Trade Mark

The NBA has found itself a new fairytale in the form of Jeremy Lin, a 6ft 3in point guard who is a decedent of the lesser known basketballing nation of Taiwan.  In a matter of weeks Lin went from a … Continue reading

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“Clare’s Law” – Women win right to know violent past of their partner

The scheme Clare’s Law is to be piloted in 4 areas. The scheme will allow a person to ascertain from the Police whether their partner has a history of domestic violence. The proposed legislation follows the campaign launched by the … Continue reading

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Stressed at Work: Read on

Last week in a Queen’s Bench Division case the court emphasized the important criteria to consider in work related stress cases. Whilst the main issue was that claimant was unable to establish a causal link between alleged amount of work and … Continue reading

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Potential Reform Could Introduce Presumption of Shared Parenting

A legal duty may be placed on Courts to ensure that both parents are given access to children in divorce settlements under new plans being drawn up by the Government. These plans are said to be supported by Deputy Prime … Continue reading

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