Monthly Archives: September 2014

Against Your Will

Where a Solicitor fails to act on a client’s instructions to draft a Will which results in a potential beneficiary being denied their inheritance, there is no claim for breach of contract as there is no contract in place between … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey No More? Or Why Younger Couples Should Make Wills

At long last there are some changes in the area of law relating to Wills. From the 1 October 2014 the definition of personal belongings or personal chattels last laid down in 1925 has been altered.  No more will it … Continue reading

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Termination of Commercial Agencies: compensation regimes contrasted

In the second of this series of articles we looked at the contrasting position between commercial agents and employees when it comes to termination.  We saw that, in contrast to the position with employees, it may be difficult to exclude … Continue reading

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Seeking Justice

An important decision of the Supreme Court has opened the door to enable access to justice for religious institutions involved in disputes. The case of Shergill and Others –v- Khaira and others concerned the trusteeship and governance of two Sikh … Continue reading

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Buy to let – have you missed the boat?

The buy to let market was once just for the professional landlords and very few other people. With house prices crashing during the recession, along with interest rates at a record low and smaller pension returns, many people have been … Continue reading

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The potential employment law implications for an independent Scotland

The movement for Scottish independence is currently dominating the media with the long anticipated vote now just a day away. The Scottish National Party has come forward with a set of proposals that would alter many areas of employment law … Continue reading

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Motor insurers seeking more reforms for car accident claims

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In recent years, the Association of British Insurers (ABI), which represents all insurance companies in the country, has successfully lobbied the Government to introduce a number of measures aimed at tackling fraudulent claims and deter what it considers to be … Continue reading

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Workplace dress codes – a serious consideration or just a matter of common sense?

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) recently issued guidance for workplace dress code policy. The advice is aimed at employers and suggests issues to consider before implementing or amending a dress code for their workers. The guidance outlines some obvious … Continue reading

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Over The Limit

The granting of an injunction is a matter at the discretion of the Court, who will consider whether there is a serious question to be tried; whether damages would be an adequate remedy; the balance of convenience between the parties; … Continue reading

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Cloudy Apple; Celebrity pictures go viral following iCloud hacking

Apple has come out publicly to confirm that iCloud accounts belonging to approximately 20 celebrities were broken into but are adamant that there is no evidence to suggest that this was caused by a security system breach. Following a thorough … Continue reading

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