Monthly Archives: December 2016

“You know you’re lying, and I know you’re lying, but…”

Misrepresentation is a complex area of law, but in its simplest form it relates to one party inducing another to enter into an agreement by making false claims. As a familiar example, if you buy a car from a garage … Continue reading

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Ex-Spouses could face travel bans for failing to pay divorce settlements

The Law Commission has published new proposals which aim to make the enforcement of family financial orders “more effective, accessible and fair” and implement tough sanctions for those who refuse to pay their former spouse’s divorce settlement. The Commission states … Continue reading

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No Refunds! The Continuing Saga of Court Fees

The years 2015-16 saw quite a raft of increases to court fees, making the life of would-be claimants considerable more expensive. From April 2015, the cost to issue claims of £10,000 or more was raised to 5% of the claimed … Continue reading

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Cryogenics – a very Specific Issue

You will have no doubt heard about the tragic case of a young girl dying of cancer whose wish was for her body to be cryogenically frozen; her hope being that one day in the future a cure will be … Continue reading

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Ley of the Landii

You’ve just bought a house with the view you always wanted and every day starts with the beautiful sweeping vista. Now fast forward a few years and your neighbour decides to plant a few trees. Not any species of tree … Continue reading

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Landlords, Tenants and Human Rights

The European Convention on Human Rights’ principle relevance to tenants’ rights is enshrined in Article 8, the “right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence.” As with all the rights set out in the convention, the primary … Continue reading

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