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Thinking of Signing a Lease Without Legal Advice? Just Don't Do It

Entering into a lease, whether commercial or residential, without taking legal advice is, to say the least, highly unwise. A landowner who fell into that trap put himself at serious risk of an unwanted tenant moving into his newly built home. The man bought...

Confronting Mortality - Professional Advice Helps Produce Order from Chaos

Confronting mortality is never easy and many people put off making decisions critical to their own future, and that of their loved ones, until after the onset of serious illness or old age. Such a course involves serious legal risks but, as a High Court...

Commercial Buildings Need to Be Practical - But Aesthetics Matter Too

Commercial buildings are not just boxes and, to many tenants, aesthetics are just as important as practicality. The High Court made that point in ordering a landlord to carry out multi-million-pound repairs to an iconic glass tower block. One of the...

Young Man Injured in Construction Site Fall Wins £4.5 Million Damages

Accidents at work can have catastrophic consequences and, if you are a victim, you should have no hesitation in consulting a solicitor. In a case on point, a young man whose life was wrecked when he fell seven storeys through an unguarded hatch received a...

Lawyers Can Help Victims of Sexual Abuse Achieve Closure

Victims of sexual abuse can achieve some sense of closure by seeing their attackers prosecuted and punished in a criminal court. As a High Court case showed, the civil justice system will also come to their aid and, with the benefit of specialist legal...

In Dispute with Your Neighbour? A Lawyer Will Help to Restore Peace

Disputes between neighbours frequently inflict enormous emotional and financial harm on all involved. A High Court dispute concerning use of a shared driveway showed why any lawyer would advise sensible negotiation as a far better alternative to...

Vacant Possession and Commercial Lease Break Clauses - High Court Ruling

When exercising a break clause in a commercial lease, tenants are usually required to deliver up a property with vacant possession – but what exactly does that mean? The High Court confronted that issue in a case concerning a recording studio which...

Just Outcome for Tragic Road Accident Victim

A good personal injury lawyer combines ability as an advocate, legal knowledge and, perhaps most importantly, negotiating skills. In a case on point, a catastrophically injured road accident victim called upon specialist representation to cut through myriad...

Accident Victims - Managing Awards Can Be as Hard as Securing Justice

Vulnerable accident victims who receive large compensation awards are sometimes prone to uninformed financial decision-making and, as an Upper Tribunal (UT) decision underlined, they are amongst those most in need of professional assistance. The case...

Foreign Nationals Injured Whilst Visiting the UK Can Rely on English Lawyers

It is inevitable that accidents befall some of the millions of foreign nationals who visit Britain every year and, if the worst happens, they can rely on UK lawyers to ensure that they are properly compensated. That was certainly so in the case of a Swedish...
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