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Warehouse Accident - Who Was to Blame?

When someone is injured at work in a preventable accident that was not their own fault, it is not always immediately clear who is to blame. A recent case dealt with a claim brought by a warehouse worker who hurt his back while unloading goods delivered to...

Registration of Property Owned by Foreign Entities

Under draft legislation now in Parliament (the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill), the Government is intending to establish a register of the beneficial ownership of properties in the UK where the property is owned by an overseas entity. The general...

Man Injured on Private Land Wins High Court Battle

In a ground-breaking decision, the High Court has awarded compensation to a pedestrian who was hit by an uninsured driver on private land. The man was walking across a field when he was hit by a 4x4 vehicle, which had been driven from a public road onto a...

Building Works Next Door Making Your Life a Misery?

Construction works on neighbouring properties can make your life a misery but, with the right legal advice, you may be able to do something about them. In a case on point, the High Court came to the aid of a woman whose rental property was deprived of light...

Unilateral Mistake - High Court Rectifies Terms of Commercial Lease

Signing leases is a serious business and both landlords and tenants are expected to live with their terms, however onerous they may be. However, as a High Court case illustrated, judges have the power to rectify terms if an obvious mistake has been made. A...

Disabled Man Run Down by Motorbike Wins Right to Substantial Damages

Road accidents happen in seconds and those who are injured often have little or no memory of what happened. However, as a High Court case showed, that should not discourage victims from seeking legal advice with a view to fair compensation. The case...

Insurer Cannot Dodge Liability Because Driver Doesn't Cooperate

Insurance is a legal requirement for any driver in the UK and that is why insurance policies cover drivers, not the cars they drive. Since insurance companies will always seek to minimise the amount they pay out on claims, there are often lively arguments...

Failure to Control Knotweed Proves Costly for Landowner

Japanese knotweed is a very considerable pest – 'indisputably the UK's most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant', according to the Environment Agency –as it can cause damage to buildings, spreads easily and is difficult to eradicate. As...

Police Pay £300,000 Compensation Following Father's Death in Custody

Taking on the police in court can appear daunting, but specialist solicitors are more than capable of performing the task, as was shown by a recent case in which the family of a young man who suffocated in a police van following his traumatic arrest...

Court Refuses to Act as Referee to Determine Appropriate Repair Scheme

Anyone who has bought a new build property will be familiar with a 'snag list' of items that should be rectified. Normally these don't present too many issues, but when the snags are significant, and the new build is one in which there is a landlord who is...
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