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Personality Change Road Accident Victim Secures £860,000

Road accidents can have grave consequences that last a lifetime, and it is only right that, where they are caused by negligence, full compensation is paid. In one case, a man who suffered a dramatic change in his personality after he was knocked down on a...

Inveterate Trespasser Rightly Jailed for Contempt, Court of Appeal Rules

It is in the nature of litigation that the losing party frequently feels that the judge was wrong and the outcome unjust. However, a case in which a householder repeatedly lost his liberty , and ultimately his home, due to his defiance of court orders shows...

Agricultural Tenancies Are Complex - Always Seek Professional Advice

When a farmer dies, close relatives are in certain circumstances entitled to succeed to any agricultural tenancies he or she held. However, strict time limits and other procedural rules apply to the exercise of that right, which is why bereavement should not...

£6.5 Million Damages for Accident Victim in Minimally Conscious State

Some accident victims are so badly injured that they can do nothing for themselves and are certainly incapable of seeking legal advice. However, as a High Court case showed, that does not stand in the way of them securing the compensation needed to pay for...

Drinker Wins Discrimination Claim Against Brewery

Advertisements that perpetuate gender stereotyping have recently been in the spotlight after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) banned adverts for Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Volkswagen's eGolf following complaints from the public that they featured...

No Going Back on Gift Freely Made

A recent case decided by the Scottish Courts shows the wisdom of not making irrevocable decisions that you may later come to regret. It involved a woman who gifted her house to her daughter and son-in-law, retaining a tenancy for life over the property....

Refused Planning Permission? You Are Entitled to Know the Reason Why

A fundamental principle of good government is that anyone on the receiving end of an adverse decision is entitled to know why it was made. In a case on point, the High Court came to the aid of a housing developer who could only speculate as to the reason...

HSE Fatal Injury Statistics 2018/2019

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published provisional statistics for fatal workplace injuries in Britain for the year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. A total of 147 workers were killed at work in Great Britain (GB) in 2018/2019. Although this...

Road Accident Partly Your Own Fault? You Can Still Win Damages

Those injured in road accidents often assume they are disqualified from seeking compensation if they were partly to blame for their own misfortune. However, a case in which a speeding motorcyclist won the right to substantial damages shows that this...

Don't Even Think About Doing a Property Deal Without Legal Advice

Property purchases are, for the majority of people, the highest-value deals they ever enter into and that is why they should never be undertaken in haste or without expert legal advice. A case in which an amateurish, home-made agreement led to years of...
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