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    How Much Weight Should be Given to Pre- and Post-Nuptial Agreements?

    In many big money divorce cases, disputes concerning the validity and enforceability of pre- and post-nuptial agreements take centre stage. However, as a Family Court ruling showed , such agreements do not displace the judicial obligation to achieve a fair...

    Tenant Succeeds in Modifying Use Restriction in Commercial Lease

    Almost all commercial leases are subject to covenants restricting the use to which the premises can be put. However, as an Upper Tribunal (UT) ruling made plain, tenants who are prejudiced by such restrictions can take effective steps to have them modified. ...

    This is Why You Should Appoint a Professional to Administer Your Estate

    When making your will, there are very good reasons why it makes sense to appoint a professional to administer your estate. A High Court ruling showed why the modest cost of doing so is very nearly always well worth it . After some relatively small...

    Logistics Operative Succeeds in Post-Termination Victimisation Complaint

    Victimisation of workers does not necessarily come to an end with the termination of their employment. The point was made by the case of a logistics operative who was labelled a troublemaker by a member of his former employer's senior management team ( ...

    Determined Not to Go Into a Care Home? Your Wishes Are Due Full Respect

    Many frail and vulnerable people have an antipathy to institutional care and wish for nothing more than to stay in their own homes. That may not always be feasible but, as a Court of Protection ruling showed, judges pay the greatest respect to their freedom...

    Householder Plagued by Aircraft Noise Receives £75,000 Compensation

    If noise arising from major infrastructure projects disturbs your peace and diminishes the value of your home, you have a legal right to fair compensation. In a case on point, a householder living a mile away from an extended airport runway was awarded...

    Registering a Trade Mark? Are You Sure No One Else Got There First?

    When registering a trade mark, it is vital to conduct a comprehensive check that you are not treading on the toes of others who may have got there before you. The point was made by a High Court case concerning two technology repair companies that applied...

    Leaving Home - Mother Ordered to Respect Disabled Son's Independence

    The wrench of a child leaving home is a tough experience for many parents and that can be particularly so when the child is disabled. However, as a Court of Protection case showed , not even parents are entitled to stand in the way of their offspring...

    Worldwide Freezing Injunctions Can Be Intrusive But Also Necessary

    Worldwide freezing injunctions (WFIs) are powerful judicial tools that can have a grave impact on the lives of those against whom they are targeted. However, as a High Court ruling made plain , they are a necessary means of ensuring that assets are not...

    Non-Executive Directors and 'Worker' Status - Guideline Ruling

    Can a non-executive director who receives no more than an honorarium for services that he provides voluntarily enjoy the protected status of a 'worker'? That was the thorny issue addressed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in a guideline case ( Catt v...
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