High Court Tears Up Unfair Pre-Nuptial Agreement in Big Money Divorce

<p>Pre-nuptial agreements are a useful and entirely legitimate means of dealing with situations where one prospective spouse is much richer than the other, whether as a result of inherited wealth or otherwise. However, as a High Court case showed, if such agreements lead to unfair results, or are entered into without independent legal advice, they… Read more »

Pub Frequented by Novelist Evelyn Waugh To Be Developed for Housing

<p>Maintaining community facilities in small settlements is obviously important, but that must sometimes take second place to the pressing need for affordable homes. In a case on point, the High Court opened the way for a village pub once frequented by the novelist Evelyn Waugh to be developed for housing.</p> <p>Waugh, who taught at a… Read more »

Deafened Royal Opera House Musician’s Right to Compensation Upheld

<p>Arguments that a compensation award to a Royal Opera House (ROH) musician, whose hearing was damaged by exposure to the noise of brass instruments, will curtail music making in the UK have been rejected by the Court of Appeal.</p> <p>The case concerned a professional viola player who was seated directly in front of the brass… Read more »

New ‘Vento’ Bands

<p>The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England &amp; Wales and Scotland <a href=”https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Vento-bands-presidential-guidance-April-2019-addendum.pdf” target=”_blank”>have issued a joint Second Addendum</a>, updating earlier Presidential Guidance issued on 5 September 2017, announcing the rates payable for the three bands that are used by Employment Tribunals when assessing the amount of compensation payable for injury to feelings in… Read more »

Suffering the Effects of Asbestos Exposure? See a Lawyer Today!

<p>If you suspect that your health has been damaged by exposure to asbestos there are powerful reasons why you should contact a solicitor without delay. In one case, an ex-scaffolder&rsquo;s decision to take legal advice before his death from asbestos-related cancer ultimately led to his loved ones receiving &pound;85,000 in compensation.</p> <p>The man died from… Read more »

High Court Enforces Partnership Agreement Non-Compete Clause

<p>Validly restricting the post-termination conduct of employees and partners involves striking a careful balance between business protection and personal freedom, and that is why professional drafting is indispensable. An instructive case on point concerned a partner in a professional services firm who was banned from joining a competitor for six months following his retirement.</p> <p>After… Read more »

High Court Steps in to Ban Press Publication of Mental Patient Video

<p><img alt=”Hospital” src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/2729/small/IMAG0784.jpg?1491484437″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />When sick or infirm people lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves, the law steps in to protect them &ndash; even against the well-meaning interference of loved ones. In a case on point, the High Court banned publication of a video taken of a mental patient… Read more »