Has Your Privacy Been Infringed by the Media? See a Lawyer Today!

<p>If you feel that your private information has been misused by the media, you may be entitled to compensation and should consult a lawyer straight away. A businessman who did just that after leaked details of a criminal investigation concerning him found their way into the press was awarded substantial damages.</p> <p>The businessman was a… Read more »

Patient Who Didn’t Give Informed Consent to Surgery Wins Compensation

<p><img alt=”Hospital” src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/2731/small/IMAG0786.jpg?1491484558″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />Before undergoing surgery, patients have an absolute legal right to be fully informed of the risks involved and any alternative treatments that may be available. In a case on point, a patient who did not give informed consent to brain surgery that ended disastrously won the right… Read more »

German Wife Can’t Pursue Big Money Divorce in England – High Court Ruling

<p>The quality and perceived generosity of English family judges has made this country one of the world&rsquo;s most popular forums for divorce. However, as a High Court ruling in a big money case showed, the jurisdictional hurdles that foreign nationals must leap before ending their marriages here are far from straightforward.</p> <p>The case concerned an… Read more »

Has Your Reputation Been Smeared on the Internet? See a Lawyer Today!

<p>Professional people spend years establishing their reputations, but it is only too easy for them to be smeared in a few seconds on the Internet. However, a case in which a consultant dermatologist won libel damages from a former patient showed that, with the right professional advice, the law will see good names restored.</p> <p>The… Read more »

Landlords’ Rights to Access Tenanted Properties – Guideline Ruling

<p><img alt=”terrace house” src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/794/small/SAM_0100.JPG?1318184478″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />Most residential leases contain a standard covenant which requires tenants to give their landlords access to their homes for reasonable purposes, including repair and maintenance. As a matter of good manners, tenants are often asked to confirm that the date and time of such visits are… Read more »

Alcohol at Workplace Festivities – The Law is Not a Party Pooper!

<p>Workplace social events are a time-honoured means of rewarding staff and boosting morale, but the presence of alcohol means that they are not without risk. The High Court&rsquo;s ruling in the case of a woman who was seriously injured on the dancefloor showed, however, that the law is not a party pooper.</p> <p>The case concerned… Read more »

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 »