Long Leaseholders Ignore the Terms of Their Leases At Their Peril!

Many long leaseholders mistakenly believe that they have much the same rights as freeholders and can do pretty much what they like with their properties. As one case strikingly showed, however, ignoring the terms of your lease can put both your home and your investment at risk. The case concerned a Victorian house which had… Read more »

Circumventing a Collective Bargaining Process is Not Always Unlawful

<p>Employers are generally barred from circumventing collective bargaining agreements by going behind trade unions&rsquo; backs and making direct offers to the workers they represent. In a ground-breaking decision, however, the Court of Appeal has ruled that that does not amount to trade unions having a veto over even the most minor changes to their members&rsquo;… Read more »

High Court Orders Fresh Hearing in Baby Skull Fractures Case

<p>One of the most anxious tasks performed by the family courts is to decide whether injuries suffered by children are non-accidental. The lengths to which they will go to uncover the truth were underlined by a case in which a baby boy was taken to hospital with unexplained skull fractures.</p> <p>As a precursor to care… Read more »

Assets Passing Between Parents and Children Are Presumed to Be Gifts

<p>Where money or other assets pass from a parent to a child, the law presumes that they are gifts, unless proved otherwise. That rule had a central part to play in an insolvency case concerning properties which were bought in the name of a woman whose entrepreneur father was subsequently declared bankrupt.</p> <p><img alt=”House” src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/2641/small/IMAG0791.jpg?1482156748″… Read more »

Thinking of Making a Home-Made Will? Think Again!

<p><img alt=”Pub” src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/1063/small/SAM_0617.JPG?1334676541″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />Making a will without professional advice is a positive invitation to dispute after you are gone. That was certainly so in the case of a vulnerable alcoholic who had a pint of beer in front of him when he signed will forms in a pub, leaving everything… Read more »