Dusty Work Overalls Responsible for Wife’s Asbestos-Related Death

<p>The effects of asbestos exposure in the workplace can be devastating, not only for employees but also for their loved ones and anyone else with whom they come into contact. In a case on point, a man whose wife died after laundering his dusty work overalls has won him the right to substantial compensation.</p> <p>The… Read more »

Court of Appeal Limits Delayed Airline Passengers’ Compensation Rights

<p>Air passengers whose flights are delayed by over three hours generally have a right to compensation &ndash; but what happens if the cause of the delay is an air traffic control (ATC) decision? The Court of Appeal considered that issue in an important test case.</p> <p><img alt=”Airport departures board 1″ src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/3140/small/20180412_062036.jpg?1549821626″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px… Read more »

Competition in the Online Estate Agency Business – Court of Appeal Ruling

<p>Fair competition is the lifeblood of any economy and judges are alert to prevent the smothering of business rivalries and to safeguard healthy markets. A case on point concerned a company which adopted restrictive membership rules in its attempt to break into the online estate agency market.</p> <p><img alt=”House sold” src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/3015/small/house-435618_1920.jpg?1516567504″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; margin:2px 7px”… Read more »

Revised Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working

<p>Following changes introduced by the <a href=”http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/1340/contents/made” target=”_blank”>Immigration (Restrictions on Employment) (Code of Practice and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2018</a>, the Home Office <a href=”http://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/774078/Code_of_practice_on_preventing_illegal_working_-_January_2019.pdf” target=”_blank”>has issued a revised 'Code of practice on preventing illegal working: Civil penalty scheme for employers'</a>. This sets out the document checks prescribed by the Home Office that an employer should… Read more »

Credit Card Debts – When Does the Six-Year Limitation Period Start to Run?

<p>Credit card companies are subject to a six-year time limit in launching proceedings against defaulters, but when exactly does that period begin to run? The Court of Appeal has answered that question in an important ruling for debt recovery specialists.</p> <p><img alt=”visa card symbol” src=”https://s3-eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/legalrss-production/assets/959/small/images.jpg?1325497836″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />The case concerned a man… Read more »

Divorcee Fails to Unlock Ex-Wife’s £17.6 Million Family Trusts

<p>Parents are frequently concerned that generosity to their child may end up benefiting his or her spouse in the event of divorce. However, as a High Court case showed, taking legal advice on the creation of a discretionary trust can be a highly effective means of avoiding such an outcome.</p> <p>The case concerned a couple… Read more »

Employees Plotting Your Downfall on Your Time? See a Lawyer Today!

<p>Suspicions that your employees are using your confidential information and time that you have paid for to plot their next career move are sadly often justified. However, as a High Court case showed, specialist solicitors can help you protect your business from such unlawful conduct.</p> <p>The case concerned a price reporting agency whose business development… Read more »