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Separated couples should fix their eyes firmly on the future when signing divorce agreements, as was demonstrated in a recent case in which a former soldier, whose ex-wife had 'spent her share' after their split, fought off her bid for a slice of his...
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The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has recently been dealing with numerous complaints about sales promotions with misleading discount offers and unsubstantiated claims about the superiority of products. If you have bought a ‘discounted’...
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It is a regrettable truth that even close family members cannot always be trusted to do the right thing, as illustrated by a case dealing with a wayward son who was appointed as attorney over his elderly mother's financial affairs. Unfortunately, he used...
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In a decision which represents a landmark victory for private landowners – and a serious blow to open countryside campaigners – the High Court has ruled that 19th Century officials who purported to create public rights of way under an 1801 Act...
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The Court of Appeal has handed down judgments in two cases which clarify the rights of passengers whose flights are delayed. The first case concerned a Jet2.com flight from Malaga to Manchester which was scheduled to depart at 18:25 on 26 October 2011....
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Child custody battles involving an international element are becoming increasingly frequent as the world becomes more and more a global village. When relationships between people of different nationalities break down, it must then be determined with which...
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When a Spanish resident made his will, having arranged his affairs so as to avoid the compulsory inheritance laws that apply in Spain, he intended that his estate – worth nearly £400,000 – should go to the British National Party (BNP). ...
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Yet another attempt by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to persuade the court that a gift of a property from parent to child should be a 'gift with reservation of benefit' has failed. Where any asset is gifted from a person (the donor) to another (the donee),...
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When a divorce leads to arbitration proceedings, which is not uncommon where the financial settlement is difficult to negotiate, the decision of the arbitrator can only be overturned by the court in exceptional circumstances, a leading judge has ruled. In ...
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In a recent case, the High Court ruled that a touring caravan which had been brought onto land and affixed permanently was not a 'dwelling-house'. The decision came after the owner of the caravan, who had resided permanently in it for six years without a...