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The relationship between public authorities and private individuals raises difficult and controversial data protection issues. There is much anxiety on the part of civil rights campaigners about the seemingly incessant desire of the state to retain more and...
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Yet another case has come to court which illustrates the wisdom of cohabiting couples making a 'living together agreement' or formalising their respective rights over the property in which they live. It involved a couple who formed their relationship in...
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Deeds of covenant over properties have been a frequent source of litigation over the years and a recent case demonstrates the wisdom of taking particular care to understand the scope and application of any covenants that apply to a property you are...
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If you have received unsatisfactory investment advice, you should consult a solicitor as soon as you suspect that you have been negligently advised. Failure to do so can lead to the loss of your right to claim. Recently, a couple left it too late to sue ...
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When divorcing, a failure to make a complete and truthful statement of one's financial circumstances when ordered to do so by the court can prove to be a costly mistake, as a wealthy man has found. The millionaire executive lied in an attempt to hide his...
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A woman who persuaded the court that a legal charge should not be taken over her mother's Worcestershire home by the local council in order to pay her care home fees has lost in the Court of Appeal . The woman's elderly mother became a permanent resident...
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It is generally assumed that any property that you live in as your primary residence will not be subject to a tax on any profit on sale, assuming you own no other properties that have been designated as your primary residence. However, there are...
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The procedures for obtaining planning permission are a frequent source of delay and dispute, especially where inspectors reject planning applications for reasons that do not seem clear or consistent. Planning inspectors are obliged to explain adequately...
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A woman who sued her ex-partner for a half share of his £500,000 home – on the basis that she and members of her family had put two years of toil into renovating the property before the relationship ended – has had her claim rejected by a...
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Making private financial arrangements with friends and family can seem like a good idea at the time the transactions are undertaken, but they have a discouraging tendency to end in dispute unless professional advice is taken to ensure that the arrangements...