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Developer wins right to build houses on ‘valued landscape’

A developer has won the right to build a housing estate in an area of countryside described by the local planning authority as a ‘valued landscape’.

Family overturn brother’s will favouring his carer

A family have succeeded in their battle to overturn their brother’s will, which left nearly all his estate to his live-in carer.

Director disqualified for transferring assets into his own name

A businessman has been disqualified from being a director for six years after it was discovered that he transferred a property belonging to his insolvent company into his own name.

Mother wins the right to keep her son in the UK

 A mother has won the right to keep her son in the UK after the father took legal action to take him to Australia.

New National Minimum Wage rates come into effect

The new rates for the National Minimum Wage (NMW) came into effect on 1 October.

Woman wins sex discrimination claim in flexible working case

 A woman has won her claim of sex discrimination against an airline that refused her request for flexible working after she returned from maternity leave.

Father was allowed only indirect contact with his children

A father who lashed out at his children in a restaurant has been told he can only have indirect contact with them for at least the next two years.

Family disputes over wills and inheritance continue to rise

The number of family disputes over wills continues to rise, according to new research.

Manufacturer of faulty safety device not liable for fire

 The Court of Appeal has ruled that the manufacturer of a device used to avert the risk of fire was not obliged to compensate the owners of a factory that was burnt to the ground.

Developer wins right to build houses in country village

A developer has been granted planning permission to build houses in a small country village despite opposition from the local council.

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