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Court awards wife £350,000 plus half husband’s pension

 A husband lost his appeal against a court order awarding his wife a large lump sum and half his pension.

Cancer sufferer awarded £47,000 in discrimination case

 A woman who claimed she was subjected to discrimination and harassment while undergoing treatment for cancer has been awarded more than £47,700 compensation.

The future of laws on IP, trademarks and patents after Brexit

The government has published guidance on the future of intellectual property laws after Britain leaves the European Union.

Move to bring ‘outdated law’ on wills into 21st century

  The law governing the writing of wills needs to be updated to reflect modern understanding of dementia and mental capacity.

Mother wins right to oppose her youngest child being adopted

A mother with a troubled background has won the right to oppose adoption proceedings involving her youngest child.

HMRC sends warning to employers after Rangers tax ruling

HMRC officials are urging employers running employee benefit trusts to come forward following the Supreme Court ruling against the company that formerly owned Rangers Football Club.

Government scraps ‘unlawful’ employment tribunal fees

  The government has announced that it is scrapping employment tribunal fees following the Supreme Court ruling that they’re unlawful.

Developer must pay damages following contract dispute

 A developer who failed to co-operate in seeking additional planning permission for a proposed tower block has been ordered to pay damages to the company selling the site.

Court enables family to take over deceased director’s company

 The High Court has enabled a family to take over the ownership and running of a company after the owner died.

Tribunal modifies covenant relating to ‘one property per plot’

A tribunal has modified a covenant that prevented the building of more than one property per plot on a large estate.

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