Wife cannot include trust assets in divorce settlement

A wife has been told that the assets of a trust she set up with her husband cannot be included in their divorce settlement.

Thousands of women workers win £50m equal pay claim

 Thousands of women have won an equal pay claim estimated to be worth a total of £50m in a dispute dating back over several years.

Son not allowed to inherit house as a ‘deathbed gift’

 A man has been prevented from inheriting a house that he claimed was a ‘deathbed gift’ from his mother.

Company prevents high-flyer from working for competitor

A company has enforced a restrictive covenant preventing a highly experienced employee from working for a competitor for six months.

Builder recovers £44,000 in dispute over defective work

A builder has recovered unpaid fees totalling £44,000 in a dispute with property owners over alleged defects in renovation work.

When should workers be paid if on call or sleeping on site?

The issue of whether workers should be paid the National Minimum Wage when they’re on call or required to sleep on site has been addressed by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).

Father can’t take sons out of UK even though they want to go

A father has lost his appeal against a court ruling that he cannot take his sons to live outside of the UK even though they want to go with him.

Father and son in dispute over shares in joint business venture

The High Court has settled a dispute between a father and son over the division of shares in a property they bought as a joint venture.

Family can’t make a claim on their stepmother’s estate

A family have been told they cannot make a claim on their stepmother’s estate following the death of her husband.

Court determines how minority shareholding should be valued

 The High Court has settled a dispute about how a minority shareholding in two companies should be valued in accordance with their articles of association.

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