Insight & opinion

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Don’t be left in the cold

With the snow falling thick and fast across some parts of the county we are seeing an increasing number of enquiries with regards to whether or not employers are obliged to pay their employees who are unable to make it … Continue reading

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Are cohabitees in a weak position?

More couples are living together than ever before. It is estimated that there are nearly three million cohabiting households in Britain. Unfortunately, the law for cohabitees is outdated and on some occasions unfair. The law desperately needs changing and the … Continue reading

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Return to fair without notice family law injunctions

It has previously been the practice of many family courts to grant injunctions without notice to the respondent for a lengthy or in some cases unlimited period of time. Recently the fairness of this has been questioned, and the President … Continue reading

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A better divorce for you and your family

In April 2014 it became compulsory for separated couples to attend Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) when applying to court over matters relating to children or finances. Research carried out previous to this, in 2013, has shown that nearly … Continue reading

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Is there room for ‘good faith’ in English contract law?

In the recent case of Bristol Groundschool Ltd (BGS) v Intelligent Data Capture Ltd (IDC) & ors [2014], Judge Richard Spearman QC implied a general duty of good faith into what the High Court termed ‘relational contracts’. The first time … Continue reading

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