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Widow granted £400,000 instalment from husband's estate

A woman has been granted an interim instalment from the estate of her deceased husband to ease her financial struggles. The woman had been married to a wealthy businessman. When he died, she sought to administer his estate. However, the deceased...

Corp of Trinity House of Deptford Strond v 4-6 Trinity Church Square Freehold Ltd (2018)

This is a recent decision in the Court of Appeal, concerning a claim for collective enfranchisement (right to purchase of a freehold) and the rights of the leaseholders over the surrounding gardens. Within a collective enfranchisement claim, the...

Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd (2018)

Last week’s decision in the Supreme Court in this case, is of general interest, with regard to Contract Law. The Supreme Court determined that an oral variation of a contract was ineffective, where there was a “no oral modification” clause...

Tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

The introduction of tougher electrical safety standards for rented properties has been put forward for public consultation by Housing Minister Heather Wheeler. The move comes after recent data revealed that tenants in the private housing sector were at a...

Queen's Park Rangers allowed to build on 'open land'

Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club has won a dispute over building on a site within protected Metropolitan Open Land (MOL). The site had been used by the public since the 1960s for sport and recreation. The proposed development was for the demolition...

Divorced wife prevents family home from being sold

A divorced wife has prevented her ex-husband from selling the family home until their daughter has finished her education. The couple’s marriage broke down after 25 years together, and the husband’s business had gone into liquidation. The...

Stressed manager with Countrywide Estate Agents awarded £60,000

An office manager who resigned after being placed in a stressful and “intolerable situation” has been awarded £60,000 compensation. Mrs A Fletcher had worked for Ashby Lowery estate agents in Northampton since 2003. She acted as deputy to...

Primark must pay transgender employee £47,000 compensation

A transgender employee has won her claim of constructive dismissal after she was forced to resign following a series of discriminatory comments from her colleagues. Miss Alexandra de Souza E Souza worked as a retail assistant for high street clothing brand...

More safeguards for SMEs when customers become insolvent

The government has outlined plans to provide more protection for small and medium-sized businesses who supply companies that become insolvent. It also wants to prevent directors from unfairly shielding themselves from the effects of insolvency. Ministers...

£300m investment to tackle challenges of our ageing society

The government has announced it’s providing a £300m fund to help the 10 million Britons alive today who can expect to live to 100 or more. The extra money will include grants for research into age-related illnesses such as dementia. The...
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