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Father can have children vaccinated despite mother's objection

A father has been granted a court order for his children to be vaccinated despite objections from their mother. The children were aged six and four. The parents had separated, and the children lived with the mother. The parents were involved in proceedings...

Cohabitant misled by her partner wins share of family home

A woman who was misled by her cohabiting partner has won her legal fight to own 50% of the home they shared together. The case involved Natalie O'Neill and Shaun Holland, who had lived together for 12 years. Legal title to the property had been vested...

Pregnant woman 'told to resign' awarded £18,000 compensation

A customer service assistant who said she was told to resign after her employer discovered she was pregnant has been awarded £18,000 after making a discrimination claim. The case involved Mrs N Agarwal and St John Freight System UK. Mrs Agarwal had...

Buyer entitled to pull out of purchase as flat not complete

A buyer was entitled to pull out of an agreement to purchase a newly built flat which had not been completed and made ready to live in by the date specified in the contract. That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving Caledonian Management...

Struggling husband applies too late to amend divorce settlement

A husband who was struggling financially has been denied permission to appeal against a financial remedies order because he was 15 months out of time. The case involved a couple who divorced in 2016. The husband was a managing director and shareholder of...

Need to cut costs justified 'age discriminatory' pay policy

The Court of Appeal has ruled that an employer's need to reduce its staff costs to balance its books could be enough to justify indirect age discrimination. The case involved the Probation Service and one of its employees, Craig Heskett. Following the...

Landlord and tenant in dispute over signing of possession notice

A possession notice didn’t have to include a landlord's name and address where it was signed by the landlord's agent; it was sufficient to give the name and address of the agent. That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving...

Businessman wins appeal against disqualification as a director

A businessman has won his appeal against his disqualification from being a company director. Gabriel Gatheru Rwamba had been disqualified in 2009 for four years for failing to appropriately monitor the company's finances. In 2010, interim orders...

Tribunal rules employer did not act unreasonably over redundancies

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that an employer had not acted unreasonably by declining to put an employee on a list of potential future workers when making him redundant. The case involved Aramark Ltd and one of its employees, Mr Fernandes. The...

Employee who secretly recorded colleagues loses dismissal claim

An employee who made secret recordings of his work colleagues has lost his claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination. The case involved Mr Ch Tan who described himself as Chinese Singaporean by ethnicity and gay by sexual orientation. In 2012, he had...
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