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Divorcing husband ordered to disclose financial documents

A divorcing husband has been ordered to disclose documents relating to his financial affairs, despite claiming that doing so could lead to his arrest. The case involved a businessman whose wife believed he had an interest in a German company that he was...

Mother loses custody of son after obstructing contact with his father

A mother has lost custody of her son after causing him ‘emotional harm’ by trying to alienate him from his father.   The case involved the estranged parents of an eight-year-old boy.   The court heard that the mother had a...

Landlord was wrong to apply service charge for clearing rubbish

A tenant has successfully appealed a service charge he incurred after his landlord removed rubbish from the car park of the property. The tenancy agreement included the rent payable as well as the right of the landlord to add a variable service charge to...

Government issues new guide on how to sell your home

The government has issued a new set of guidelines to help people preparing to sell their home. The document, How to Sell, was produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and covers everything from ensuring your home has...

Surveyors must pay £50,000 for their negligence over knotweed

A man who is almost blind was awarded £50,000 after his North London property became overrun with Japanese knotweed. Paul Ryb, who represented Great Britain and won the International Blind Tennis tournament, lost his central vision after suffering...

NHS administrator unfairly dismissed after her eyesight deteriorated

A woman who was dismissed after her eyesight deteriorated due to cataracts has been awarded £15,000 compensation. The case involved NHS administrator Denise Regan. After her vision became impaired, colleagues started to notice errors in her work. She...

Cohabiting couples 'should have automatic right to inherit'

A leading lawyers’ association says that cohabiting couples should have automatic rights to inherit if their partner dies without making a will. Under current law, a surviving partner must apply to the court to obtain financial provision or a share of...

Pregnant worker unfairly dismissed after director's 'panic about HR issues'

An office worker was subjected to a ‘hostile, humiliating and offensive environment’ after she informed her employers that she was pregnant shortly after joining the company. Eilise Walker started working for Arco Environmental in November 2017,...

Woman asked for massage by boss wins sexual harassment claim

A woman who was repeatedly asked to massage her managing director has won a sexual harassment claim. Emma Woolf worked as a sales manager for thermal cooling material provider, Universal Science. When she booked a two bedroom flat for a trade show,...

Npower failed to make adjustments for autistic employee

An analyst who suffered with autism was discriminated against by Npower after it failed to make changes to his working environment to allow him to work in comfort. Tom Sherbourne began working for the energy giant in October 2017. He was positioned in an...
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