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What is the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on existing financial orders?

What is a Barder event? Named after a tragic case in 1987, a Barder event is an event that is unforeseen or unforeseeable which fundamentally undermines the basis upon which a concluded financial order was made. In the case of Barder v Barder , the...

Constructive dismissal after sexual comments 'can constitute harassment'

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a constructive dismissal following unwanted sexual comments could amount to an act of harassment within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 (the Act). The case involved a woman who resigned after alleging that...

Directors can continue running business despite disqualification

Two directors have been granted permission to continue running their companies despite being disqualified for breaching regulations. The court accepted that they were essential for the continuation of their business and hundreds of jobs could be a risk if...

Court interprets woman's will to enable all her children to inherit

The High Court has reconciled contradictory instructions relating to a deceased woman’s estate so that all three of her children can receive an equal inheritance. The court made the ruling after the trustees of a settlement applied for an...

Consultants entitled to £212k fee because of implied contract term

A firm of consultants were entitled to a large fee for introducing a client to an insurance company even thought there was no specific contract. The law allowed for a fair payment to be implied in the business agreement. That was the decision of the High...

Divorcing husband wins appeal against costs order favouring wife

A husband has won his appeal against a costs order in favour of his wife during divorce proceedings. The couple had been married in 2007 and had one child. Their marriage ended in 2017 following two incidents of violence by the husband. He was acquitted in...

Damage to premises did not invalidate break clause in lease

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a commercial tenant had correctly exercised a break clause in its lease despite having left the premises “dysfunctional and unoccupiable”. The break clause provided that the tenant could terminate the lease if...

EU Succession Regulation: Making a Will with foreign assets. Does your Will include foreign assets?

  What is the EU Succession Regulation? The laws which deal with a person’s assets when they pass away differ from country to country. For example, some civil law jurisdictions, such as France, have specific laws that reserve a proportion of...

Tesco staff couldn't believe 6ft man was intimidated by pregnant boss

A supermarket assistant was discriminated against when managers didn’t believe he could be intimidated by a 5ft 4in woman. The case involved Mr T King, who is 6ft tall, and his Tesco line manager, known as JF, who was five months pregnant at the time....

How do you apply for Probate in France?

This guide aims to give an overview of the process involving the administration of an estate in France. The administration of a French estate compromises three main stages. In all cases, any French inheritance tax due must be paid within 6 months of the...
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