Out Of Time? – The Effect Of A Stay In Proceedings Before Service Of The Claim Form

In the recent case of Grant v Dawn Meats (UK) [2018] EWCA Civ 2212, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal that a claim was served in time after a...


Trusts Are Marvel-lous…

Comic book and movie fans around the world have this week mourned the unfortunate loss of Stan Lee. Stan amassed significant wealth with his comic books and movies, including Spider-Man,...


Constructive Trust – Bhusate v Patel And Others

The High Court has recently provided clarification in respect of a common intention Constructive Trust should an individual die without a Will. A Constructive Trust occurs where it would be...


Appointing Executors, Trustees And Guardians In A Will

When you create a new Will there are many things that you need to consider, such as appointing Executors, Trustees and Guardians. We have outlined some of the basic points...


Time Limits In Medical Negligence Claims

Under the Limitation Act 1980, there is generally a 3 year time limit to make a claim in medical negligence. If a claim is not formally brought before the expiry...


Employment Appeal Tribunal Deemed That It Was Fair For A School To Withhold Evidence From Disciplinary Panel

In the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Hargreaves v Governing Body of Manchester Grammar School, it was found not to have been unfair for the school to withhold...


Inheritance Rights Of Cohabiting Couples – What Will A Court Consider?

A second marriage or cohabitation late in life is fast becoming a common scenario in the modern family. Aside from the politics this can bring to a family, if your...


SIPPs Schemes: High Court Judgment On Berkeley Burke Judicial Review Case

The long awaited Berkeley Burke Judicial Review judgment was published on Tuesday 30th October, bringing positive news to those who unknowingly invested their Self-Invested Personal Pensions (or SIPPs) into unsuitable...


Workers’ Rights Will Remain Unchanged In ‘No Deal’ Brexit

There will be no change to workers’ rights and protections in the event of a no deal Brexit, the government has confirmed. It said that after 29 March 2019, regardless of...


GDPR: Data Breach Complaints Increase By 160%

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has seen a drastic increase in the number of complaints about potential data breaches since the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force in...


Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 Receives Royal Assent

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill has received Royal Assent, becoming the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018. The process of Royal Assent is when a bill has gone through...


Disability Discrimination: Mutombo-Mpania v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd

The recent Employment Tribunal case of Mutombo-Mpania v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd looked at what evidence an employee has to produce to prove they are disabled and when an employer...