What Factors Can An Inspector Take Account Of When Considering A Footpath Diversion Application Under The Highways Act 1980?

The recent case of The Open Spaces Society v Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs [2021] EWCA Civ 241 has thrown light on the subject of what...


Can I Make A Medical Negligence Claim If I Consented To The Risk?

Before undergoing a medical procedure it is standard practice to be required to sign a consent form as without doing so, a claim for battery or assault could be made....


Online Notary Services – Having Your Documents Notarised By Zoom, Teams, Whatsapp, Skype Or Facetime

Traditionally, to have a document notarised, involved seeing a Notary in-person. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused people and business to look for an alternative to visiting a Notary, in...


What Happens When A Gift Technically Fails, Can You Cancel A Transfer? Khan v Mahmood & The Perfection Of Defective Transfers

An appeal judgment from 19th March 2021 considers whether an attempt to abandon a defective transfer can be successful, or whether a defective transfer will assign a party’s equitable interest...


How Kate Garraway’s Current Situation Highlights The Importance Of A LPA

Many people will be aware of the nightmare that Kate Garraway, the TV presenter, has been suffering over the past year with her husband having been seriously ill in hospital...


Temporary Corporate Insolvency Provisions Extended Again

On Friday, 26th March 2021, the Government confirmed that they have extended a number of temporary measures included in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) to support businesses...


Vento Bands For Injury To Feelings Awards To Be Adjusted To Account For RPI Measure Of Inflation

This week, it has been confirmed, via a joint Presidential Guidance notice issued by The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and Scotland, that from next month...


Injunctive Relief In Defamation Claims

Ranger v Pycraft [2021] EWHC 502 (QB) Case summary The Claimant (Lance Dorian Ranger) was a practising solicitor and managing director of a company based in Switzerland. The Defendant (Charles...


Being Sued For Encouraging Others To Commit A Tort?

As a minimum, a legal dispute requires at least two opposing parties. Each party will be arguing the opposite in the hope the Court will agree with their side, should...


Quantification Of Damages In Online Defamation Cases

Glenn v Kline [2021] EWHC 468 (QB) Case summary The Claimant (Martin Glenn) was the CEO of the Football Association and the Defendant (Craig Kline) was an Illinois-qualified lawyer who...


Supreme Court Rules In Favour Of Retail Employees In Equal Pay Claim Against Asda

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that Asda’s retail employees are entitled to use employees at its distribution depots as comparators for the purposes of equal pay...


Law Commission Recommendations For Charity Law Reforms Accepted By The Government

Back in 2017, the Law Commission made a number of recommendations (via their 2017 Technical Issues in Charity Law report) which would reform UK charity law and were designed to...