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Landlord’s refusal of consent to assign a lease – revisiting the issue of reasonableness

April 30 2014 Both landlords and tenants need to know what is 'reasonable' when a landlord considers withholding consent. Most commercial leases contain a…

Setting aside a certificate of entitlement to decree nisi: defending the indefensible?

May 22 2014 In Price v. Price [2014] EWCA Civ 655 the Court of Appeal considered the circumstances in which a husband who had claimed to have posted an answer to…

To err is human: a solicitor’s duty to his client

May 28 2014 When Alexander Pope wrote the words 'To err is human; to forgive, divine' he almost certainly was not intending them as advice to a dissatisfied…

The Children and Families Act 2014 - a practical guide to the changes

April 10 2014 The Children and Families Act comes in to force in just under two weeks - on the 22nd April 2014. It signals a number of changes and a new way of…

The Single Family Court

April 15 2014 So, what about the Single Family Court? Section 17 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 (snappy title) merges the Family Proceedings Court, the family…

Somewhere between not good and not that bad: the need for proportionality in disciplinary sanctions

January 7 2015 In professional disciplinary proceedings, any sanction should balance the public interest with the interests of the professional whose reputation and…

Location orders: oversights to avoid

October 27 2014 Providing a useful reminder of the need to comply with the proper procedure in respect of location orders, an application was successfully made…

Obesity- a weighty issue for employers

October 26 2014 An analysis of the recent European case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund and the subsequent opinion of the Advocate General concerning whether or…

On the table but off the record?

October 26 2014 This article looks at some recent case law on the admissibility or otherwise in Employment Tribunal proceedings of without prejudice discussions…

Under the table but on the record?

October 26 2014 This article looks at some recent case law on the admissibility in Employment Tribunal proceedings of covert recordings of disciplinary hearings. As…