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The doctrine of undue influence enables a court to intervene to prevent abuse where a relationship exists between two parties with ‘trust and confidence, reliance, dependence or vulnerability on the one hand, and ascendancy, domination or control on the other’.
Walker Morris’ employment law tracker highlights recent and forthcoming key legislative changes...
Also: spouses’ rights, and the meaning of ’acting by the receivers’.
The dangers of working at heights download
There has been a raft of recent cases where the Health and Safety Executive has successfully prosecuted individuals and firms who have permitted staff and others to suffer injury while working at height.
Guidelines for lawyers have been issued in response to increasing numbers of individuals representing themselves in court. Rebecca Courtney explains how the guidelines can help to ensure the smooth running of cases involving litigants in person.
Walker Morris’s Gwendoline Davies explains a recent case in which the High Court demonstrated a modern and commercial approach to the rule against maintenance and champerty.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act) brings an extensive overhaul to the consumer law regime in the UK.
The boom, bust and claim cycle could soon be repeated, sparking a rise in surveyors’ negligence cases. What lessons can be learned?
A windfall win and a warning download
Court will not tolerate opportunistic attempts to capitalise on another’s trivial breach.
Limiting a planning permission download
…and the role of conditions...
Walker Morris sets out some highlights below for those who do not have day-to-day involvement in litigation but like to keep up to date with procedural changes.
The CMA found that an association of estate and letting agents in Hampshire, three members of the association and a newspaper publisher had infringed competition law by agreeing to restrict the advertising of fees and discounts in a local newspaper.
In less than 18 months’ time, the UK will hold a referendum on whether to stay in the EU or leave. If the decision is to leave, what could that mean for the UK tax system?
Food suppliers are still getting to grips with EU regulations on food labelling so a new ruling is unlikely to be welcome.
A round-up of the latest intellectual property issues, including parody and theatrical copyright, Instagram and copyright, an album copyright dispute, and Rihanna.
Your sponsorship licence may be at risk if you do not keep up with the immigration paperwork. The recent case outlined here serves as a cautionary tale and highlights the need to have tight controls in place.
Service charges are often contentious and two recent cases will be of concern for landlords.
The Court of Appeal has resolved a long-running dispute surrounding the sale and valuation of a founding shareholder’s shares as part of an overall exit strategy.
Conduct risk, in particular, is high on the corporate agenda and in-housers face greater likelihood of scrutiny and punishment, so this report is timely.
A recent case clarifies the key principles of the duty to mitigate loss and highlights that claimants should weigh their options carefully when considering their reaction to another party’s breach of contract.