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Data – removal by employee

Employers may well have stringent terms in their standard contracts of employment forbidding staff from extracting confidential information from the firm’s systems. Plus, there may be restrictive covenants that have a similar goal. But, in ...

Knotweed – information form

Japanese knotweed is ‘indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant’, according to the Environment Agency. It can grow three to four metres in ten weeks, with the root system damaging concrete foundations, buildings ...

Professional – update

Solicitors who do not have practising certificates no longer need to complete an annual online application form (and pay £20) to stay on the roll. This will save some 30,000 from having to make an ...

Indemnity costs – costs budget?

Should a costs budget be relevant when deciding the level of indemnity costs? ...

Penalty – genuine estimate of loss?

A liquidated damages clause entitles the contracting party to a fixed sum if the other side is in breach. However, as is well known, that fixed sum may be an unenforceable penalty if it was ...

Probate – costs

The Rawlings case (see previous entry) continues to spurn much legal discussion, and the latest judgment – this time in relation to the issue of costs of rectification of a will – gives rise to ...

Lease – consent to assign

If a residential lease requires T to obtain L’s consent to assign, then L may want to charge a fee. Is that reasonable?...

Sub-Ts – rent recovery

If T is in arrears, then L can serve notice on sub-T requiring sub-T to pay its rent direct to L. ...

Sexual offences – sentencing

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal against a sentence for indecent assault, but dismissed an appeal against conviction....

Costs – QOCS

One of the biggest costs reforms of April 2013 was the introduction of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS). This means that a successful defendant to a PI claim cannot recover costs from an unsuccessful ...

Adoption – parental consent

A married couple can adopt the child who had lived with them from babyhood on an informal basis. The applicants were married and the birth mother moved in with them when she arrived in the ...


Most-read articles

Penalty – genuine estimate of loss?
Monday, 10 November 2014
A liquidated damages clause entitles the contracting party to a fixed sum if the other side is in breach. However, as is well known, that fixed sum may be an unenforceable penalty if it was not a... Read more...
Knotweed – information form
Monday, 10 November 2014
Japanese knotweed is ‘indisputably the UK’s most aggressive, destructive and invasive plant’, according to the Environment Agency. It can grow three to four metres in ten weeks, with the root... Read more...
Sexual offences – sentencing
Monday, 10 November 2014
The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal against a sentence for indecent assault, but dismissed an appeal against conviction. Read more...
Data – removal by employee
Monday, 10 November 2014
Employers may well have stringent terms in their standard contracts of employment forbidding staff from extracting confidential information from the firm’s systems. Plus, there may be restrictive... Read more...
Adoption – parental consent
Monday, 10 November 2014
A married couple can adopt the child who had lived with them from babyhood on an informal basis. The applicants were married and the birth mother moved in with them when she arrived in the UK from... Read more...
Sub-Ts – rent recovery
Monday, 10 November 2014
If T is in arrears, then L can serve notice on sub-T requiring sub-T to pay its rent direct to L.  Read more...
Lease – consent to assign
Monday, 10 November 2014
If a residential lease requires T to obtain L’s consent to assign, then L may want to charge a fee. Is that reasonable? Read more...
Costs – QOCS
Monday, 10 November 2014
One of the biggest costs reforms of April 2013 was the introduction of qualified one-way costs shifting (QOCS). This means that a successful defendant to a PI claim cannot recover costs from an... Read more...
Indemnity costs – costs budget?
Monday, 10 November 2014
Should a costs budget be relevant when deciding the level of indemnity costs?  Read more...
Professional – update
Monday, 10 November 2014
Solicitors who do not have practising certificates no longer need to complete an annual online application form (and pay £20) to stay on the roll. This will save some 30,000 from having to make an... Read more...

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