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A man who fell into the path of approaching traffic when the seat clamp of his bicycle broke has succeeded in obtaining compensation for the injuries he suffered. The accident happened in April 2011, when Matthew Buck, 41, was returning from a shopping...
There is all the difference in the world between deceit and hard bargaining, as a recent case shows. It involved a disgruntled company which failed to convince the High Court that it had missed out on a multi-million-pound oil and gas exploration deal due...
When a 97-year-old woman died, the bulk of her estate passed to her sister, who herself died only months later, and the remainder – 'the residue' – was left to four charities. Because of the impact of Inheritance Tax (IHT), there would have been...
A recent decision of the Supreme Court will come as a relief to anyone concerned that they may be left with an adverse credit rating if they terminate a credit agreement because of a breach of contract by the supplier of goods. The case appeared...
A retired tool maker whose life was changed forever when he was knocked from his bicycle by a motorist has won more than £480,000 in compensation for injuries which robbed him of his independence. The former trade union shop steward, aged 72, was...
When a tenant failed to include precisely the right wording for exercising its right to break its lease, the court ruled that use of the exact words specified was not necessary and therefore disallowed the landlord's claim that the break notice was invalid. ...
The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment which should warn those engaged in legal disputes that the 'loser pays costs' rule in litigation is not a hard and fast one and that if the winner unreasonably refuses to mediate, they may end up carrying...
A farming company in Cheshire has been fined £50,000 after a 30-year-old worker suffered fatal injuries when a 1.5 tonne concrete panel fell on him. Sean Bennett was helping to construct a new cowshed at Yew Tree Farm in Stanthorne when the accident...
A woman who sold her mother's house in order to buy her a more suitable home has been left with a large legal costs bill as a result of her action. Her mother is incapacitated by dementia and unable to look after her own affairs. The resulting court case ...
A motoring enthusiast whose dream of owning an extremely rare Bristol car became a nightmare of escalating costs and contractual wrangling has been awarded more than £120,000 in damages by the High Court . The man had wanted a Bristol 405D drop head...