Williamsons Solicitors News Stories

Consultant pays dearly for disloyalty

Confidential

In a stern warning to every worker that breaching your employers’ confidence can have the gravest consequences, a recruitment consultant who leaked information to competitors ended up on the losing… Read More

Brexit impact on business law

Cash

Although the exit negotiations will be lengthy after the UK Government formally begins the withdrawal process from the EU and nothing will change in law for two years, businesses will need to plan… Read More

£985,000 interim payment for crash victim

RTA

It can take many years before the long-term consequences of negligence become fully apparent. However, a case in which a teenager won a £985,000 compensation down-payment less than two years after a… Read More

Facing litigation? Don't sit on your hands!

RCJ

When faced with litigation, maintaining your silence is not an option and you should take legal advice straight away. In one case, a failure to respond to legal documents left a man facing a £4.1… Read More

Friends don’t always make business partners

Corporate

Personal friendship is sadly not always a good foundation for business relationships. In one case, a falling out between workplace colleagues who had been socially close for almost 20 years ended up… Read More

High Court injuncts cleaners

Office

The freedom to picket and protest peacefully is jealously guarded by law. However, one High Court case, involving an industrial dispute between office cleaners and their employer, strikingly showed… Read More

Court records exempted from FOI

RCJ

In an important decision, a tribunal has ruled that the exemption of court documents from the disclosure requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 extends to statistical records which do… Read More

Residents win 'community asset' test case

Field gate

In a ground-breaking decision of which all property professionals should take note, a tribunal has ruled that use of land by the public does not have to be lawful in order to justify listing it as… Read More

Assistive mobile technology zero-rated

iphone

In a case of interest to tax professionals and the technology industry, a tribunal has ruled that mobile phones and tablets which are pre-loaded with software designed to assist disabled people… Read More

Non-compete clause consultation

Hands tied

As part of the Government's drive to make Britain the best place in Europe to innovate and start a new business, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is seeking views on whether… Read More

UEFA Championship 2016 – Be Prepared

Football

The 2016 UEFA European Championship takes place in France, with the group stages commencing on the evening of Friday, 10 June at 20:00, when France play Romania in Paris. Wales and England are both… Read More

Polite notice enough to defend rights

Private

In a guideline decision, the Court of Appeal has emphasised that property owners are not required to physically confront their neighbours to prevent the latter obtaining rights over their land and… Read More

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