News & Publications: March 2015

New wind in old sails

March 28th, 2015

Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC 14 On 11 March 2015, the Supreme Court published its decision in the case of Wyatt v Vince, which has received very wide publicity. This interest was sparked partly because this couple divorced more than 22 years ago – the final divorce decree was granted on 26.10.92 – and partly […]

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Employment settlement agreements

March 19th, 2015

Settlement Agreements are written agreements entered into by employers and employees at the end of an employment relationship. Until recently they were known as compromise agreements. They are governed by employment legislation, which has established certain safeguards that must be met for these agreements to be binding. Rights As well as contractual rights relating to […]

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New home warranties

March 17th, 2015

When a new home is sold by the builder, the buyer needs a warranty that it has been built in a good and workmanlike manner and that he has recourse in the event of any defect. The builder provides the initial warranty under the contract for sale. Alas the building industry is no more resilient […]

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Trees on the line

March 2nd, 2015

There was an old lady of Staines Who’s ash tree fell on some trains The train company sued her But the judge said “that’s nature” And we think the court’s lost its brains Next time you are wondering why your season ticket price has gone up, or why you are sat in a darkened railway […]

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