On the 9th April 2019, the UK Government announced that they are to introduce new laws which will mean that couples will in future be able to divorce without having to blame the other party which is currently the position.
The Supreme Court recently reached a decision in the long-running saga of the Pimlico Plumbers case. The judgment, which dismissed an appeal from Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and held that the Respondent Gary Smith was indeed a “worker”, has been held up as a significant blow to “gig economy” companies (such as Uber and Deliveroo) who purport to be a platform for self-employed contractors rather than employers.
As of May 25 2018, the EU’s new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and could have an impact on your business. Find out more in our guide to GDPR for businesses.
The recent decision of HJJ Matthews in the case of Lewis & Ors v Tamplin & Ors (2018) EWHC 777 Ch has clarified the rules surrounding the rights of beneficiaries to demand disclosure of documents and information from trustees.
A recent estate dispute has rendered vague wording in a letter of wishes legally unenforceable.
In April 2017 the UK government began a Consultation calling for evidence regarding the planned new register of beneficial ownership information for overseas legal entities. This is part of a broader push on transparency of ownership and follows the 2016 establishment of a central register of people that have significant control of UK companies (PSC Register).
We’ve all had noisy neighbours at some point in our life. Whether it’s the teenage son practising his drums or babies crying in the early hours, there are times when we’ve all had enough. But one noise complaint in particular has warmed our hearts at Bridge Law, as we remember that dogs are very much for life and not just for Christmas.
The Supreme Court has made their ruling on the case of Tuita International Limited (in liquidation) v De Villiers Surveyors Limited  UKSC77, which confirms how damages and pay-outs can be calculated in negligence claims against valuers.
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