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Dragged along to a sale

04 Sep 2018

In the case of Angus James Cunningham v Resourceful Land Limited and others , the High Court has upheld a drag-along provision in a Shareholders' Agreement and has ordered that the register of members does not require rectification. Background A group of individuals incorporated two…

Bringing a Buzz Back to Chorley Town

30 Aug 2018

Chorley is set to see a couple of major developments over the next few years, attracting consumers back to the market town. The first development is in the town centre and includes iconic high profile businesses such as Marks and Spencer's, Reel Cinemas and Loungers Bar and Restaurant. The…

The August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper

24 Aug 2018

The August 2018 Social Housing Green Paper, has been published in response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, which highlighted how the law on housing conditions falls short of ensuring tenant safety. The Paper promises to offer a ' new deal for social housing ', by rebalancing the…

Important Decision for Defendants on Fixed Costs

23 Aug 2018

Mercel Hislop v Laura Perde : Kundan Kaur v Committee (For The Time Being) Of Ramgarhia Board Leicester (2018)[2018] EWCA Civ 1726 The Court of Appeal determined that a claimant was not entitled to standard or indemnity costs where a defendant accepted a Part 36 offer out of time but before trial…

Claim Kicked to the Kerb

23 Aug 2018

Ratcliffe v Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council District Judge Swindley - Manchester CC The local authority has successfully defended a claim following a fall on a defective kerb. The claimant was out walking one evening; she fell when she put her right foot forward onto the kerb which…

It's a Game of Reasonableness

23 Aug 2018

James Lewis -v- Burry Port AFC The claimant was playing in a junior football match for the defendant. During the course of the game the claimant made a sliding tackle and suffered a laceration to his leg. It transpired that there was glass embedded in the surface of the pitch. The claimant…

Regulatory Roundup

23 Aug 2018

Tesco Feels the Brunt of the Sentencing Guidelines Tesco has been fined £160,000 after an employee was seriously injured in an incident involving a roll cage. In September 2015, the employee was working alone to unload roll cages containing stock from a delivery vehicle. The worker…

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