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“You know you’re lying, and I know you’re lying, but…”

Misrepresentation is a complex area of law, but in its simplest form it relates to one party inducing another to enter into an agreement by making false claims. As a familiar example, if you buy a car from a garage that claims the vehicle has been fully checked over and is in perfect working order, […]

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Ley of the Landii

You’ve just bought a house with the view you always wanted and every day starts with the beautiful sweeping vista. Now fast forward a few years and your neighbour decides to plant a few trees. Not any species of tree however, but fast growing, potentially enormous Leylandii that eclipse the once splendid view so dear […]

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Don’t burn your cakes

Have you managed by some miracle to avoid the furore which surrounds the Bake Off, or The Great British Bake Off as it is properly entitled? News of its sale to Channel 4 has reached unprecedented levels of media coverage this week. An eye watering £75m was paid for a three-year deal for the show. […]

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Defender of parents’ rights or enemy of the state

As any parent will know, booking a holiday outside term time can be an expensive business, whether or not you plan to travel abroad. A recent judgment has put the issue in the spotlight once again. In what could be a landmark case with wide-ranging impact, the High Court has upheld an earlier decision that […]

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Is now the time for the Aviva Premiership to be ‘ring-fenced’ – Part II?

Richmond RFC will make a welcome return to the Championship following their catastrophic demise in 1999 when millionaire backer Ashley Levett pulled his cash and the club went into administration and was sent crashing to the ninth tier of English rugby. Richmond RFC has come out publicly to state that next season no ‘professional players’ […]

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Just not cricket

In an age when sports broadcasting deals involve millions if not billions of pounds, it is not surprising that broadcasters and governing bodies will take all the steps they can to stop anything that they see as infringing their intellectual property rights. Sky and the ECB (the governing body for cricket in England and Wales) […]

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Setting the Olympic bar

What better way to grab people’s attention than to take a ride on the back of the Olympic train? Remember the excitement surrounding the London Olympics. I attended some of the events myself and the buzz around London was staggering. Shops were full of merchandise and people flocked to get their hands on the memorabilia. […]

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8 Top Holidays Tips For Separated Parents

With the summer holidays here and the sun finally shining, we can all look forward to some relaxed time with friends and family. For separated parents though it is not simply a case of stocking up on ice lollies and digging out the sun cream. The summer holidays can bring a host of complications, requiring […]

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Is now the time for the Aviva Premiership to be ‘ring-fenced’ – Part I?

Earlier this week a new deal worth £225 million between the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Premiership Rugby was announced, but where does that leave Championship rugby with play-off rugby only guaranteed until the end of this season? The thrilling two-legged RFU Championship final from last season saw Bristol seal their return to the Aviva […]

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Animal photos, human rights

We’re used to the idea of people and organisations seeking injunctions to prevent the publication of damaging stories – celebrity injunction cases are the stock in trade of the courts these days, with claimants who are simultaneously famous and unnamed attempting to keep details of their lives (and loves) out of the public eye. A […]

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