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The Government has laid out its 25 year environmental plan. Many aspects of the plan might impact farmers including potential rules about the use of water and the efficient use of fertiliser. However, an opportunity does present itself in the new “Northern Forest Scheme” – a scheme to plant a belt of trees across the […]

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulation 2017 came into force on 26 June 2017 as part of a global bid to increase transparency. The Regulation imposes new obligations on Trustees to maintain accurate and up-to-date information about the “beneficial owners” of “relevant Trusts”. To provide a platform […]

It is a common requirement in the construction industry that a Pay Less Notice must be served by the Payer if it is intended to pay a reduced figure from the sum included in the Contractor’s application for payment. It is not unusual for the parties to the contract to include a specific term setting […]

The Court of Appeal has recently given its judgement in the case of Jacqueline Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundations Trust and others [2017] EWCA Civ 1916, paving the way for better legal rights for cohabitees. The Current Law Currently, the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 (“FAA”) allows cohabitees to claim for dependency, but does […]

Supermarket chain Morrisons has today been held liable for the actions of a former member of staff who stole and leaked the data of thousands of employees online in 2014. The affected employees brought a class action claim against Morrisons on the basis that they had been exposed to the risk of identity theft and […]

Helen Morland, Partner in our Clinical Negligence team at Hay & Kilner LLP, acted on behalf of a client who was awarded £125,000 following the failure to prevent and appropriately manage the development of multiple pressure ulcers on her sacrum, buttocks and right foot. On 1 August 2011, our client, who had advanced multiple sclerosis, […]

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