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Police force found guilty of discriminating against white heterosexual male

A police force which rejected a “well prepared” potential recruit because he is a white, heterosexual male has been found guilty of discrimination. Matthew Furlong, 25, whose father is a detective inspector in Cheshire Police, applied to join the force in 2017.

Property sales in UK increased at beginning of this year

Residential property sales in the UK were positive at the beginning of the year, up 0.8 per cent between December 2018 and January 2019, official data shows. Overall there were 101,170 residential sales, taking them 1.3 per cent higher than January 2018, according to the figures from HMRC.

Millions of Brits prepared to contest loved ones’ wills in court

Over 12.6 million people would be prepared to go to court to dispute a will of a family member if they disagreed with the division of their estate, according to Direct Line Life Insurance research.

Law Society warns couples about “common law” marriage myth

The Law Society of England and Wales has this month warned couples that there is legally no such thing as “common law” marriage.

Swansea City shareholders locked in bitter dispute over 2016 takeover

A bitter legal dispute involving the ownership of Swansea City football club is threatening to cause disorder off the field for the Championship club.

Tribunal victory for CEO unfairly dismissed for raising tax avoidance allegations

The former CEO of a medical staffing agency who was accused of fraud and dismissed after raising concerns over financial discrepancies has been awarded £60,000 by an employment tribunal.

Thousands of landlords could unknowingly have inaccurate EPC certificates

Up to 2.5 million Energy Performance Certificates in the UK are wrong due to inaccurate measurement standards and practices and it means landlords could be unwittingly breaking the law.

The JP Morgan Cryptoasset – A Legal Update

JP Morgan, one of the largest investment banks in the United States has created its own cryptoasset. Participants in the blockchain and cryptoasset community have criticised this news as Jamie Dimon, JP Morgan’s Chief Executive has criticised the cryptoasset, Bitcoin, quite heavily in the past. It is important to note, however, that Dimon’s critique of…
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Britons at a loss when it comes to property inheritance tax

The lack of awareness around inheritance tax (IHT) in the UK has increased in the last year, with half (50 per cent) of liable over 45-year-olds admitting to being unaware their main property could be subject to IHT.

HBO fail in bid to oppose ‘Game of Stones’ trade mark at UKIPO

American TV network Home Box Office (HBO) has failed its attempt to oppose a trade mark for the phrase ‘Game of Stones’ at the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).