Many proposals for major infrastructure projects never get off the drawing board, but their mere existence is often enough to seriously harm private property values.
For many people there is almost nothing more painful than having their private affairs aired on the internet or in publicly available print.
A blogger and a TV personality asserted that they had been defamed and harassed by a person operating a Twitter account under a pseudonym.
Anyone engaged in aggregating valuable personal data from the Internet will have to sit up and take notice after the Court of Appeal paved the way for a consumer rights campaigner to sue Google on behalf of more than four million Apple iPhone users.
Customer safety is a responsibility of any company that provide a public service. The Court of Appeal heard a case relating to an accident on a railway and deemed that safety standards should be reasonable and attainable.
If your neighbours actions cause your business to be disadvantaged as in the following case of a funeral directors whose business was flooded several times in the previous six years, due to water diversion on their neighbour’s land next door, you may be entitled to compensation.
A homeowner thought he had a claim for £800,000 in damages from his neighbour, but lost his claim for falling foul of the strict time limits that litters the legal system, thereby highlighting the need for caution and good legal advice.
Local authorities owe legal duties to protect children from harm and, when they fail to do so, it is only right that compensation is payable.
The police can access personal and private data when investigating crime – but such powers are subject to close supervision by the courts.
Unsolicited marketing calls are an often unwelcome feature of modern life. However, public complaints do not go unheard as one company recently found out