The Sherrards Blog: Views from Award Winning Lawyers in St Albans & London

Can your Will be ignored? Landmark ruling explained

29th July 2015

Private client solicitor Raveet Phull explains the implications of a potential landmark ruling in the Court of Appeal that has seen a daughter (Heather Illot) rejected by her mother (Melita Jackson) win an inheritance dispute case. The Court of Appeal, in Ilott v Mitson & Ors [2015], has overturned the …

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Can your Will be ignored? Landmark ruling explained

Confidentiality of sources– an exercise in judicial judgment

24th July 2015

International litigation specialist Steven Loble takes a look at the recent case of Rio Tinto plc v Vale SA and others [2015] EWHC 1865 (QB) which dealt with the right of confidentiality of sources who had provided information to a business intelligence company. This was in the context of a …

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Confidentiality of sources– an exercise in judicial judgment

Employment references: Worth the paper they are written on?

21st July 2015

How many times have you, as a prospective employer, sought employment references from an individual’s ex-employer and either not received a reply or, more commonly, received a reference which contains no meaningful information about the individual concerned?  Employment lawyer Mark Fellows explains why this trend has emerged and provides tips on …

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Employment references: Worth the paper they are written on?