Good Family Judges Know When Not to Intervene

Good Family Judges Know When Not to Intervene The essence of a good judge, particularly in family cases, often lies in knowing when not to intervene. In one case, a judge ruled that a decision as to whether a two-year-old boy should undergo surgery to have a titanium plate inserted in his skull should be taken not by him but by those who are entrusted with his care. The little boy had been taken to hospital with a life-threatening clot on his brain. A neurosurgeon operated to save his life and part of his skull had to be removed to relieve pressure on his brain. He had since made a…

Individuals' Complaints About the NMW and Workers' Rights

Individuals' Complaints About the NMW and Workers' Rights The Government has updated its online form for individual workers wishing to make a complaint about non-payment of the National Living Wage or the appropriate rate of the National Minimum Wage. The form can also be used by people wishing to complain about being forced to work more than an average of 48 hours a week, except for those working in shops, hotels, bars, restaurants, cafés, the sports and leisure industry, residential care homes or consumer services. The latter groups should use the link provided in the form to identify and contact their local authority, whose responsibility it is to enforce working…

Purchasing Company Assets? Do You Know What You Are Buying?

Purchasing Company Assets? Do You Know What You Are Buying? When purchasing a company’s assets, professional advice and careful drafting are needed to avoid subsequent dispute about what exactly has been bought. In one case, a High Court resolution was required after two companies both claimed to have acquired another’s valuable intellectual property rights. After company A hit financial difficulties and went into liquidation, certain of its assets were bought by company B. The latter argued that the assets acquired included the right to sell certain industrial powder processing machines and to use trade names associated with them. Company C, which had also purchased some of company A’s assets, claimed…