Molesworths News May - Jun 2012

All the latest industry and legal news from your team at Molesworths.

Compensation for 50 Per Cent Hearing Loss

Date online: 15/06/2012

A welder who suffered permanent damage to his hearing as a result of working in a noisy environment has won an out of court settlement of £12,000 from his former employer.

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Supreme Court rule in favour of asbestos victims.

Date online: 01/06/2012

Local Rochdale victims of asbestos related diseases are now able to join thousands of other sufferers in claiming compensation after a landmark court ruling.

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Cohabitation Agreements - Protection for Unmarried Couples

Date online: 28/05/2012

One of the most common myths in English law is that there is such a thing as a ‘common law marriage’. It simply doesn’t exist and this misapprehension has led the Law Commission to suggest proposals giving additional rights to cohabiting couples.

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Child Custody Explained

Date online: 23/05/2012

Arrangements over the custody of children (called residence arrangements by lawyers) after the breakdown of a relationship are usually best decided without the intervention of the court.

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Tenant Fails in Claim for Three Times His Deposit

Date online: 17/05/2012

A former tenant has failed in a claim for damages over and above the return of his deposit, in a ruling that has demonstrated the limitations placed on tenants’ rights under Section 214 of the Housing Act 2004.

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Shared Parental Responsibility and Divorce

Date online: 12/05/2012

Having rejected the findings of a report it commissioned into the parenting of children after divorce, the Government has thrown into doubt the whole area of how this issue will be dealt with in future.

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