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Scottish Power vs. BP: Can a Court Ignore the Plain Language of a Contract?

The recent case of Scottish Power v. BP shows that sometimes a court can ignore the plain language of a contract and place its own interpretation on a clause. This case concerned clauses limiting the liability of a party for breach of contract. The court determined that such clauses were too restrictive in light of the parties’ commercial intentions and considerations of fairness and just compensation to the injured party.

Work Experience at Gelbergs LLP - By Hilal Yavuz

Joining us for a week back in June from Highbury Fields School, Hilal was bright and enthusiastic. Shadowing solicitors and our marketing manager, she saw a real insight into the inner workings of a London-based Law firm. We really enjoyed having her with us and we wish her the best of luck in the future and hope that she is able to pursue her dream of becoming a legal  professional, specialising in EU Law.

Protecting your Children upon Remarriage

What is the legal status of children following the death of one parent and the re-marriage of the other?   If there is no Will in place then upon the death of the surviving parent who has remarried and under the Rules of Intestacy, the first £250,000 of the estate plus personal belongings would pass to their new spouse.  The spouse or civil partner will also receive half of the balance of the estate if it is worth over £250,000.  The remaining

Budget 2015 - Key Points

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, gave his Budget to Parliament on Wednesday 8th July.

This stated that the 2015 Budget will be one "for working people," it is a Budget that "sets out a plan for Britiain for the next 5 years to keep moving fro a low wage, high tax, high welfare economy; to the higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare country we intend to create."

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