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Can Your Tenant Claim a Lockdown Rental Remission?

Can Your Tenant Claim a Lockdown Rental Remission?

“It would thus be prudent that a commercial lease agreement includes a clause dealing with the risk associated with vis maior, casus fortuitus and the impossibility of performance.” (Extract from judgment below) The Covid-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns and...

Directors at War: Terminating Email Access

Directors at War: Terminating Email Access

“All is fair in love and war…and business is war." (Jasmine Kundra) When company directors are locked in dispute, one of them may be tempted to cut off the other’s access to emails and to the business server – a tactic likely to have immediate and serious consequences...

Divorce: Claiming Interim Maintenance and a Contribution to Legal Costs

Divorce: Claiming Interim Maintenance and a Contribution to Legal Costs

Even if your marriage is collapsing around you, you might be afraid to sue for divorce because you have no money to survive on, plus you know that a hotly contested divorce might take years to finalise while your breadwinner spouse fights you tooth and nail every step...

A Victim of Sexual Harassment Must Report It “Immediately”

A Victim of Sexual Harassment Must Report It “Immediately”

“…sexual harassment is a heinous and horrendous conduct since it undermines the dignity of women and the values enshrined in our Constitution.” (Extract from judgment below) Employers have a strong duty to provide a safe workplace for their employees, and to protect...

Selling Your Home: How to be Lucky this Holiday Season

Selling Your Home: How to be Lucky this Holiday Season

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity” (Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher) History has not recorded whether Seneca himself was “lucky” in the property market of his time (Rome’s land registration records from two millennia ago...

When Can a Shop Be Sued for Damages If a Customer Falls?

When Can a Shop Be Sued for Damages If a Customer Falls?

“… it is by now long established in our law that the owner or other person or entity in control of a shopping mall has a legal duty to take reasonable steps to ensure that its premises are ‘reasonably safe’ for those members of the public who might frequent them …...

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