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Indian-Held Jammu & Kashmir In Turmoil

A day or two before the 5th of August 2019, in a sensational melodrama, the Indian Prime Minister Narendera Modi ordered every single student of Kashmiri Universities and colleges hailing from outside the Kashmir Valley, the tourists, the Hindu pilgrims undergoing Amarnath Yatra to leave Kashmir immediately. This uncalled-for apparent state of emergency left the people of Kashmir flabbergasted who stood standstill to find out what heaven is about to fall on them. In the wee hours of 5th of August, it turned out that the entire Vale of Kashmir…

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Clear Language Trumps Common Sense

by Luke Patel, Blacks Solicitors Disputes arising between parties over contracts usually involve the different interpretation of the wording of particular clauses within the contract. Traditionally, the courts have favoured a commercial common sense approach to interpreting ambiguous contract provisions. However the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Arnold v Britton makes it clear that where the parties have used unambiguous language the Court will not re-write the contract even if the literal interpretation of that contract would lead to disastrous consequences for one party. That case concerned the…

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New Campaign Highlights the Potential Cost of Using a Mobile While Driving

West Yorkshire Police is highlighting the potential cost of checking a message on your mobile while driving as part of a new campaign. Last year, 1,578 offences of using a mobile phone while driving were recorded in West Yorkshire, that’s around four people a day caught breaking the law. You might think that it will have cost the driver a £200 fine and that was it, but the true cost can be much worse. If you have passed your test within the past two years, you will lose your licence,…

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