Court enforces decision ordering company to pay contractor

A court has ordered a company to pay a contractor the full amount awarded by an adjudicator following a dispute.

The company had engaged the contractor to carry out mechanical and electrical works at a hotel. When the contractor submitted a final invoice for the work undertaken, the company disputed the figure and did not pay.

Court awards woman a share of former partner’s home

A woman has won the right to claim part ownership of the home she shared with her former partner and helped to pay for over several years.

The case involved an unmarried couple who had lived together for 15 years. The house was in the partner’s name and was bought with an interest only mortgage. The woman contributed £200 a month, which the couple considered as being “towards the house”.