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Archive for August, 2015

Aug 15

Domestic Bonfire Sparked £200,000 Damages Claim

The dangers of being unprepared for the possible consequences of something as seemingly innocuous as a garden bonfire were brought home by a case which ended up in the Court...

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Aug 15

Dangerous Dog Attack Victim's Compensation Hopes Boosted

Dangerous dogs can ruin lives, and victims of canine attacks will be relieved to hear of an important tribunal decision which opens the way for many of those injured to...

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Aug 15

Businessman Sues Ex-Wife for Facebook Libel Damages

Everyone knows that the end of a marriage can be bitter, but few divorces can be more so than one in which a businessman has started legal proceedings against his...

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Aug 15

Wealthy Pensioner Triumphs in Lasting Power of Attorney Case

A high net worth pensioner, who was reluctant to give up control of his fortune and laid down intricate conditions before signing a lasting power of attorney (LPA), has struck...

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Aug 15

Vagueness of Request Negates HMRC Demand for Information

When undertaking tax enquiries, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are well known for embarking on 'fishing expeditions' for information. In a recent case, a company which was under enquiry for...

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Aug 15

Collaborative Divorce – Like Finding Hens’ Teeth?

Separation or divorce is nearly always distressing, challenging and, invariably, sad.  The resulting change, emotion, financial realities and the needs of children often mean that rational thought and common sense...

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Aug 15

Personal Bankruptcy Limits Increase

Changes to the Insolvency Act 1986 that are being introduced on 1 October 2015 will mean that a person will no longer be able to be made bankrupt if they...

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Aug 15

No Presumption About What is Best For Children

You might think that the courts will always seek to see that a child is brought up by one of its parents, assuming he or she is willing and able...

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Aug 15

Unwatched Attorney Pockets £450,000

A recent court case shows the wisdom of ensuring that there is effective supervision of anyone acting under a power of attorney, especially if substantial assets are involved. The case involved...

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Aug 15

£85 Parking Charge Not a Penalty

Many thousands of drivers who have been subject to a parking charge of 100 times or more the normal hourly rate will be displeased to read that a plucky appeal...

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