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Archive for April, 2016

Apr 16

Insufficient Disclosure Negates Challenge to Enquiry

It is generally considered that if HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) raise no enquiries in relation to a tax return in the year following its submission, that is the end...

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Apr 16

Additional nil rate band

In line with their election promise, the Government has introduced legislation providing for an additional “residence” inheritance tax-free or nil rate allowance. The allowance will be in addition to the...

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Apr 16

Have You Been Given Free Advice That Was Wrong?

Just because you haven't paid for professional advice doesn't mean that the person who gave it to you is relieved from liability if it was negligently given. A recent case should...

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Apr 16

In Brief: Guidance on Recruiting and Retaining Transgender Employees

In partnership with Inclusive Employers – a membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces – the Government has produced guidance designed to provide employers with practical advice, suggestions...

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Apr 16

In Brief: Employing Reservists

The Ministry of Justice has published a toolkit for employers containing guidance and support on all aspects of employing reservists. This includes: details of rights and responsibilities, and financial assistance...

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Apr 16

Vicarious Liability in the Workplace

The Supreme Court has ruled in two cases that dealt with the vicarious liability of employers for incidents that took place at work. Employee's Extreme Acts In the first case (Mohamud v...

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Apr 16

Holiday Pay and Unearned Commission

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down its judgment in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited and Others, upholding the decision of the Employment Tribunal (ET) that domestic legislation...

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Apr 16

Dangers of Using Amateur Executors Exposed

A recent case clearly illustrates the inherent dangers of appointing amateur executors to administer your estate rather than qualified professionals. The executors were dealing with the estate of a deceased man...

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Apr 16

Whistleblowing

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (PIDA) – often referred to as the ‘Whistleblowing’ Act – was introduced in the wake of various workplace scandals and disasters after official enquiries...

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Apr 16

A Brief Guide to TUPE

The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) apply to any size of business and protect the employment rights of employees when their employer changes as a result...

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Apr 16

Holiday Pay and Overtime

The right to paid annual leave is an important principle of EU law, the purpose of which is to allow a worker time to rest and enjoy a period of...

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Apr 16

Collective Redundancy Consultation – An Employer's Duties

Under Section 188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULRCA), employers have a duty to consult with appropriate representatives of employees concerning forthcoming redundancies if 20...

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Apr 16

Harrogate Trusts Solicitor Published in International Journal

Kate Maybury, an associate solicitor specialising in Trusts, Wills and Estates at Harrogate law firm Raworths has been published in the international publication for the Society of Trust and Estate...

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Apr 16

Children's Views Given Greater Weight as Parental Control Wanes Over Time

When a marriage breaks up, the court's primary consideration is the welfare of any children, and their views are of great importance when a decision is being made as to...

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Apr 16

Wind Farm Investment? 10 Things You Might Want to Know…

Many landowners presume that the most difficult part of a wind farm business is the initial set-up.  In particular, securing planning permission, sourcing the infrastructure and entering into numerous supply...

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Apr 16

Weekend Cottage Tenant Sees Off £128,000 Insurance Claim

Anyone who lives in rented accommodation can breathe a sigh of relief after a tenant whose weekend cottage suffered severe flooding damage during a cold snap saw off a £128,000...

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Apr 16

Attorneys Who Denied Father Access to His Money Removed

The Court of Protection has come to the rescue of an elderly man who wished to have access to his own funds. The man, now aged 87, appointed his son and...

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Apr 16

Thinking About a Tax Avoidance Scheme? HMRC Issues New Guidance

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are well known for their robust attitude towards tax avoidance schemes they consider to be questionable and, over the years, have introduced an ever-increasing variety...

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Apr 16

Forget Me Not

Remember McKelvey v HMRC, back in 2008?  Section 11 Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (IHTA) was put under the spotlight when a successful claim was made using the relief. The deceased...

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Apr 16

You Get What You Pay For

The Court of Appeal has handed down a decision which should give considerable pause for thought to anyone who is tempted to use a 'law shop' or similar provider rather...

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Apr 16

Warnign for Holders of US Assets

If you hold assets in the USA, you should be aware of an issue that has started to arise in estates in which there are US shareholdings, especially where these...

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Apr 16

Five simple ways to protect your business!

There is no way of ensuring that you will never have to deal with a serious employee issue or face a tribunal claim.  There are, however, steps you can take...

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Apr 16

Raworths Launches New Style

The Harrogate firm Raworths, which can trace its origins in the town back to 1885, has undergone a major repositioning and rebrand following a two-year research and consultation process with...

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Apr 16

Property Dispute Delays Estate Administration

Disputes over strips of property are common, and a typical result is that the resolution of the dispute costs many times the value of the land in dispute. This can cause...

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