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Archive for November, 2016

Nov 16

All work and no play…. leaves employers liable!

“Have a break! Have a k****t”! You can fill in the rest. But, as a recent case goes to show, it’s not only the manufacturer of our favourite two-fingered chocolate...

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Nov 16

Claims for Injury in Packed Bus Accident Rejected

When two football supporters travelling in a bus packed with fans made personal injury claims after the vehicle was involved in a collision, the result was a bill for them...

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Nov 16

Need to Ensure Will Understood Emphasised in Court Ruling

There are a number of criteria which must apply in order for a will to be valid and one of the most important is that the person making the will...

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Nov 16

Court Stresses Need for Facts in Child Residence Dispute

Divorces with an international dimension are often complex and, where the question arises as to which parent will look after children and in which country, the courts are often involved. When...

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Nov 16

Right to Daylight Confirmed by High Court

The law relating to the right to daylight is more complicated than one would think, bearing in mind that there is, in principle, a general right to light. Perhaps surprisingly to...

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Nov 16

Tax Avoidance Schemes – Take Care

Entering into tax avoidance schemes is not for the faint-hearted and, once embarked upon, they can be very difficult to leave. In one case, participants in two such schemes failed...

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Nov 16

Bankruptcy Trustees Overcome Block on House Sale Due to Disability

When the father of a disabled girl was made bankrupt, largely through a series of events outside his control, his trustees in bankruptcy sought a court order for the sale...

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Nov 16

Everyone Makes Mistakes

When a businessman died, he left his substantial and complex business affairs in the hands of his executors – his brother, his widow and his accountant. As his business had...

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Nov 16

Insolvency No Bar to Liability for Support Payments

A recent decision of the High Court will come as a comfort to those whose ex-spouses have fallen into arrears with their child maintenance payments. It involved a man who was...

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Nov 16

Wind farms – what you should know

Wind farms are like marmite. You either love them or hate them. Some see the turbines as giant majestic creatures whilst others see them as visually and audibly objectionable, to...

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Nov 16

Park Bench Agreement Leads to Legal Battle

The Court of Appeal has taken the unusual step of concluding that a verbal agreement reached by a couple on a park bench should determine the outcome of a dispute...

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Nov 16

When is a Loss Not a Loss?

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is a complex tax, but the guiding principle is straightforward. It taxes gains on the disposal of non-trading assets. For a person, profits on trading transactions...

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Nov 16

Are Your Elderly Relatives Safe Against Fraudsters?

Elderly people are often vulnerable to fraudsters and that is why it is essential to ensure that they have access to proper legal advice. In one case that proves the...

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