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When a loss is caused to one party by another, the party suffering the loss will often seek redress (damages) from the person or organisation that caused it. The process is relatively straightforward when one person or organisation is responsible for the...
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When Employment Tribunal (ET) fees were introduced in July 2013, the public service trade union Unison was quick to challenge the lawfulness of the new regime on the basis that it would make it 'virtually impossible, or excessively difficult' for many people...
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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 seek compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). A cyclist...
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According to figures collated by NFU Mutual, smaller farming businesses, whose workers invariably carry out a wide variety of tasks, often in poor weather conditions, are still prone to significant personal injury claims as a result of accidents involving...
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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 ex-wife, claiming £150,000 in libel damages after she bad-mouthed him on Facebook. The...
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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 a relatively minor matter (possible underdeclaration of car and fuel...
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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 a blow for the right of everyone to choose how their assets should be dealt with...
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Running an airline profitably is critically dependent on keeping planes in the air as much of the time as possible, so when an airline enters into a contract relating to its fleet, 'on-time' delivery is very important. Also key is the need to provide a...
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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 a relatively minor matter (possible underdeclaration of car and fuel...
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The Government has announced that it is to carry out a wide-ranging review of the Employment Tribunal (ET) fees system to determine whether its original objectives have been met. It will then make recommendations for any changes to the structure and level...