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Guidance from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure and the UK's National Technical Authority for Information Assurance highlights some of the aspects organisations must consider when adopting a 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) approach,...
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Readers who live apart from their spouses or civil partners, but who have not formally dissolved their relationships, are warned that following changes to inheritance law brought into effect in October 2014 by the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Act 2014 ,...
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Residential landlords will be aware of their legal responsibility under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 to have annual safety inspections carried out on the gas appliances in the properties they let. The inspections cover the...
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In a decision which will give some comfort to many hard-pressed businesses , a tax tribunal has ruled that a small company's unexpected cash-flow problems provided a 'reasonable excuse' for its late payment of its PAYE liabilities. The commercial...
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A litigant who was in the grip of a psychotic episode when he turned up an hour late to an Employment Tribunal (ET) hearing – only to discover that his claim had been struck out in his absence – has been given fresh hope of compensation ( U v...
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The public interest in open justice has trumped individual privacy rights in a case in which lawyers sought to protect child beneficiaries of a very substantial family trust from the glare of publicity – which it was feared would undermine their...
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The importance of considering the fine details of proposed arrangements was sharply illustrated in a recent case in which the High Court accepted a claim by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that a gift to a charity did not qualify for exemption from...
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A recent claim for negligence against a firm of architects , which resulted in a five-day court hearing, has led to a couple rueing their decision to litigate a dispute. The couple wished to build a garage and workshop in the grounds of their property and...
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Just because a court ruling seems harsh does not mean that the judge making it was biased, as is illustrated by a decision by the Court of Appeal that a judge was wrong to disqualify himself from continuing to hear a highly contentious case after he was...
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The thought that friends or family members might be passing their later years in a care home which is unsafe is a disturbing one for anyone, so the recent announcement by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that a care home in Hertfordshire has been fined...