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Two leading investment banks have achieved tax savings of almost £100 million after the Court of Appeal accepted that schemes designed to avoid payment of Income Tax (IT) and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) on employee bonuses lawfully...
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A recent decision of the Supreme Court will come as a relief to anyone concerned that they may be left with an adverse credit rating if they terminate a credit agreement because of a breach of contract by the supplier of goods. The case appeared...
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When a tenant failed to include precisely the right wording for exercising its right to break its lease, the court ruled that use of the exact words specified was not necessary and therefore disallowed the landlord's claim that the break notice was invalid. ...
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The Court of Appeal has handed down a judgment which should warn those engaged in legal disputes that the 'loser pays costs' rule in litigation is not a hard and fast one and that if the winner unreasonably refuses to mediate, they may end up carrying...
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A farming company in Cheshire has been fined £50,000 after a 30-year-old worker suffered fatal injuries when a 1.5 tonne concrete panel fell on him. Sean Bennett was helping to construct a new cowshed at Yew Tree Farm in Stanthorne when the accident...
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When the state becomes involved in paying for care, there are often complications, as a recent case illustrates. It involved a mentally ill man who had spent almost half his life detained in psychiatric hospitals. He subsequently became the focus of a row...
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Trade marks are a fairly difficult area in law and challenges to the registration (or, if registration is granted, the validity) of trade marks are common. Words and/or logos can be trade marks, but to be acceptable for registration a trade mark must be...
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A woman who sold her mother's house in order to buy her a more suitable home has been left with a large legal costs bill as a result of her action. Her mother is incapacitated by dementia and unable to look after her own affairs. The resulting court case ...
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A motoring enthusiast whose dream of owning an extremely rare Bristol car became a nightmare of escalating costs and contractual wrangling has been awarded more than £120,000 in damages by the High Court . The man had wanted a Bristol 405D drop head...
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In a classic case of 'following the money', determined liquidators have succeeded in tracing £500,000 which was paid out of a company's bank account shortly before it became insolvent, owing more than £1.4 million to the tax authorities. The...