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Commercial leases normally contain a provision that if a tenant wishes to break the lease, they must remove all their property (chattels in legal parlance) from the let premises. Such provisions will often, but not always, require the removal of any...
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The requirements of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 are strict and any procedural error by fertility clinics can cause untold legal complications and misery. That was certainly so in one case in which a form-filling error led to a woman...
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Data published recently show that the new £100,000 additional 'private residence' exemption for Inheritance Tax (IHT), which is due to be introduced in April 2017 and will increase thereafter, could not come soon enough for many people. More than two...
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In G4S Cash Solutions (UK) Limited v Powell , the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether an employer's duty to make reasonable adjustments where a provision, criterion or practice places a disabled employee at a substantial disadvantage...
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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 of more than £12,000. The two men claimed that they had been injured when the...
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A company which deals in sports and entertainment products such as posters and stickers has pleaded guilty to breaching competition law by creating a cartel through collusion on pricing to ensure that it did not undercut the prices offered by an online...
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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have in recent years taken an ever more aggressive approach to the collection of underpaid taxes. A woman who for more than a year underdeclared the VAT payable by the building company of which she was a director has agreed to...
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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 fully understands its implications. A recent case concerned the will of a man who had a long history of...
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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 making these decisions, the courts will always put the child's...
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It is regrettably not unheard of for directors to flout their duties and help themselves to company money to which they are not entitled. However, one High Court case showed that professionally managed litigation can be a swift means of catching up with...