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Liquidators reclaim money director wrongly paid to himself

The director of an insolvent company has been ordered to return money he paid to himself at a time when he knew the business was struggling and likely to fail. The director of an insolvent company has been ordered to return money he paid to himself at a time when he knew the business was struggli....

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Storage firm fails to prove breach of contract

A firm providing storage and distribution services has failed to prove that a commercial client was in breach of contract by not granting it exclusive rights as discussed during negotiations. A firm providing storage and distribution services has failed to prove that a commercial client was in br....

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New guide on Right to Buy scheme for council tenants

The Leasehold Advisory Service has provided a detailed guide for council tenants who would like to buy their home. The Leasehold Advisory Service has provided a detailed guide for council tenants who would like to buy their home. It follows the Government decision to increase the maximum disco....

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Insurers win dispute with union over commission payments

An insurance company has won a legal dispute with a trade union over commission payments on the sale of its services to new customers. The case involved Unite the Union and Liverpool Victoria Banking Services. They had an agreement whereby Unite allowed Victoria access to its members in order to ....

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Supreme Court to rule on controversial divorce case.

The Supreme Court is to hear the controversial divorce case involving the oil tycoon Michael Prest and his former wife. The Supreme Court is to hear the controversial divorce case involving the oil tycoon Michael Prest and his former wife. The Court of Appeal shocked many lawyers and legal com....

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New guidelines to tackle late payment problem

The problems small firms face with late payments from larger businesses is being tackled in a new set of guidelines put forward by the government. Hundreds of large firms have signed the Prompt Payment Code but many of them don’t always meet the standards required. Overdue invoices have been....

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Views sought on changes to Inheritance Tax regulations

The Government is seeking views on its plans to alter some Inheritance Tax (IHT) regulations in April. The Government is seeking views on its plans to alter some Inheritance Tax (IHT) regulations in April. The changes will increase the IHT-exempt amount that a person living in the UK can trans....

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Thousands reserve a home using Help to Buy scheme

Four thousand people reserved a home through the Help to Buy scheme in the two months since it came into effect in April. Four thousand people reserved a home through the Help to Buy scheme in the two months since it came into effect in April. The Home Builders Federation is delighted with the....

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Cleaning company granted injunction to protect its business

A cleaning company has been granted an interim injunction preventing former franchisees from competing with it until disputed issues can be dealt with in court. The company made the move to block two franchisees from competing for the same business in Bishop’s Stortford in Hertfordshire. The....

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Mother of sex offender compensated for unfair dismissal

A teaching assistant who was sacked because she wanted to remain in contact with her sex offender son has been awarded £28,000 in compensation for unfair dismissal. A teaching assistant who was sacked because she wanted to remain in contact with her sex offender son has been awarded £28,000 in ....

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Charitable giving in a will

Giving a gift in your will to a charity is a popular way to give away a share of your estate to causes which you care about. To some charities legacies are almost essential for their survival. Charitable giving in a will Giving a gift in your will to a charity is a popular way to give away a s....

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Delighting clients yet again

A delighted client of our Medical Negligence team has sent a large bouquet of flowers to Sarah Wealleans, a rising star, in the team. Her client was pleased not only because of the result but the way in which Sarah handled the case. ....

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