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Widow awarded £705,000 after contracting same disease as husband

A widow has been awarded £705,000 compensation after developing terminal lung cancer as a result of washing her husband’s overalls. A widow has been awarded £705,000 compensation after developing terminal lung cancer as a result of washing her husband’s overalls. Monica Haxton’s hu....

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Delighting clients

A delighted client of our Harlow office kindly sent several bouquets of flowers to our residential property team. We had assisted with the purchase of a number of properties at auction and he was extremely happy with the service. ....

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Allegedly ‘lived by the gun’ – Lawfully ‘died by the gun’

Mark Duggan was a 29-year-old man hailing from Tottenham, North London. He was shot dead by armed police in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, at 18:15 BST on 4 August 2011. Mark Duggan was a 29-year-old man hailing from Tottenham, North London.   He was shot dead by armed police in Ferry Lane, Tottenham, ....

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Engineer awarded £19,000 for hearing loss caused at work

A 62-year-old engineer who suffered hearing loss after being exposed to excessive noise at work has been awarded £19,372 compensation. A 62-year-old engineer who suffered hearing loss after being exposed to excessive noise at work has been awarded £19,372 compensation. The county court heard....

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Is Popcorn dangerous?

No this is not a trick question. "Popcorn Lung" more correctly known as "bronchiolitis obliterans", is a rare and irreversible illness that can affect people who inhale large amounts of the chemical Diacetyl, which is a volatile, colourless liquid with an intensely buttery flavour. Diacetyl occu....

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Government to consider tougher action against late payers

The government is looking at ways to ensure that large businesses pay their suppliers on time. The government is looking at ways to ensure that large businesses pay their suppliers on time. The Prompt Payment Code (PPC) was set up in 2008 to encourage companies to pay invoices within the agree....

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Accountant must pay nearly £1m after giving negligent advice

An accountant must pay £943,000 damages to a client after giving him negligent advice about saving tax during the sale of a business. An accountant must pay £943,000 damages to a client after giving him negligent advice about saving tax during the sale of a business. The case involved ....

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Register will show who really owns and controls UK companies

The government is to press ahead with plans for greater business transparency by creating a public register of who really owns and controls UK companies. The government is to press ahead with plans for greater business transparency by creating a public register of who really owns and controls UK ....

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Director didn’t breach duties when pursuing personal gain

Directors have a legal duty to act in their company’s best interests. When their work as a director alerts them to a business opportunity that would benefit the company, they should not exploit that opportunity for personal gain and to the company’s detriment. Directors have a legal duty to ....

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Company fails to prevent competition from former employees

A pharmaceutical company has failed to prevent two former employees setting up their own firm and competing for business from one of its main customers, the NHS. A pharmaceutical company has failed to prevent two former employees setting up their own firm and competing for business from one of it....

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Banker who complained about pay wins unfair dismissal claim

A banker who was made redundant following complaints that he wasn’t being paid enough has won his claim of unfair dismissal. A banker who was made redundant following complaints that he wasn’t being paid enough has won his claim of unfair dismissal. Benjamin Price said that he had “signe....

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Inheritance tax payments to soar to £21billion as house prices rise

The amount families will have to pay in inheritance tax is set to increase by £3billion to £21billion over the next five years. The amount families will have to pay in inheritance tax is set to increase by £3billion to £21billion over the next five years. The rise is due to the revival of ....

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