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    Coach Driver Who 'Called it a Day' Did Not Resign, ET Rules

    Disputes as to whether an employee has voluntarily resigned or been dismissed are commonplace and often raise difficult factual issues. That was certainly so in a case concerning an airport coach driver who, on leaving the office the day after the first...

    Non-UK Residency - Tribunal Relieves Taxpayer of £3 Million Tax Demand

    Claims to non-UK residency for tax purposes are a political and fiscal hot potato and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are, to say the least, reluctant to accept them. In an exceptional case, however, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) backed a hard-pressed...

    Suffered Prejudice as a Minority Shareholder? Consult a Solicitor

    Minority shareholders may have little say over a company's day-to-day management but they are entitled not to be subjected to unfair prejudice by the majority. The High Court made that point in the context of a family company that became the focus of a...

    Saving a Few Pounds on a Home-Made Will May Come at a Frightful Cost

    There will always be some people who believe that making your own will represents a sensible economy. However, as a High Court ruling strikingly showed , saving the modest expense of having your will professionally drafted may come at a frightful emotional...

    EIS Tax Relief - Small Film Company Wins the Day

    Those who put their money into nascent businesses can in certain circumstances claim tax credit under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). However, as one case showed, in order to qualify for such relief, investors must place their capital at genuine risk...

    Defamation - Anonymous Bloggers Are Not Beyond the Reach of the Law

    Vindictive bloggers who hide behind a cloak of anonymity may feel that they can use the internet to subject innocent people to abuse with complete impunity. However, in coming to the aid of an academic falsely accused of being a sexual predator, the High...

    Upward Extension of Residential Blocks - Guideline High Court Ruling

    Advances in building techniques have made it possible to build additional storeys on many blocks of flats. Such developments may not be popular with existing residents but, as a High Court case showed, the pressure on housing stocks is such that planning...

    Restrictive Covenant Derails Village Housing Development

    Freehold owners of land generally believe that, subject to planning permission, they can develop their properties in whatever way they wish. However, as a High Court ruling strikingly showed, that is by no means always the case. Two men wished to build...

    Employment - Improper Behaviour in Pre-Termination Negotiations

    Evidence concerning negotiations that take place prior to termination of employment are generally inadmissible in Employment Tribunal (ET) proceedings. However, as a guideline decision showed, that rule can be disapplied where such negotiations are marred by...

    Fathers Should Pay Towards Their Children's Upbringing - But How Much?

    It is obviously right that fathers should pick up a fair share of the tab for raising their offspring, but exactly how deep into their pockets should they be made to dig? The High Court tackled that issue in considering whether a wealthy father should be...
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