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    Making a Will? You Are Obliged to Remember Your Financial Dependants

    When making your will, it is vital to bear in mind the responsibilities you owe to those who depend on you financially. In a case on point, the High Court came to the aid of a 12-year-old boy whose aunt treated him as if he were her own child throughout...

    Restaurant That Suppressed Cash Sales Hit With Tax and Penalty Demands

    Those involved in the hospitality or retail trade who suppress their cash takings with a view to avoiding tax must live in fear that the next person to walk through the door will be a tax inspector. As a case concerning a takeaway restaurant showed , such...

    Trading Via a Company - Fitness Coach Faces COVID-19 Grants Clawback

    Conducting your trade through the medium of a limited company can bring tax and other benefits. However, as a case concerning the clawback of COVID-19 support grants paid to a fitness coach showed , it can also have disadvantages, not all of which can be...

    Former Tenant of Historic Hotel Ordered to Pay Six-Figure Dilapidation Costs

    Tenants of commercial premises are often subject to rigorous repair obligations and are required to hand them back at the end of their leases in a similar condition to that in which they found them. In one High Court case, a hotel operator who failed to...

    Want a Loved One to Succeed to Your Council Tenancy? See a Lawyer Today

    If you are a council tenant and are anxious to ensure that a loved one succeeds to your tenancy after your death, you should seek legal advice straight away. A High Court case powerfully illustrated the potentially dire consequences of failing to do so. The...

    COVID-19 - No Binding Contract for Supply of Millions of Surgical Face Masks

    As demand for personal protective equipment exploded at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the business community leapt to the pumps. However, in the context of knife-edge negotiations for the supply of millions of surgical face masks, the High Court has...

    Divorce - There Can Be a High Price for Failing to Negotiate Responsibly

    Divorcees who are unwilling to give ground and negotiate responsibly with a view to achieving a financial settlement with their ex-spouses are highly likely to pay a stiff price for their lack of flexibility. The High Court emphasised the point in a...

    Sandwich Shop Worker Wins Workplace Harassment Claim

    Harassment in the workplace can descend into downright cruelty and employers who fail to stamp out such behaviour can expect to pay a heavy reputational and financial price. In a case on point, a sandwich shop worker who endured her line manager's wounding...

    Considering Making a Home-Made Will? Read This and Think Again

    The trouble with wills that have not been professionally drafted is that they very often signally fail either to accurately reflect the testator's wishes or to achieve fairness. That was certainly so in the case of a man who, by his home-made will, all but...

    Determined Developer Overcomes Agricultural Use Restriction

    Much of England's green and pleasant land is protected against all but agricultural forms of development. However, as one case showed, the relentless pressure to build more new homes means that such restrictions may not be written in stone. The case...
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