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01 Apr 2019

For those who provide their services personally, there can be significant tax advantages in interposing a corporate vehicle between themselves and clients who would otherwise pay them directly....

01 Apr 2019

Where tenants persistently run up rent arrears over extended periods, proceedings can become prolonged and successive possession orders can run into one another. In a ruling of interest to...

29 Mar 2019

Minority shareholders may not have much control over companies that they partially own, but they are not without rights and have to be treated fairly. In a striking case on point, the High Court...

28 Mar 2019

One of the golden rules of litigation is that issues to be resolved must be established at the outset so that all sides understand the case they have to meet. That sadly did not happen in an...

27 Mar 2019

Making a valid will involves a free exercise of choice by someone who understands the effect of the bequests they are making. A judge emphasised those points in finding that a mother’s...

27 Mar 2019

Operating on an unwilling patient is an assault and a deprivation of liberty and that is why doctors are careful to obtain unambiguous consent – but what happens where a patient lacks the...

27 Mar 2019

Love can be fleeting and, when partners seal their bond by buying a home together, it is sadly no replacement for legal formality. The point was made by a case in which a woman had to rely on a...

26 Mar 2019

Judges dealing with insolvency cases have an array of tools available to them that can be used to ensure the best possible outcome for creditors. In one case, the High Court engaged its rarely...

25 Mar 2019

Media personalities frequently offer their services through corporate vehicles and the tax implications of them doing so have long been controversial. However, in one case, a TV entertainer's...

22 Mar 2019

Parents who transfer money to their children should always take legal advice if they wish to ensure that their generosity does not end up benefiting others. The point was strikingly made by the...

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