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20 Sep 2018

Uniforms and other articles of clothing worn by self-employed people wholly and exclusively for the purposes of their work are tax deductible. In an important decision, the First-tier...

20 Sep 2018

An absence of assets to satisfy a judgment debt is not, by itself, a good reason for refusing to grant judgment in the first place. The High Court made that point in coming to the aid of the...

20 Sep 2018

Staff who are shifted between one employer and another have a right to work under the same terms and conditions as before – but what happens if such provisions become obsolete? A tribunal...

19 Sep 2018

Local authorities have a duty to look after the interests of vulnerable people and that can sometimes mean protecting them against members of their own families. In a case on point, a son who...

18 Sep 2018

The widespread belief that an Englishman’s home is his castle can all too easily lead the unwary into breaching planning rules. That was certainly so in a case concerning a householder who...

18 Sep 2018

The Buildmark scheme, whereby the quality of new homes is underwritten by the National House Building Council (NHBC), provides peace of mind to thousands of householders. However, as a High Court...

17 Sep 2018

Under the law as it stands, employers are not required to give paid leave to grieving parents. Section 57A(1) of the ...

14 Sep 2018

Those who set out to deceive family judges in divorce proceedings rarely succeed and usually end up being hit hard in the pocket for their pains. A successful buy-to-let property entrepreneur...

12 Sep 2018

Judges frequently have to tread the tricky dividing line between interpreting contracts and illegitimately re-writing them so as to conform to subjective views as to what does and does not makes...

11 Sep 2018

A recent tax case will interest people who are DIY home builders. It involved a couple who started building a home in 2004 and completed it in 2007. During the construction of the property they...

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