Monthly Archives: August 2012

Will Overturned After Challenge by Relatives

Will Overturned After Challenge by Relatives A now retired solicitor who ‘assisted’ his two elderly aunts to change their wills, making him the principal beneficiary of both, has seen the court overturn them and reinstate earlier wills made by the … Continue reading

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Failure to Pay Deposit is Breach of Contract

Failure to Pay Deposit is Breach of Contract When a property purchase does not proceed to completion, a dispute over the deposit is not uncommon. Recently, a case reached court over whether a purchaser’s failure to pay the deposit by … Continue reading

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MORTGAGE LENDER’S INTEREST SUPERIOR TO THAT OF OCCUPIER.

Mortgage Lender’s Interest Superior to That of Occupier If you are having difficulty paying your mortgage, you may be tempted to consider a sale and rent back (SRB) agreement. Under an SRB, the property is bought by a new owner, … Continue reading

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CONSUMER INSURANCE REFORM ON THE WAY

Consumer Insurance Reform on the Way Insurers do not always pay claims promptly and without question. Indeed, the courts deal on a regular basis with disputes between claimants who have made a claim under their insurance policies and insurers that … Continue reading

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ARE YOU SELF-EMPLOYED?? REVISED GUIDANCE FOR SERVICE COMPANIES.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published new guidance intended to help personal service companies determine their correct employment status. HMRC will take a risk-based approach to consider how likely it is that they need to check whether IR35 applies … Continue reading

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Let the judges blog

Originally posted on UK Human Rights Blog:
The legal blogosphere has been aflame this week with the news, first published on a magistrate’s blog, that the Senior Presiding Judge has sent new guidance to judges banning them from blogging in…

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