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Nuclear Test Claims and the Limitation Act 1980

March 18, 2012

The Supreme Court has ruled in the case of Ministry of Defence v AB & Ors UKSC 9 that a group of servicemen who had claimed to have suffered ill-health as a result of exposure...

Wharton Vs Bancroft: Death-bed, Wills & Legal Costs

March 18, 2012

Summary: The recent court case of Wharton v Bancroft EWHC 3250 (Ch) emphasises the need to be wary when challenging a Will. Although contentious probate claims will often be emotionally charged, this case illustrates that it is...

Charitable Status Victory for Independent Schools

March 3, 2012

The Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph have reported that the Charity Commission has announced it will no longer assess the public benefit of Independent Schools. Following the judgment in the case of The Independent...

Contested Wills: Wharton Vs Bancroft

February 26, 2012

A High Court Judge has awarded costs on an indemnity basis against three adult daughters who contested their late father’s death-bed will because he believed that their case was so factually and legally weak. Indemnity...

HMRC Announces Appointment of New Tax Watchdog

February 20, 2012

HMRC has announced that it will be appointing a new tax watchdog to oversee large tax settlements made between HMRC and big businesses. The announcement follows criticism by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee that...

OFT Launches Review into Payday Lending

February 16, 2012

The Office of Fair Trading has launched launched an extensive review of the payday lending sector, in part prompted by concerns that some payday lenders may be taking advantage of people in financial difficulty. The...