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Freight cargo customers seek remedies from the UK High Court

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 30 2008

A US-based law firm has initiated a representative action before the UK High Court against British Airways on behalf of indirect and direct purchasers of air cargo services that suffered losses as a result of the airline’s role in a price-fixing cartel

Advocate General rejects Heyday’s challenge

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 30 2008

On 23 September the Advocate General in the Heyday appeal said that having a mandatory retirement age is not of itself a breach of European law, but made it clear that any mandatory retirement age still has to be justified

Letters of intent and heads of terms binding or not binding?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • October 31 2008

Letters of intent (also known as heads of terms or memoranda of understanding) are commonly used in commercial transactions

Residence: more judicial guidance on residence

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 30 2008

It is the most supreme irony that the only reported case in recent years in which a taxpayer has succeeded in a claim to have become nonresident is the case of Grace v HMRC in which the taxpayer represented himself

Some relief for landlords

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 18 2008

Since the decision of the Court of Appeal in Scottish & Newcastle v Raguz 2007 EWCA Civ 150, in order to preserve the entitlement to recover “catch up” rent from any previous tenants in the case of a rent review likely to be determined more than six months after the review date, well advised landlords have had to jump through the hoop of serving a succession of notices on those previous tenants pursuant to section 17 of the Landlord & Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995

The Planning Bill receives Royal Assent

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 16 2008

The Planning Bill received its long-awaited Royal Assent on 26 November 2008

Tax penalties: the maximum penalty is imposed for failing to keep copies of tax returns

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 31 2008

The recent case of Wilson v HMRC SpC 724 is extremely brief, but rather alarming

Dividend waivers: a dividend waiver can represent a settlement

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • December 31 2008

The recent Special Commissioner's decision in Buck v HMRC SpC 716 examined whether a dividend waiver represented a settlement for the purposes of income tax

The Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008: a new era for sentencing?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 14 2009

The Health and Safety (Offences) Act 2008 (the Act) received Royal Assent on 16 October 2008, and is due to come into force this Friday, 16 January 2009

Betting rights hunting the snark

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 21 2009

Recently, tournament organisers and other sport-related entities have started to speak about “betting rights” as if a new form of legal property had dawned