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High Court dismisses negligence claim as taxpayer did not stand up to tax authority!

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 23 2015

Law firm Baker & McKenzie LLP (the "Tax Advisers") have successfully defended a claim brought against them for losses arising out of negligent tax

Pensions news (UK) - March 2015

  • DLA Piper LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 17 2015

Whilst DB members will not be able to access the new flexibilities directly, they will be permitted (aside from members of unfunded public service

Taxpayer succeeds in his application for judicial review of HMRC's decision not to return overpaid income tax

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 16 2015

In R (on the application of Andrew Michael Higgs) v HMRC 2015 UKUT 0092 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal ("UT"), exercising its jurisdiction to consider

'Bedroom Tax' legal battle to go to Supreme Court in March 2016

  • Leigh Day
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 15 2015

Lawyers representing people with disabilities in the landmark legal battle against the Coalition Government’s controversial ‘Bedroom Tax’ have

Upper Tribunal imposes penalty in excess of £1 million on QC for failure to comply with information notices

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 8 2015

In HMRC v Romie Tager 2015 UKUT 0040 (TCC), the Upper Tribunal (Judge Colin Bishopp) ("UT"), has considered tax related penalties under Paragraph

A round-up of pensions developments: March 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 2 2015

The Chancellor’s Budget 2015, delivered on 18 March, was light on pensions. Here are the key measures announced by the Chancellor: Lifetime allowance

HMO licensing and local standards

  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 2 2015

In Clark v Manchester City Council 2015 UKUT 0129 (LC), David Smith of Anthomy Gold Solicitors acted for the Appellant. He was appealing a decision

Success for successor company in tax appeal

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 2 2015

In Leekes Limited v HMRC 2015 UKFTT 0093 (TC), the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) ("FTT") has held that a taxpayer that succeeded to a trade was

Tribunal confirms no penalty for implementing tax avoidance scheme

  • RPC
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 1 2015

In the recent case of Herefordshire Property Company Ltd v HMRC1, the First-tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber) (FTT) allowed the taxpayer's appeal against

Council's decision to reduce discretionary payments towards rent deemed unlawful

  • Leigh Day
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 1 2015

A Council's decision to reduce the housing benefit to an elderly disabled couple for living in a council house they considered ‘under occupied' has