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Local Government briefing note 12012: Income generation and costs recovered from third parties for legal services

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2012

Local authorities often have the opportunity to recover costs from third parties or generate income by doing third party work

Waiver of privilege: deployment and cherry-picking

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 9 2012

A recent tribunal decision has given a reminder of when a waiver of privilege will (or will not) extend further than a party intends: Fisher v HMRC 2012 UKFTT 335

Deducting benefits falling outside the CRU recovery scheme

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 25 2009

The Compensation Recovery Unit will seek to recover benefits paid to claimants which are listed in Schedule 2 of the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997

Lawyers the privileged profession

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 14 2013

The case of Prudential Plc and Prudential (Gibraltar) Limited v Commissioner of Income Tax and Philip Pandolfo (HM Inspector of

Charitable legacies - a question of give and take

  • Howes Percival LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 29 2012

The 2011 budget announced that it was the Government’s intention, following the completion of a formal consultation on the issue later that year, to introduce from April 2012 a lower Inheritance Tax charge where a person dies leaving 10 or more of their estate to charity in their Will

Tax accountant advice does not attract solicitor client privilege in the UK

  • Thorsteinssons LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 21 2013

Subject to limited exceptions, communications involving legal advice between a lawyer and his or her client are privileged. As a result, a client can

Court of Appeal rule again on solicitors' scope of duty

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2012

Court of Appeal finds solicitors under no duty to advise on tax consequences arising from death of client when advice not sought

Limits on a professional’s liability to third parties

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 17 2012

Useful stuff in Arrowhead Capital Finance Ltd v KPMG LLP, 2012 EWHC 1801 (Comm

UK Supreme Court maintains status quo regarding the application

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2013

On 23 January 2013, the UK Supreme Court handed down a judgment which dismissed (by a majority of 5 to 2) the latest attempt to extend the application

Shareholders options treated as income by Court of Appeal on divorce

  • Wedlake Bell
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 18 2012

Until now, share option schemes have been regarded as capital assets to be divided between a couple on divorce or dissolution of civil partnership, particularly after a long relationship