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Can you be sued on free advice?

United Kingdom - December 5 2017 We are all asked, from time to time, to offer quick free advice for family, friends, acquaintances and sometimes even clients but what if that advice

The Budget’s hidden real estate tax

United Kingdom - December 1 2017 The media coverage of the Budget has focused on the stamp duty exemption for first time buyers but away from the headlines, the announcement that will

To be or not to be (discharged)?A cautionary tale

United Kingdom - November 30 2017 Mr & Mrs Barter, the owners of Ivy house (a substantial Victorian property) obtained planning permission to divide the existing building into flats

What happens when a sole director-shareholder of a company dies?

United Kingdom - November 29 2017 Acting as a sole director-shareholder has its benefits and its risks, one so being succession planning. If a sole director-shareholder dies it can

Terms of business - when can you and can’t you use them?

United Kingdom - November 29 2017 Under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA), when a party to a business to business contract deals on its “written standard terms of business”

No cutting corners for Uber in leapfrogging rejection

United Kingdom - December 11 2017 As promised, we bring you an update on the Uber litigation. The last update outlined the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal which agreed with

Surveillance and privacy - where is the line?

United Kingdom - December 11 2017 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that the line is crossed where surveillance monitors a space where people are able to create a

DC bulk transfer deadline day

United Kingdom - December 6 2017 The Government’s consultation on the draft regulations (the Regulations) to make changes to DC to DC bulk transfers without member consent has now

10 reduction in PPF levies expected with new rules

United Kingdom - December 6 2017 Following its March consultation on the PPF levy framework, as part of its policy statement on the third levy triennium, the PPF has published draft

Can you be sued on free advice?

United Kingdom - December 5 2017 We are all asked, from time to time, to offer quick free advice for family, friends, acquaintances and sometimes even clients but what if that advice