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HMRC publish guidance on company liquidations and “phoenixism”

July 12 2017 HMRC has published guidance on its views on the recent changes to the tax rules in relation to company windings up. The Finance Act 2016 introduced a…

GDPR guidelines released, how not to update marketing databases, and a record ICO fine

May 16 2017 Welcome to our quarterly Data and Privacy eBulletin in which we reflect on some of the key developments since February 2017…

Google will stop scanning emails to tailor ads

June 28 2017 In a welcome development for privacy and data protection rights, Google has announced that it will no longer use or scan the contents of personal…

High Court changes the law on litigation privilege

May 10 2017 A new judgment, handed down by the High Court earlier this week, has significantly changed the law on litigation privilege. In both civil and criminal…

High Court refuses to give newspaper access to trial witness statements

July 13 2017 At a recent interim hearing in the high profile case between Jeffrey Blue and Mike Ashley, who runs the Sports Direct chain, the High Court refused to…

Proposed change to Wills for first time in over a century

July 31 2017 The Law Commission has published a consultation on the law relating to Wills in response to changes in technology and society for the first time since…

Don’t forget to send out Client Notification letters

July 27 2017 With summer holidays fast approaching, it’s important not to forget the HMRC Client Notification Requirement deadline of 31 August 2017. The Client…

Advertising eBulletin: Gender stereotyping report published

July 26 2017 Adverts depicting mothers being left to clean up a family mess alone or hapless men failing to perform household tasks are soon to be confined to the…

Landmark decision from the Supreme Court puts an immediate stop to tribunal charging fees

July 26 2017 In what is being described as one of the biggest decisions in the history of employment law, on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court has ruled in favour…

Supreme Court refuses appeal to anonymise criminal suspect named in open court

July 24 2017 The Supreme Court’s much-anticipated judgment in Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v Times Newspapers Limited [2017] UKSC 49 places great emphasis on the…