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It is not uncommon for elderly drivers to be required to undertake driving competence tests after they have been involved in an accident which is deemed to be their fault. In an important boost for pensioners keen to maintain their motorised independence...
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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have long been aware that business owners sometimes try to claim tax relief as a business expense on what are essentially items of private expenditure. Recently, it has been reported that owners of horseboxes are being targeted...
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The Government has announced that copies of wills and grants of probate can be obtained online or by post. Each record of probate will cost £10. It is intended that new grants of probate will be available online within 14 days of issue and postal...
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If you are facing misery at the hands of builders working close by, a recent case shows that you are not powerless and that the law can protect householders plagued by building works on neighbouring properties. The case concerned a homeowner who was...
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A 'spiteful and wicked' husband, who branded his wife a psychopath in the midst of their £5.6 million divorce, has been hit hard in the pocket after a judge condemned him as a man who 'stops at nothing' to get what he wants . The man claimed that his...
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Bankruptcy is a stressful event for the bankrupt, particularly when the trustee in bankruptcy decides to seek a contribution to the creditors from pension policies that have not yet vested, as happened in a recent case . The trustee in bankruptcy claimed...
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Reaching a settlement with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in a tax dispute will normally lead to a letter of offer being agreed with them and signed by the taxpayer(s). A recent case before the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) confirms the finality of such...
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Unpaid care home fees present a significant problem to care home owners across the country. A recent case dealt with a situation where fees were unpaid after the death of a man who had been receiving residential care. The owner of the care home claimed...
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What happens to a tenancy when the tenant dies or a tenant couple split up has led to many legal cases over the years. A recent case dealt with a situation in which one of the tenants of a house wished to end the tenancy after splitting up with her...
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Big money divorce cases get into the news for a whole variety of reasons, but an allegation of sex discrimination is seldom one of them. However, this was one of the issues raised in a divorce case involving a high-flying wife who sacrificed her career to...