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When an accountant failed to file a client's year-end PAYE return, the first inkling the director of the company involved had of it was many months later – when the company received a telephone call from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) debt collectors...
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Many thousands of drivers who have been subject to a parking charge of 100 times or more the normal hourly rate will be displeased to read that a plucky appeal against a massive 'charge' for overstaying in a free car park has failed. The motorist...
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A surprising decision by the Court of Appeal to award a daughter who had been deliberately excluded from her mother's will a substantial settlement from her estate will be unwelcome news to anyone keen to disinherit a family member in similar...
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Failing to meet the timetable imposed on court proceedings is very unwise, as a property owner has found out to his considerable cost . He was involved in a long-running dispute with a builder over the value of work undertaken by a subcontractor with...
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A kindly builder, who was rewarded with a £470,000 inheritance after befriending a pensioner and mending his leaking gutters for free, can keep the money after a judge dismissed a challenge to the deceased's will brought by his family. The pensioner...
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Merely making contributions to the family finances has, yet again, been ruled by the Court of Appeal to be insufficient ground to make a declaration that a long-term cohabitee is entitled to a share in the family house. The case arose after a couple, Mr...
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Under the EU Denied Boarding Regulations, an aircraft passenger who is denied boarding when they have a valid ticket, or experiences a cancellation or significant delay, may claim compensation, except where the delay or cancellation was caused by...
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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have traditionally taken a very tough approach regarding time limits, and many cases arising out of HMRC's failure to accept what the taxpayer claimed was a 'reasonable excuse' for failing to lodge a return or tax election or to...
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Although she had separated from her husband more than 20 years previously, a woman who died of a brain tumour in 2010 had not yet completed the settlement of the financial side of her divorce when she died. Since the separation, she had taken up with a man...
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The welfare of children is always the principal concern of the court in care proceedings and the rights of their parents are of much lesser importance. In one case, a judge opened the way for adoption of a seriously ill baby boy after ruling that his...