Monthly Archives: February 2011

Building Bridges

The dream of a new kitchen, bathroom, conservatory or extension can quickly turn into a nightmare if your builder is unreliable and you don’t get the results you expected.  Construction disputes arise where customers experience problems with their builder and … Continue reading

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New Advertising Standards Authority Rules for Business Website Content

From 1st March 2011 all marketing communications on businesses’ own websites and in other non-paid-for web spaces under their control (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) will have to comply with the Non-broadcast Advertising, Sales Promotion and Direct Marketing rules as set … Continue reading

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Non-domestic property and business rates

Non-domestic empty properties in England have to pay business rates when the property rateable value is above a certain level and the property has been empty for more than 3 months.  This level is due to change on 1st April … Continue reading

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HMRC to challenge Creditor Rules in Football on 15th February 2011

Did you see the article in the Independent on Sunday yesterday on this subject?  It’s certainly worth a read if not.  In short, as matters stand at the moment when a football club is declared insolvent the players, manager and … Continue reading

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Family Mediation – the way forward?

Following the Family Justice Review, from the 1st April 2011 it will be necessary for anyone wishing to pursue an application to the Court in Family Law proceedings (unless certain exceptions apply) to attend a Mediation Assessment to consider whether … Continue reading

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You Cannot Take It With You (4)

The fourth episode in this series on Fridays on BBC2 at 9pm looked at the issue of guardianship for children. In our experience, orphaned children are fortunately very rare but the programme emphasised the need to address difficult decisions.  One … Continue reading

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New rights for unmarried couples to be introduced soon?

At the moment unmarried couples are offered little protection in family law and often have to resort to the principles of property and trust law instead to attempt to achieve a fair outcome.  The biggest asset that will be owned … Continue reading

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