Monthly Archives: January 2013

Cut losses or it will be Financial Fair Play for clubs

Already implemented across the continent by soccer’s European governing body UEFA, Financial Fair Play (FFP)  is designed to crack down on debt laden football clubs, with many teams across Europe this season being denied revenue, due to outstanding debts.  But … Continue reading

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It’s a Privilege – When is professional advice protected by privilege?

Amidst the recent controversy over the tax avoidance schemes of large profitable corporations, and the resulting scrutiny by tax inspectors, questions were raised as to whether advice given by an accountant could be protected by privilege in the same way … Continue reading

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Why are the divorce rates for the over 60’s increasing?

Findings have recently been published by the Office for National Statistics which show that divorce rates, particularly for the over 60’s are on the increase . The results show that during 2011, 8.0% of males divorcing and 5.0% of females … Continue reading

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Footballers: victims of press intrusion or just fair game?

With press intrusion into private lives a problem for many within football, what can players do to combat unreasonable behaviour by journalists and photographers? Following the shocking revelations surrounding the News of the World and the resulting Leveson Inquiry (that … Continue reading

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Curran -v- Collins – Judge Calls for Reform of Outdated Cohabitation Laws

Miss Curran was in a relationship with Mr Collins for 30 years and is now left penniless following a recent decision of the Courts. Pamela and Mr Collins had worked together in the family kennels and cattery business operated from … Continue reading

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So hungry you could eat a horse… UPDATE

You may remember our recent blog on the news that traces of horse DNA have found their way into frozen burgers. Mary Creagh, Shadow Environment Secretary, has claimed the possibility that the horse meat itself may have been contaminated by … Continue reading

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The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2013 – Off to a flying start.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, set to take place in and around the ancient city of York on Sunday 20th October, has already sold out with 5,500 places being filled in the first three days of its launch. Talks are in … Continue reading

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Your health in the Court’s hands

A recent controversial decision has been made by the Court of Protection, after deciding that it is in the best interests of the 61 year old lady to face life threatening surgery. The lady named K for the purposes of … Continue reading

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Claims portal expansion runs into problems

In April 2010, the Ministry of Justice introduced the RTA Portal, with the aim of making the motor claims process more efficient. The portal was developed as a modern, online method of handling motor claims of between £1,000 and £10,000, … Continue reading

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Crossed Wires

This week the European Court of Human Rights gave its ruling on a quartet of cases loosely bundled under the heading of religious rights (in this case, Christian rights, although the court decision sets a precedent for similar issues regarding … Continue reading

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