Monthly Archives: June 2013

Are you clued up on Annual Property Tax for companies?

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Annual Residential Property Tax The Lib Dem’s proposed ‘Mansion Tax’ has slowly died a death in the news and is no longer being talked about. However, Annual Residential Property Tax (‘ARPT’), which received far less coverage, was implemented quietly on … Continue reading

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Game, set and match… to an unexpected beneficiary

With Wimbledon now under way, many people will be looking to start playing tennis again at their local club. In many cases this may be a small club around the corner with a church related name, but does anyone know … Continue reading

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Pull The Other One

Historically, companies have often entered into liquidation far too quickly without considering the alternative methods available. One alternative to liquidation available to corporate entities is to propose a Company Voluntary Arrangement (“CVA”) to its creditors. A CVA is a written … Continue reading

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Hard cases and bad law: Insolvency and employment debts

“This is one of those unfortunate cases…in which, it is, no doubt, a hardship upon the plaintiff to be without a remedy but by that consideration we ought not to be influenced.  Hard cases, it has frequently been observed, are … Continue reading

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More changes to the personal injury claims process considered

Insurers have complained for years that the personal injury claims system, in particular for Road Traffic Accidents, has spiralled out of control and that everyone in the country is paying over the odds for their insurance policies. Despite the claims … Continue reading

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Petrodel – A closed road and a broken down car to evading divorce settlements?

In October 2012 the Court of Appeal gave its decision in the Petrodel Resources v Prest  case. The companies had successfully appealed an earlier decision when the Wife was awarded £17.5 million upon her divorce. Moylan J had initially decided … Continue reading

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The Mobile Homes Act 2013

The Mobile Homes Act 2013 (“the Act”), one of the biggest changes to legislation in the sector for a considerable period of time, started to bite on 26 May 2013. The Act amends various pieces of legislation which have governed … Continue reading

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Employment Tribunal Fees: A brave new world?

HM Courts and Tribunal Services (‘HMCTS’)  has finally announced that the much anticipated introduction of fees into the Employment Tribunal system will take effect from Monday 29 July 2013.  From this date, any claim presented to the Employment Tribunal will … Continue reading

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Selling and Gifting a Mobile Home: What you need to know

The Mobile Homes (Selling and Gifting) (England) Regulations 2013 came into force on 26 May 2013 (‘the Regulations’). The Regulations detail how a park site owner should deal with an occupier that wishes to sell or gift their mobile home. … Continue reading

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Office of Fair Trading to stamp down on “quick sale” companies

Recent years have seen a growing trend in quick housing sale companies who offer to buy houses within a matter of days, at a substantial discount to the full market value. The Office of Fair Trading (“OFT”) is warning consumers … Continue reading

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