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Is the Online Property Sales Market as Competitive As It Should Be?

Heavy investment in Internet-based businesses has resulted in the establishment of powerful trading positions in many fields of endeavour. However, in one important test case, the impact of such developments on competition in the online property sales market will be analysed by a specialist tribunal. A mutual limited company, whose membership was made up of...

Suffering Noise Nuisance? The Law Can Give You Peace!

Homeowners have a right to live in reasonable peace and the courts have all the powers required to ensure that their tranquillity is respected. In one case that proved the point, the High Court took urgent steps to end the nuisance of illegal high-performance vehicle racing close to a suburban housing estate. Straight roads in the area had become a venue for...

Health and Safety Fines Must Match Ability to Pay

Employers whose breaches of health and safety rules result in injury to workers are hit hard in the pocket – but, as with individuals, penalties levied are tailored to the seriousness of offences and ability to pay. In one case, a £1.8 million fine imposed on a port operator was reduced to £500,000 by the Court of Appeal. The company was prosecuted following...

Partners Subject to Forfeiture Principle – Landmark High Court Ruling

It is established law that agents who breach their duties can be deprived of their remuneration. However, following a landmark High Court ruling, that forfeiture principle has been extended to profit shares paid to equity partners and members of limited liability partnerships (LLPs). Following an investment manager’s retirement from the highly successful...

Inheritance Tax Charity Exemption Does Not Extend to Overseas Trusts

In a decision of importance to charities and to any British citizen who is domiciled abroad, but who has assets in the UK, the Court of Appeal has ruled that £600,000 in Inheritance Tax (IHT) was properly charged on a woman’s bequest of over £1.8 million for the benefit of elderly Jersey residents. The woman was domiciled in Jersey and, at the date of her...