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Small Business Owners – Your Duty to Pay Tax Can’t be Delegated!

Registered proprietors of businesses bear personal responsibility for ensuring that all tax is paid on time, even if their day-to-day management is delegated to others. That principle was applied in one case in which the owner of a florist’s shop put complete trust in his then girlfriend to keep its tax affairs in order. The man, whose principal occupation was...

Transgender Pension Dispute Referred to European Court of Justice

A woman who chose to remain married to her wife following gender reassignment surgery will have her plea that UK pension rules discriminate against those in her position considered by European Court of Justice (CJEU) after her arguments left the Supreme Court divided. The woman, who was registered as a boy at birth, underwent the operation in 1995. However, she...

Living Together? Be Smart and Get Property Advice from a Lawyer!

Personal relationships do not always end happily and, when it comes to property, it is vital to make an appointment with a solicitor so that you know where you stand legally. In one case in which that sadly did not happen, a man ended up embroiled in a dispute with his ex-partner which cost him £230,000. The couple had lived together in a £1.1 million house...

Sponsoring Workers From Outside the EU? The Rules Are Tight!

Many companies rely heavily on specialised overseas workers from outside the EU and are permitted to sponsor their entry into Britain. However, the exercise of that privilege is subject to strict safeguards, as one IT company discovered to its cost. The company employed about 600 people in India and about 50 in the UK. It held a sponsorship licence but was...

High Court Considers Fallout from $1 Billion Russian Bank Collapse

The civil courts in London are favoured by litigants from around the world and, in a case which underlined their international repute, the High Court’s assistance was called upon to recover funds allegedly defrauded in a $1 billion Russian banking scandal. A private bank was alleged to have been run effectively as a Ponzi scheme by its directors and principal...