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Startling Managerial Strife within NHS Trust Revealed

In a startling case which exposed bitter strife at managerial level within an NHS trust, a senior employee who was sworn at and threatened by a colleague has nevertheless failed to convince a judge that she was bullied and harassed into a mental breakdown. The woman, who was the trust’s Associate Director of Human Resources, claimed that she was persecuted...

Farmer’s Widow Who Lost Land to Bypass Due Big Payout

A farmer’s widow whose land was compulsorily purchased to make way for a bypass is in line for a substantial compensation payout after a tribunal ruled that the site had valuable planning potential as a landfill or land reclamation site. The woman’s husband had owned two parcels of land alongside a disused railway cutting which the couple had also farmed by...

HMRC Cracks Down On Alleged £7.7 Million VAT Fraud

An Internet trading company, which was placed in provisional liquidation after being accused of involvement in tax fraud on an enormous scale, has failed to convince the High Court that it was engaged in nothing more than honest business. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) claimed that the company owed more than £7.7 million in unpaid VAT in respect of three...

Disappointed Government Contract Bidder Cries Foul

A bitterly disappointed media planning company which failed to win a major central government contract is challenging the outcome of the tendering process – on the basis that the price quoted by the successful bidder could not possibly have been realistic. A government department had stated that the ‘most economically advantageous’ bid would be successful...

Selling a Business? Watch Out for Comebacks!

In a warning to entrepreneurs that there can sometimes be unpleasant comebacks following the sale of a business, the ex-boss of a car insurance company is facing a £2 million-plus High Court claim following discovery of an alleged mis-selling can of worms. The businessman had sold his 94 per cent shareholding in the company to a large player in the insurance...