Judges are keen to support insolvency practitioners in their quest to recover funds for the benefit of creditors, and a ground-breaking High Court ruling will no doubt be greeted as a welcome extension of their reach beyond the borders of the UK. The case concerned
Contractual obligations have to be met, but what happens if compliance with them would result in a risk of United States trade sanctions being imposed? The High Court addressed that burning issue in a guideline case. Pursuant to a facility agreement, a British Virgin Islands-registered
What is a mother? The High Court confronted that fundamental question in the case of a trans man who was born female, in the biological sense, but who achieved full legal recognition of his masculine gender before becoming pregnant and giving birth to a child.
Employees who want to improve their work-life balance have a legal right to request flexibility in their working hours, and their bosses are obliged to respond reasonably. In a case on point, a seamstress was awarded compensation after her employer refused to give her Fridays
The Government is in long-running default of its obligation to meet EU air quality targets – but to what extent should that unfortunate fact be taken into account by planners? The Court of Appeal considered that issue in a guideline decision. A developer wished to build
Trusts that are intended, but fail, to yield tax advantages are fiendishly difficult to untangle once created – but it can be done with the right legal advice. A businessman who transferred ownership of his home and classic car collection to offshore trusts in the forlorn
The pressure on financial traders means that deals are often struck during telephone calls that last minutes or even seconds, creating an obvious risk of costly misunderstandings, as was shown by a recent High Court case concerning the sale of debt instruments worth millions at
The powerful public interest in rigorous judicial enforcement of commercial arbitration decisions was, in a High Court case, sufficient to outweigh a foreign government’s plea that an award against it of almost $6.6 billion was hugely inflated and penal. The case concerned a gas supply
Making a will is a private matter and you are entitled to play your cards close to your chest. However, as a decision of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) showed, resorting to subterfuge or undue secrecy can sow the seeds of legal dispute after you are gone.
Is a professional cricket ground a business? Or is it merely land with income streams attached? The First-tier Tribunal’s (FTT’s) answer to those questions in a guideline case relieved the former owner of one such facility from a crushing Capital Gains Tax (CGT) bill. The