VAT recoverable on shareholder employee tax avoidance scheme says tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 11th, 2019 in company directors, employment, news, shareholders, tax avoidance, taxation, tribunals, VAT by tracey

‘Advice on incentivising employees in a tax efficient manner has a direct and immediate link to the purposes of the business and so VAT input tax should be recoverable, even if the employees are directors and shareholders, the UK’s First-tier Tribunal (FTT) has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th December 2019

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Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by council over bid to include cost of supervising driver conduct in fees for taxi and PHV vehicle licences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 11th, 2019 in appeals, fees, judicial review, licensing, local government, news, professional conduct, taxis by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed a council’s appeal over whether it acted unlawfully when it resolved to fix the fees for vehicle licences for taxis and private hire vehicles at an amount which included recovery of all or part of the cost of supervising the conduct of drivers licensed to drive such vehicles.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 11th December 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council fined £500k after first prosecution by CQC over failure to provide safe care – Local Government Lawyer

‘Derbyshire County Council has been fined £500,000 following the first prosecution that the Care Quality Commission has brought against a local authority since the watchdog was given powers to prosecute health and social care providers for failing to provide safe care and treatment in 2015.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th December 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

McKenzie Friends giving “biased and misleading” online advice – Legal Futures

‘McKenzie Friends are giving “biased and misleading” advice to vulnerable family litigants, an academic study of online posts has found.’

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Legal Futures, 11th December 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lady Hale at the BACFI Denning Lecture 2019, Athenaeum, Pall Mall, London – Supreme Court

‘Women in law –the next 100 yearsBACFI DenningLecture2019Athenaeum, Pall Mall, LondonLady Hale, President of The Supreme Court.’

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Supreme Court, 4th December 2019

Good practice for lawyers towards litigants in person – Family Law

‘Despite there being a variety of reasons why someone may choose to represent themselves in the family courts – this decision isn’t an anomaly. Now only 20% of family court cases have both parties represented. It’s a trend we’ve seen grow in recent years.’

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Family Law, 10th December 2019

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Royal Bournemouth Hospital Trust penalised for giving the wrong drug dosage to a cancer patient – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A hospital which gave a leukaemia patient five times the amount of drugs that she needed has today (Monday 9 December) been fined £45,000.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th December 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted December 11th, 2019 in law reports by tracey

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Rehman (On Behalf of the Wakefield District Hackney Carriage And Private Hire Association), R (On the Application Of) v The Local Government Association [2019] EWCA Civ 2166 (10 December 2019)

Ablynx NV & Anor v VHsquared Ltd & Ors [2019] EWCA Civ 2192 (10 December 2019)

Revenue And Customs v Charles (t/a Boston Computer Group Europe) [2019] EWCA Civ 2176 (10 December 2019)

High Court (Administrative Court)

JP, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 3346 (Admin) (10 December 2019)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Revenue And Customs v Direct Affinity Events Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 3063 (Ch) (10 December 2019)

London Capital & Finance Plc v Global Security Trustees Ltd [2019] EWHC 3339 (Ch) (10 December 2019)

High Court (Queen’s Bench Division)

Wilson & Ors v Beko Plc [2019] EWHC 3362 (QB) (10 December 2019)

Oliver v Shaikh [2019] EWHC 3389 (QB) (10 December 2019)

Source: www.bailii.org

News Judge wins harassment order against LiP with ‘vendetta’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 11th, 2019 in harassment, injunctions, internet, judges, litigants in person, news by tracey

‘A circuit judge has secured an injunction against a disgruntled litigant in person who pursued a vendetta against him following an adverse ruling.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 10th December 2019

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Post Office settles mammoth group action – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 11th, 2019 in class actions, dispute resolution, news, postal service by tracey

‘TThe epic Bates v Post Office group litigation, which has dragged on for over three years, has been settled, the parties announced today with the Post Office admitting “we got things wrong in our dealings with a number of postmasters”. The surprise announcement was made days before judgment in the so-called the “Horizon trial” – the second trial in the class action – was due to be delivered.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th December 2019

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Care home owner John Allen guilty of child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2019 in abuse of position of trust, care homes, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former care home owner, already serving a life sentence for child sex abuse, has been found guilty of more historical offences against boys.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Coroner warns theme parks to act on ride danger after girl’s death – The Guardian

‘A coroner has warned theme park operators about the risk of future deaths unless they address safety concerns over water rides, after an inquest into the drowning of an 11-year-old girl.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2019

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Paedophile drug user was hired by NHS trust after being sacked by government press office – The Independent

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The Independent, 10th November 2019

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Met officer in child abuse video case faces fast-track dismissal – The Guardian

‘A decorated senior Metropolitan police officer controversially convicted of possessing a child abuse video is facing a fast-track dismissal from the force, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Nicknames including “popsicle” banned on gravestones at Church of England church – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2019 in burials and cremation, Church of England, ecclesiastical law, families, names, news by tracey

‘Nicknames on gravestones are not to be allowed, a Church of England court has declared as it bans the use of “popsicle” on a church’s headstones.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th November 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

GP faces jail for sexual offences against 23 women and girls – The Guardian

‘A GP is facing jail after molesting 23 female patients whom he persuaded to have unnecessary examinations.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2019

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Helen McCourt: Release of killer Ian Simms to be reviewed – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2019 in bereavement, bills, early release, families, murder, news, parole, victims by tracey

‘A decision to sanction the release of the man who murdered Helen McCourt is to be reviewed by the parole board.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2019

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BOA issue ‘full and robust response’ to athletes over sponsorship rights legal challenge – The Independent

Posted December 11th, 2019 in advertising, news, restraint of trade, sport by tracey

‘The British Olympic Association [BOA] says it has “formally responded” to a legal challenge over sponsorship rights brought by a group of its own athletes that could cast a shadow over its preparations for next year’s Tokyo Games.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk