Asda forced to repay suppliers after breaching fair dealing code – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2017 in codes of practice, contracts, news, repayment, unfair commercial practices by sally

‘Asda has been forced to pay back hundreds of thousands of pounds to dozens of suppliers after breaching an industry code governing fair dealing.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2017

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Cancer fraudster ordered to pay back £1 after £15,000 deception – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2017 in fraud, news, repayment, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A woman who conned a business out of more than £14,000 after claiming to have terminal cancer has been ordered to pay back £1.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2017

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Stage 1 Costs Do Not Need To Be Repaid – JC and A Solicitors v Iqbal (1) EUI (2) [2017] EWCA Civ 355 – Zenith PI Blog

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, insurance, news, personal injuries, repayment by tracey

‘This case concerned the issue of whether or not claimants (or their solicitors) should be obliged to repay Stage 1 costs of £400 + VAT (under the “old” Portal rules) in claims which did not then proceed to Stage 2.’

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Zenith PI Blog, 16th May 2017

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Claimant delight as court rejects repayment of £400 fixed costs – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2017 in appeals, costs, insurance, news, personal injuries, repayment by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that solicitors should be able to claim protocol costs for claims which did not go beyond the first stage.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th May 2017

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Court of Appeal backs claimant solicitors in “£400 club” case – Litigation Futures

‘Solicitors who received the £400 stage 1 fixed-costs payment due under the original version of the RTA protocol do not have to repay the money even though no action was then taken on their cases, the Court of Appeal has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 16th May 2017

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Ofcom fines EE £2.7m for overcharging customers – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2017 in consumer protection, fines, news, repayment, telecommunications by sally

‘The communications regulator found that the company broke a “fundamental billing rule” on two separate occasions, resulting in nearly 40,000 customers being overcharged around £250,000.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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FCO reviews policy of making forced marriage victims pay for flights – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2017 in costs, forced marriages, news, repayment, victims by tracey

‘The Foreign Office is to review its policy on forced marriage after the Guardian revealed that victims are ordered to repay the government the costs of their repatriation.’

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The Guardian, 11th January 2017

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Health experts who defrauded NHS ordered to pay £575,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 25th, 2016 in fraud, hospitals, press releases, repayment by tracey

‘Four health experts who fraudulently billed the NHS for 14,000 hours they did not work have been ordered to pay more than £575,000 or face further time in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th November 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Kilker Projects Ltd v Purton (trading as Richwood Interiors) – WLR Daily

Posted October 31st, 2016 in construction industry, contracts, news, repayment, service by sally

Kilker Projects Ltd v Purton (trading as Richwood Interiors) [2016] EWHC 2616 (TCC)

‘The parties entered into an oral construction contract, to which the Scheme for Construction Contracts (England and Wales) Regulations 1998 (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2011 applied. Following completion of the works, a dispute arose as to the sums due in respect of the final account. In a first adjudication, the adjudicator, having held that no valid “payment notice” or “pay less notice” had been served by the employer, ordered it to pay the “notified sum”, as defined by section 111 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, in respect of the contractor’s final account application. The employer subsequently paid the judgment sum. In a second adjudication, the adjudicator determined the true value of the final account for the works and directed the contractor to repay the employer a sum found to have been overpaid. On the employer’s application to enforce that decision, the contractor contended that adjudicator had not had jurisdiction to determine the dispute because it had been decided in the earlier adjudication.’

WLR Daily, 22nd September 2016

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Woman who used conveyancers to litigate probate dispute told to repay money lost to estate – Legal Futures

Posted August 26th, 2016 in administrators, fees, news, probate, repayment by sally

‘A woman who obtained a grant of letters of administration and then used a firm of licensed conveyancers to defend herself against a claim from other potential beneficiaries, has been told by the High Court that she has to pay back to the estate nearly £87,000 given to the firm that has been lost.’

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Legal Futures, 26th August 2016

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

High Court upholds Legal Ombudsman order that firm repay most of £37k contingency fee – Legal Futures

Posted August 5th, 2016 in fees, legal ombudsman, news, repayment, solicitors by tracey

‘The High Court has rejected a solicitor’s appeal against a Legal Ombudsman (LeO) order that he refund £34,000 of his £37,000 fee to a client he signed up to a contingency fee agreement (CFA).’

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Legal Futures, 4th August 2016

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Deposit Dilemmas – Tanfield Chambers

Posted July 12th, 2016 in contracts, deposits, news, repayment, rescission, sale of land by sally

‘Contracts for the sale of land can fail to complete for many reasons. The Standard Conditions and Standard Commercial Conditions require a 10% deposit to be paid on exchange of contracts. This can amount to a substantial sum of money. Purchasers will know that where they fail to complete it is commonplace for the vendor to retain that deposit. In the current market, with property prices soaring ever higher, the out-of-pocket purchaser may be justified in feeling that the vendor has obtained a windfall in keeping the deposit and selling the property on to a third party at a higher price.’

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Tanfield Chambers, 6th July 2016

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Council to refund care payments to 63 people after Ombudsman report – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 3rd, 2016 in community care, elderly, local government, news, ombudsmen, repayment by sally

‘Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has agreed to refund more than 60 older people if they are found to have been overcharged for care, following an investigation by the Local Government Ombudsman.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd June 2016

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MoJ rules out review of legal aid repayment interest – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 12th, 2016 in interest, legal aid, Ministry of Justice, news, repayment by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has ruled out reviewing the 8% rate of interest it charges when legal aid has to be repaid – even though the Bank of England continues to hold UK interest rates at 0.5%.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 11th May 2016

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Shop Direct Group (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted February 18th, 2016 in appeals, corporation tax, law reports, repayment, Supreme Court, VAT by sally

Shop Direct Group (Appellant) v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) [2016] UKSC 7 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 17th February 2016

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Shop Direct VAT repayments were subject to corporation tax, Supreme Court rules – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 18th, 2016 in appeals, corporation tax, news, repayment, Supreme Court, VAT by sally

‘Catalogue company Shop Direct must pay corporation tax on a £125 million repayment of VAT overpaid by companies in the group that no longer trade, the Supreme Court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th February 2016

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Claimants and lawyers warned over damages repayment risk in RTA protocol cases – Litigation Futures

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in damages, negligence, news, personal injuries, repayment, road traffic, solicitors by sally

‘A claimant who receives less at stage 3 of the RTA protocol than was offered at stage 2 has to reimburse the difference, a circuit judge has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 21st January 2016

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Martin Lewis begins legal challenge over quiet student loans change – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 15th, 2015 in loans, news, repayment by sally

‘Campaigner Martin Lewis has engaged lawyers to investigate whether the Government has acted illegally in asking students to repay more.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th December 2015

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Landlord must hand back £70,000 in rent for letting substandard flat – The Guardian

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in landlord & tenant, news, proceeds of crime, rent, repayment by sally

‘A landlord who rented out a storage basement as self-contained accommodation for £975 a month after it was declared substandard has been ordered to pay back £70,000 in rent under the Proceeds of Crime Act.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2015

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ULaw to students: get half your fees back if you’re not working in ‘legal or commerce’ after nine months – The Lawyer

Posted August 5th, 2015 in fees, legal education, news, repayment, universities by sally

‘The University of Law promised to reimburse Legal Practice Course (LPC) graduates with 50 per cent of their fees if they fail to find employment within the “legal and commerce fields” after nine months of graduating.’

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The Lawyer, 4th August 2015

Source: www.thelawyer.com