The first point to make is that most insurers have signed up to the voluntary Rehabilitation Code which is designed to help the injured claimant makes as quick and as thorough a recovery as possible. The beneficial effect of this for the defendant’s insurance company (or ‘compensator’) is to stop compensation costs escalating.
A contract for the manufacture of goods has recently expired, but what happens if to continue to receive orders? Manufacturing contracts are often entered into for a fixed period of time (often referred to as the “term” of the agreement). Whilst it helps to deal with what happens after the term of the contract, for example either automatically extending the contract into a “run-off” period, or even a provision that states the parties will review the situation, it is not always the case.
Care providers in the UK are under considerable financial strain. Costs of care continue to rise. The fees from local authorities have failed to keep pace with the actual cost of delivering care despite the growing demand for care and for such care to meet the expected fundamental standards.
Hip resurfacing, a type of hip replacement, was first introduced in the 1950s and was a disaster. It was not revisited until the 1980s when a team from Birmingham introduced a method of resurfacing using cobalt chromium. Initial results were excellent and this type of ‘metal on metal’ (MoM) hip replacement was embraced by surgeons worldwide.
As we continue into a world in which humans and robots work more frequently side by side, there becomes a whole new spectrum of legally grey. Accidents are an unavoidable fact of life; people make mistakes which can cause someone an injury.
Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) avoidance schemes have returned to the headlines following the handing down of a judgement of the First-Tier Tax Tribunal in the case of (1) Crest Nicholson (Wainscott) Limited (2) Crest Nicholson (South East) Limited (3) Crest Nicholson Operations Limited –v- The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs,  UKFTT 134 TC05628.
There are real opportunities for business owners within the manufacturing sector to use SSAS to their advantage.
In 2018, new regulations governing energy efficiency standards, known formally as the Energy Efficiency Regulations, will come into force. Owners of privately rented property will need to have a minimum energy efficiency rating of an E.
You can complain about your treatment while it is ongoing if you are concerned about any aspect of your care. In fact, the sooner you raise an issue, the more likely it is to be resolved quickly. It is understandable that you may feel embarrassed about complaining while you are in the middle of treatment, particularly if it concerns either a doctor or nurse, but a complaint is not the same as a legal claim.
The new Inheritance Tax Residence Nil Rate Band will become available from 6th April this year, meaning that an additional tax-free allowance of up to £175,000 per person may apply if the family home passes to certain relatives. Some, although not all, gifts into trusts may also qualify.