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Tax reliefs: use, abuse, and simplification

Taxes are one of life’s few certainties as, increasingly, are arguments over whether the system has become too complex for its own good, belying one of its simple objectives “to help or encourage particular types of individuals, activities or products for economic or social objectives”.

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Following The Supreme Court’s ruling in Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust v Haywood that the claimant’s notice period started on the day she read the letter of redundancy, not from the date when it was actually delivered, employers should review their employment contracts and amend them accordingly if the timing of an employee’s notice period is relevant.

HS2 - Leaseholders beware!

Last year, a legislative amendment designed to solve an anomaly whereby tenants with unprotected, or minor, tenancies receive less ‘disturbance’ compensation under a CPO than either licensees or tenants with protected tenancies has, for HS2 compensation claimants, ended up creating a two-tier compensation system.

Solicitors as guarantors for conveyancing transactions?

Buying and selling houses can be stressful enough, but what happens if you discover that the seller was a fraudster after your solicitor has already handed over the purchase monies? The recent decision of the Court of Appeal has come as good news to the two unsuspecting purchasers, who lost 1.03 and 1.1 million, and have successfully claimed it from the acting solicitors.
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