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For many small businesses, legal costs are a burden they could well do without. If they are in contractual dispute with another company, or have employment issues to resolve, or are faced with any number of legal issues that crop up regularly, small businesses will require legal advice. ... read more
September 26th, 2016
Because of trusts set up in the 1950s, no death duties arose on the death of the Duke of Westminster earlier this week, saving the estate an estimated £3bn. According to an expert quoted in The Daily Telegraph, the trustees are not beneficial owners, which is why the estate does not have to pay... ... read more
August 16th, 2016
The fast-expanding private car hire app Uber has urged Transport for London (TfL) to abandon a requirement for drivers to pass a written English exam. However, TfL has responded by saying the changes are being introduced to “raise standards in London’s private hire industry, improving safety and... ... read more
August 12th, 2016
A lorry driver who veered into oncoming traffic while checking a text on his phone and killed the driver of car into which he crashed has been found guilty by Peterborough crown court of causing death by dangerous driving. The accident took place in June 2014. ... read more
August 10th, 2016
Everything that barristers need to know about direct access and winning direct access clients is contained in a new website launched today. myBarrister Direct Access Insight is the expanded and enhanced website of myBarrister. ... read more
August 3rd, 2016
An investigation by the consumer rights magazine Which? has found that some big companies who resell tickets in the secondary market are “routinely breaking the law”. The accusations are made against Viagogo, Get Me In, StubHub and Seatwave, all of whom, it is alleged, have breached the Consumer... ... read more
June 1st, 2016
Among the many – indeed, millions of – interesting things to have been revealed by the Panama Papers is the dispute over ownership of a painting worth up to US$25 million. The dispute involves Modigliani's Seated Man With A Cane, which the documents show is owned by the Nahmad family. ... read more
May 23rd, 2016
Direct access is taking up an increasing proportion of instructions for the Civil, Family and Crime Chambers, 5 Pump Court. Receipts for direct access work increased by 300 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014, as the Chambers’ senior clerk, Tim Markham, writes in an article for the Solicitors Journal. ... read more
March 8th, 2016
A row between one of Britain’s most prestigious golf clubs and its members has escalated with the owners being threatened with legal action over plans to dramatically increase annual fees. ... read more
February 2nd, 2016