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Making Tax Digital – update

We reported in our March 2019 edition (p34) about the requirement for VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) to keep records in digital form and file ...

Positive action – action plan

A useful article considers how organisations might deal with gender pay gap. Positive discrimination in favour of one person or group of people over another is ...

Service – no duty to point out error

The CA has held that there is no obligation on a firm which is incorrectly served with proceedings to notify the claimant’s lawyers of such an ...

Professional Deputies Forum – set up

We have a new acronym – PDF not only refers to a file format but also the Professional Deputies ...

Contracts – implied terms

We reported in our March 2019 edition (p2) on the case of Wells v Devani [2019] in which the SC confirmed that it will imply a term into a contract to ...

Intentionally homeless – objective test

The SC considered the case of a T who occupied a property under an AST but fell into arrears and was evicted. T applied to the LA claiming homelessness and seeking ...

HMLR – witnessing of deeds

HMLR has updated various standard documents (including transfers and assents) by adding a side note in the execution panel on the form to point users to PG8: Execution of deeds.

Mutual enforcement – summary

We reported in our March 2019 edition (p27) on the case of Duval [2018] in which the CA held that L would be in breach of a lease covenant to enforce ...

Electronic Communications Code – review

The Electronic Communications Code came into force on 28 December 2017. Its purpose is to make it easier for network operators to install and maintain apparatus such as phone masts, exchanges and cabinets ...

Offences – offensive weapons

The Offensive Weapons Act came into force on 16 May 2019, introducing tough new measures including new prohibitions under the Firearms Act ...

Exaggeration – or fundamentally dishonest?

A recent case considered the provisions of s57 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 which provides that, in a PI claim, if, on the balance of probabilities, the claimant has been fundamentally ...

Procedure – cohabitation

Family practitioners will welcome Law Society guidance on cohabitation agreements in view of the rising number of couples who choose to ...


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