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Late Appeal is Void Appeal for Property OwnerJanuary 10, 2019

When the owner of a property that had been designated as a house in multiple occupation (HMO) by his local council in 2001 chose to...

Job Interviews and the Risks of Asking Off the Cuff Discriminatory QuestionsDecember 28, 2018

Questions asked of job applicants at interview should be carefully considered in advance and formulated with the benefit of legal advice. In one case where...

Typhoon Disruption is Reasonable Excuse for Late Tax PaymentDecember 21, 2018

It is fair to say that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) take a hard line when it comes to non-payment or late payment of taxes...

High Court Stamps on Illicit Live Streaming of Boxing Matches OnlineDecember 13, 2018

Unauthorised online streaming of major sporting events, depriving organisers of their legitimate revenues, is ever on the increase. However, as a case in which the...

Vicarious Liability – Impromptu Post Christmas Party GatheringDecember 11, 2018

Employers can be found vicariously liable for the actions of their staff when these occur in the course of their employment, which can include during...

Commercial Articles

Settlement Agreements Guide

Following changes made by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’ and new provisions (Section 111A) were inserted into...

Stamp Duty Land Tax: Beginner’s Guide

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is a self-assessed tax. The onus is on the taxpayer to make the necessary land transaction return, calculate the tax and...

Step by Step Plan for Health and Safety Compliance

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a ‘step by step plan’ for businesses for protecting the health and safety of workers and others....

Taking a Franchise – the Basics

There are many potential benefits of buying a franchise, such as having access to well-established business and accounting systems, centralised marketing and a proven business...

Tax Avoidance Disclosure Rules

UK tax law is almost unique in that it contains regulations which require professionals to advise HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of information regarding tax...