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Goddard Inquiry - Key Dates (June - July 2016)

Friday, 10 June 2016

24 June 2016 - deadline for individuals and organisations that wish to be designated as a core participant in the Roman Catholic Church and the Child Migration Programmes

Goddard Inquiry - Key Dates (June - July 2016)

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Good faith clauses in development agreements

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Development agreements frequently contain a clause to act with 'good faith'. It is often difficult, however, to ascertain the meaning of 'good faith' and the obligations and duties imposed on the contracting parties.


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Court of Appeal Considers the Meaning of 'Inappropriate Development' in the Green Belt

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The recent case of R (Lee Valley Regional Park Authority) v Epping Forest District Council dealt with the issue of how the construction of agricultural buildings in the Green Belt sits with the government's wider Green Belt policies.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Taxation of Consultants Who Provide Services Through a Limited Company

Friday, 31 July 2015

In 2000, legislation ('IR35') was introduced to tackle the avoidance of employment taxes by those who work through intermediaries, primarily their own company, often known as a Personal Service Company (PSC).


Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

Goddard Inquiry - Latest News

Thursday, 02 June 2016

Earlier this month, the chair of the Inquiry, Dame Lowell Goddard issued a Statement in response to perceived criticism that the Inquiry was focusing too much on victims and survivors and not enough on those accused

Goddard Inquiry - Latest News

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

New Report Urges Local Authorities to Amend Planning Charges to Help Smaller House Builders

Friday, 15 April 2016

A new report – ‘Housing development: the economics of small sites – the effect of project size on the cost of housing construction’ – compiled by the Building Cost Information Service of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor on behalf of


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Ordinary Share Capital and Entrepreneurs' Relief

Monday, 04 April 2016

In Castledine v Revenue and Customs Commissioners it was determined that shares may fall within the definition of ordinary share capital contained in section 989 of the Income Tax Act 2007


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Are you ready to comply with your business' pensions obligations?

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

The duty to put qualifying staff into a pension scheme and contribute towards it is entering its final phases, with many family businesses likely to be affected over the next two years.


Articles & Blogs Child Sexual Abuse Independent Schools

Goddard Inquiry - What Do the Preliminary Hearings Tell Us?

Thursday, 02 June 2016

Throughout March 2016, the Goddard Inquiry has held a number of preliminary hearings within the Public Hearings Project limb of the Inquiry

Goddard Inquiry - What Do the Preliminary Hearings Tell Us?

Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Watford Allotment-Holders Win Landmark Ruling

Friday, 15 April 2016

In a landmark ruling, the High Court has quashed a decision by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to allow Watford Borough Council to “appropriate”, i.e. take over, 128 allotments at Farm Terrace in central Watford...


Articles & Blogs Real Estate

In the case of a breach of warranty, what does it mean to be "aware of the matter"?

Monday, 04 April 2016

In Hut Group Ltd v Nobahar-Cookson it was decided that the buyer in a share purchase agreement triggered the start of the contractual time limit for warranty claims only when it became aware of the existence of its claim.


Articles & Blogs Employment

Consultation on New Industrial Action Laws

Friday, 24 July 2015

The consultation on the Trade Union Bill, which proposes significant reform to the law in relation to industrial action is now open.


Articles & Blogs Family Business

Our Guide to Selling Your Family Business - It's Time to Get Negotiating!

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

You have found your buyer, your buyer is satisfied with their due diligence enquiries… so what next?


Articles & Blogs Public Sector

Nuisance Call Prevention Service Fined £50,000 for…Sending Nuisance Calls

Friday, 15 April 2016

A company that sold its service as preventing nuisance calls has been fined £50,000…for making nuisance calls of its own to win business.