Supervision failure costs council
A county council was found negligent when a pupil was injured during a break at school when he was hit by a rock thrown by another pupil. The case turned on a simple point – ...
As anyone who has ever tried to collect a debt knows, there is a big difference between obtaining a judgment on the debt and obtaining payment.In difficult cases, one of the ways a...
Avoiding payment by Bankruptcy Plan fails
A husband who had himself declared bankrupt in order to avoid making a financial settlement to his ex-wife recently found his plan stymied by the court. The man had many business ...
Get ready for compulsory pensions
The Pensions Act 2008 contains provisions which will make it compulsory (from 2012) for an employer to enrol qualifying workers aged between 22 and the state pension age who earn m...
Charities hit as Tax Man moves goalposts
Charities which acquire buildings face an unexpected blow following the announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that a concession relating to property used for charitable pur...
Gullands in the community
Keen club cyclist, Spencer Stacey, who works in the Criminal Department, took part in a sponsored bike ride from Maidstone to Le Mans, over the weekend of Friday 11th to Monday 14t...
Beware the Law doesn’t let you have ‘both barrels’ If you operate or run a shoot on your land
There is a surprisingly large mass of legislation relating to, and regulating, shoots. Here I attempt a brief examination of some of the points that should be considered, some of ...
Are LLP members employees?
In many ways a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is as much like a company as a partnership. Recently, an LLP member who was required to retire from the LLP claimed he had been u...
Employees and pre-pack sales
In the case of Oakland v Wellswood (Yorkshire) Limited the Court of Appeal held that an employee’s continuity of employment was preserved by s218 of the Employment Righ...
Family overturns Will that benefits the carer
Elderly people can become suggestible and it is, regrettably, not uncommon for avaricious people to attempt to influence them for personal gain. In a recent case in point, an elde...