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Also: litigant in person changes; mistaken payments; and more.
The dverted profits tax (DPT) is a new tax introduced by the Finance Act 2015. It is an anti-avoidance measure targeted at multinationals trading in, or at least with, the UK.
Real estate: overvaluation and loss download
Limitation in negligent overvaluation claims brought by banks.
Lenders making lease payments download
Numerous complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Conscionable correction for lenders download
Is a mortgage wrongly discharged by lender capable of being rectified by court order?
Bad bargain for beneficiaries download
A legal principle dating back to 1895 can bite when deals based on trust, often made between friends, go bad.
Case may prove key for victims seeking to recoup fraud losses from their legal advisers.
Part 36 offers are a tactical way of putting pressure on a party to a settle a dispute, by virtue of the cost sanctions that can flow from failure to accept a reasonable offer.
The doctrine of undue influence enables a court to intervene to prevent abuse where a relationship exists between two parties with ‘trust and confidence, reliance, dependence or vulnerability on the one hand, and ascendancy, domination or control on the other’.
Also: spouses’ rights, and the meaning of ’acting by the receivers’.
The Financial Conduct Authority has formally launched its investment and corporate banking market study and published the terms of reference.
This article looks at the decision of the Football Disciplinary Commission to impose a £30,000 suspended fine on Reading Football Club and offers guidance to football clubs that are looking at funding options in light of this decision.
When is an investment scheme a CIS? download
Establishing or operating a collective investment scheme (CIS) is a regulated activity under section 19 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA).
A recent High Court case on fairly common facts has thrown up tricky issues as to how established surveyor negligence and summary judgment principles should be applied.
Some 10 years after having received advice from the defendant the claimant learned that the advice had been negligent and had caused him loss.
Among the questions answered is: I would like to enforce a money judgment by taking control of goods. Are there any practical points of which I should be aware?
It is comforting to solicitors and their insurers that indemnity policies will not be seen as an easy target to cushion clients’ bad business decisions.
Case shows that courts are reluctant to imply terms into contracts that have been freely negotiated between sophisticated parties...
Top tips for dealing with lay litigants, and some interesting recent cases.
Where a corporate lender agrees to release a debt, the lender will be entitled to a tax deduction, which can be used to reduce taxable profits.