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Posthumous settlement for the family of mesothelioma victim against Thomas W Ward Ltd

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Maggie Powell of Royds Withy King Solicitors was instructed by Mrs X to pursue a claim for compensation following the sad death of her husband at the age of 67 in April 2017.

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Assessing the impact of new anti-fraud rules for online retailers

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New EU anti-fraud rules, which will come into force from September, will require most online payments of more than £27 – or €30 – to go through an extra level of verification such as entering a code received a text message.

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Funding tech: an IPO is not the only way

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Modern tech businesses are often mature, profitable companies by the time they come to list on the market. Is there merit in getting onto their growth curve earlier?

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Game of Drones – a song of spies and flyers

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When drones are used to spy on the sets of Game of Thrones, or to disrupt airports and our holidays’, we could be forgiven for thinking that no good can come of this emerging technology. So with all the negative press coverage they have had in the last year or so, we ask are there any positive uses for drones?

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Budget 2018 – 1% SDLT surcharge on residential property for foreign buyers confirmed

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Philip Hammond’s budget speech this week confirmed proposals announced by the Prime Minister last month to introduce an additional stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge on UK residential property bought by foreign buyers.

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10 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion, Uncategorized

Supreme Court ruled – refusing to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage is not discrimination

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The long-awaited Supreme Court judgement in the ‘gay cake’ case has today been announced, the Supreme Court in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd and Others has held that it is not direct discrimination for a Christian bakery to refuse to bake a cake containing a message supporting gay marriage.

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1 October 2018 0 Comments Posted in Uncategorized

Don’t ignore new HMO licensing rules – Unlimited fines for non-compliance

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New legislation came into effect on the 1st October 2018 which will impact over 170,000 landlords. The legislation widens the definition of large HMOs and is designed to limit overcrowding in house shares. Non-compliance can result in unlimited penalties and therefore it is vital that landlords are aware of whether these changes are relevant to their properties.

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Restrictions on use when owning a Leasehold Property

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Owning a leasehold property can be a very complex and daunting venture both for the inexperienced and the most experienced of property owners. Failure to comply with any restrictive covenants contained within a lease can lead to avoidable and unfortunate repercussions due to the leaseholder not fulfilling their obligations.

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20 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Uncategorized

Protecting your major business assets – what’s in a name?

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Most businesses have a clear picture of their assets. For example, the value of property, equipment and stock is integrally linked to a business’s ability to remain profitable and raise finance to grow and expand. However it is not just physical assets that have a value. Businesses also have intangible assets that can add significant value to the balance sheet.

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7 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion, Uncategorized

Social care disaster looms

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Employers have been warned of a deepening crisis in the social care sector which will affect hundreds of thousands of elderly and disabled people in the UK. A new report by the think tank Global Future predicts a bleak future for social care in the UK – unless the Government takes action, and strikes a deal to guarantee free movement of EU staff to help care for the booming elderly population.

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4 September 2018 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Private Client, Uncategorized

Have you sorted your offshore tax matters? Act now before it’s too late.

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The deadline of September 30, to resolve any issues with UK tax filings in relation to offshore matters or transfers, is fast approaching. A failure to correct any non-compliance may result in stringent new penalties.

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