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Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

EU Directive 92/85/EEC is aimed at protecting the health and safety of women in the workplace who are pregnant, have recently given birth or are still breastfeeding. Under UK law as it currently stands, an employer need only undertake a risk assessment...

HMRC Stick to Limited Period for CGT Payment on Residential Property Gains

Despite strong representations from the professional community, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have decided that they will stick with a 30-day initial payment requirement for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on residential property gains for disposals after April...

Injured in an Accident That Was Partly Your Fault? Don't Give Up Hope!

With the benefit of expert legal advice, even motorists who are partly to blame for accidents can win compensation for any injuries they suffer. Exactly that happened in one case concerning a motorcyclist who was travelling well over the speed limit when he...

Good News for Airline Passengers as 'In Writing' Clause Overcome

Almost everyone who has flown much has a story (or more than one) about lost or damaged luggage, and holiday insurance claims regarding these are commonplace. A Finnish man who took a holiday to Malaga found that some items went missing from his luggage on...

Diners Struck Down With Salmonella Win Damages

Expert legal advice is essential for those injured or made ill during a leisure activity, as was shown by a case in which lawyers secured a six-figure settlement for 28 victims of salmonella poisoning. The diners had all eaten at the Real China restaurant...

Inconsistent Residential Planning Permission Overturned

If you are faced with an unwelcome proposal for development nearby, a recent case shows how tenaciousness and a knowledge of past planning history can help to prevent it. Consistency of decision making is a fundamental principle of planning law and local...

Tax Mitigation Scheme Failure Proves Disastrous

Collecting debts is often a long and arduous process, but the use of bankruptcy proceedings can be an effective means of bringing matters to a head. That was certainly so in one case in which a businessman tried, but failed, to avoid bankruptcy in respect of...

Wife Seeking Divorce Fails to Prove English Domicile

London has gained a reputation as 'the divorce capital of the world' because settlements reached are, by international standards, very generous towards women. It is no surprise, therefore, that the courts in this country are a very popular choice of venue...

Loss of Dependency Claims Following Fatal Accidents - High Court Ruling

If a loved one dies in an accident that is someone else's fault, you are entitled to compensation to reflect the loss of services and financial support that the deceased would otherwise have provided to you. However, as a High Court case showed, proving the...

Boys & Maughan makes the ESTAS shortlist for third consecutive year

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been recognised for our outstanding customer service to clients by the largest award scheme in the UK residential property industry. The ESTAS Group, which highlights the best firms for customer...
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