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Non-UK Residency - Tribunal Relieves Taxpayer of £3 Million Tax Demand

Claims to non-UK residency for tax purposes are a political and fiscal hot potato and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are, to say the least, reluctant to accept them. In an exceptional case, however, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) backed a hard-pressed...

Suffered Prejudice as a Minority Shareholder? Consult a Solicitor

Minority shareholders may have little say over a company's day-to-day management but they are entitled not to be subjected to unfair prejudice by the majority. The High Court made that point in the context of a family company that became the focus of a...

Saving a Few Pounds on a Home-Made Will May Come at a Frightful Cost

There will always be some people who believe that making your own will represents a sensible economy. However, as a High Court ruling strikingly showed , saving the modest expense of having your will professionally drafted may come at a frightful emotional...

EIS Tax Relief - Small Film Company Wins the Day

Those who put their money into nascent businesses can in certain circumstances claim tax credit under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). However, as one case showed, in order to qualify for such relief, investors must place their capital at genuine risk...

Defamation - Anonymous Bloggers Are Not Beyond the Reach of the Law

Vindictive bloggers who hide behind a cloak of anonymity may feel that they can use the internet to subject innocent people to abuse with complete impunity. However, in coming to the aid of an academic falsely accused of being a sexual predator, the High...
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