Repair or Replacement? Tribunal Gives Guidance in Corporation Tax Dispute

<p><img alt=”HGVs in yard” src=”″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />Repairing an asset is one thing, replacing it another, and distinguishing between the two is of critical importance when it comes to calculating Corporation Tax (CT) liabilities. The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) gave guidance on where the line should be drawn in a case concerning extensive… Read more »

Ad Hoc Payment of Employment Bonuses Can Be a Recipe for Dispute

<p>Employment bonuses are often paid on an open-handed ad hoc basis without regard to formality. As an employment case strikingly showed, however, such arrangements tend to create high expectations which cannot easily be met during downturns in business.</p> <p><img alt=”Payslip” src=”″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />The case concerned a senior employee of a company… Read more »

Holidaymaker Who Tripped Over Sun Lounger Wins Substantial Damages

Holidaymakers who suffer accidents abroad can face an uphill struggle to obtain just compensation, but specialist English lawyers are happily well equipped to rise to the challenge. In one case, a woman who was injuried when she tripped over a sun lounger at a hotel in Mauritius was awarded substantial damages. The woman was making… Read more »

Confidential Data Leaked to a Competitor? Consult a Lawyer Today!

Technical data and know-how are the crown jewels of many businesses but there is an ever present risk of them being leaked to competitors by disloyal employees. As a High Court case showed, however, victims of such deceit are, with the right legal advice, very far from powerless in bringing perpetrators to book. The case… Read more »

An Assertive Management Style Is One Thing, Harassment Quite Another

A firm management style is all well and good, but where it descends into harassment the financial and reputational consequences can be severe. In an employment case on point, a professional firm was landed in legal hot water by its senior partner’s uncompromising attitude and sometimes volcanic temper. The case concerned a middle-aged barrister who… Read more »