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  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Damage caused by Trees – Liability of Council
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    In the recent case of Robbins –v- Bexley London Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1233, the Court of Appeal upheld a decision of the High Court to award a landowner £150,000.00 by way of compensation for damage caused to her property by trees growing at least 33 metres away in a local park. The local authority… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Dyson v. Samsung
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    Sir James Dyson has instructed lawyers to issue proceedings in the High Court in England against Samsung claiming Samsung has infringed upon Dyson’s patented steering mechanism for cylindrical vacuum cleaners. Dyson filed a patent application for the mechanism in 2009 and been seen taking steps to protect its inventions ever since.  We have already seen… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    Jackson reforms to impose cost sanctions
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    The High Court has flexed its muscles again by using the new Jackson reforms on costs to impose cost sanctions on those who fail to follow the new regime. In the infamous case of Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] (Plebgate), News Group failed to file its cost budget in advance of the 7… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    Hossein Mehjoo v Harben Barker: Professional Negligence and Tax Planning?
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      The recently reported High Court case of Mehjoo v Harben Barker has attracted a lot of attention both in the media and amongst accountants, as it regards specialist tax advice.  Some reports are saying that the High Court requires accountants to advise on complex tax avoidance schemes, but this is not quite how I… Learn more

  • Leanne Hathaway - Tax and Trusts
    HMRC Enquiry Settlements: some flexibility is allowed after all
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    The High Court held that HMRC’s decision to reach a settlement with Goldman Sachs in relation to outstanding national insurance contributions (NICs) and interest thereon was not unlawful, as had been challenged through Judicial Review. This is a welcome decision as, if the decision had been different, it would have set a precedent that could… Learn more

  • Andrew Robinson - Employment Law
    Does Greek yoghurt have to come from Greece?
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    The High Court passed judgment on whether yoghurt has to be made in Greece to be labelled as ‘Greek yoghurt’. Until 2012 market leaders Fage UK, who make Total yoghurt, accounted for over 95% of UK sales of products labelled as Greek yoghurt. In September 2012, New York company Chobani brought their range of ‘Greek’ yoghurt to… Learn more

  • Paul Stubbs - Litigation
    ‘HS2’ Precedent Ruling on the Proposed Rail Scheme
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    The High Court has set forth what could be a landmark ruling in the legal case surrounding and complicating the proposal to commence work on the HS2 high speed rail network.   18 local authorities joined 4 protest groups to represent approximately 70 associated residents associations and a golf club to oppose the government’s plan to… Learn more


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