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Directors unable to attribute wrongdoing to company

Posted by Mark Ollier on August 12th 2015 in All .

The courts recently ruled that when the directors of a company involved it in fraudulent transactions, the company was not barred by the doctrine of illegality from making claims against the directors and their accessories for the losses caused by the directors’ breach of fiduciary duty.

In this case, the company...

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Magistrates can impose higher fines

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 26th 2015 in All .

A new law has come into force which removes the £5,000 cap that used to limit the maximum fines magistrates could impose.

Now they can issue much higher penalties on offenders who have committed the most serious ‘Level Five’ offences.

Magistrates now have more flexibility when deciding on punishments – they will...

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“Make a Plea” Service

Posted by Mark Ollier on May 26th 2015 in All .

A new digital service will allow people charged with minor motoring offences to make a plea online at a time and place of their choosing.

The service is the latest stage of on-going government work to modernise the courts and other public services. The new ‘Make a Plea’ service is being...

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Pension Tax Rule Amendments 2015

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

A number of changes are being made to Pension Tax rules to reflect the great flexibility individuals will have to access their pension savings from aged 55.

Amongst many technical changes, the new rules will permit over 55’s to take their pensions all in one go if they choose.  There will...

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Pension; Automatic Enrolment

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All .

June 2015 is one of the dates after which firms (in this case with fewer than 50 workers) will begin enrolling their staff into a Workplace Pension Scheme

A Workplace Pension is a saving scheme for retirement organised through an employer. The employer may have their own scheme, offer one from...

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Judges Bemoan Working Conditions

Posted by Mark Ollier on March 23rd 2015 in All .

Almost all Judges in England and Wales believe that their working conditions have worsened over the past 5 years, the first official survey of Judicial Attitudes has revealed.

Judges who have been in the post more than 5 years, 86% said that conditions had deteriorated. Apparently salaries and pensions are a...

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