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Software tools can benefit from VAT exemption, rules UK Tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

11 hours 25 min ago

‘A software tool can qualify for a VAT exemption, the UK’s First Tier Tribunal has ruled, rejecting arguments from HMRC that the provision of IT tools cannot benefit from an exemption in the EU VAT Directive.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 18th September 2017

Source: www.out-law.com

Judge blasts lack of therapy for mother faced with losing second child – Local Government Lawyer

11 hours 58 min ago

‘A Family Court judge has questioned the spending of money on the issuing of legal proceedings and on psychological evidence when this expenditure is incurred before attempts have been made at therapeutic support, in a case where a vulnerable mother was faced with the loss of a second child to adoption.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th September 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council wins test appeal case against lettings agency ‘administration fees’ – Local Government Lawyer

12 hours 7 min ago

‘Camden Council has successfully appealed to the Upper Tribunal against a leading estate agency, Foxtons, using the term “administration fees” in their lettings agency work.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th September 2017

Source: localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

High Court to hear appeal over decision to cut hourly rates in budget after doing same to incurred costs – Litigation Futures

12 hours 11 min ago

‘The High Court is set to provide guidance on whether a costs judge who reduces the hourly rates for incurred costs should then do the same to budgeted costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 19th September 2017

Source: www.litigationfutures.com

Central storage of electronic bundles in family cases “will begin in early 2018” – Legal Futures

12 hours 13 min ago

‘HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is to start hosting digital family court bundles centrally next year as part of its project to digitise the courts, it has emerged in a briefing sent to family judges.’

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Legal Futures, 19th September 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Men jailed for buying and selling illegal guns and ammunition – Crown Prosecution Service

12 hours 21 min ago

‘Two men have been jailed today (18 September) after running an operation to sell illegal guns and ammunition to criminals.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 18th September 2017

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

‘Justin Bieber lookalike’ jailed for sex offences – BBC News

12 hours 30 min ago

‘A man who posed as a Justin Bieber lookalike online to lure schoolgirls into sending him indecent images has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

People smuggling gang members jailed – BBC News

12 hours 32 min ago

‘Six members of a “professionally organised criminal organisation” who profited from human trafficking have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Biker jailed for wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking M6 stunts – The Guardian

12 hours 37 min ago

‘Pawel Zietowski jailed for eight months after driving at up to 117mph and practising “hair-raising” stunts on motorway.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Former receptionist collapses in court after judge rules against her bid for half of ex-boyfriend’s business​ – Daily Telegraph

12 hours 43 min ago

‘A woman collapsed in court after a judge ruled that her ex-boyfriend had not promised to marry her and she did not have a claim for a half-share of his business. After Judge Alan Johns QC ruled against Gillian Turner, fell onto the desk in front of her and was given first aid treatment from court staff.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CMA fines estate agents cartel £370,000 for rate fixing – The Guardian

12 hours 46 min ago

‘A group of estate agents who secretly conspired to keep their fees high to make “as much profit as possible” have been fined £370,000 for operating an illegal cartel.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Pensioner admits shooting dead burglar breaking into his caravan with illegally-kept shotgun – Daily Telegraph

12 hours 48 min ago

‘A pensioner has admitted shooting dead a burglar he caught breaking into his caravan home in the middle of the night with his illegally-kept double-barrelled shotgun.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Couple who disguised house as a garage told to tear it down – Daily Telegraph

13 hours 5 min ago

‘A couple who disguised a house as a garage and lived in it for four years have been ordered to tear it down.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

I should not have posted photos of dead Grenfell victim on Facebook, jailed man admits – Daily Telegraph

13 hours 7 min ago

‘A man who posted pictures of the body a victim of the Grenfell fire on Facebook has said he was “traumatised” at the time and regrets his actions. Omega Mwaikambo, 43, was jailed for three months for sharing the images and expressed his shock at receiving such a long sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th September 2017

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

NHS trust ‘truly sorry’ about death of teenager Connor Sparrowhawk – The Guardian

13 hours 12 min ago

‘An NHS trust has said it is “truly sorry” about the death of a teenager with epilepsy who drowned in a bath while in its care, after it admitted failings.
Southern Health trust pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety law in the case of Connor Sparrowhawk, who had a seizure and drowned in a bath in an NHS care unit in Oxford in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 18th september 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill over cancellations – BBC news

13 hours 17 min ago

‘Ryanair could face up to 20m euros (£18m) in compensation claims after cancelling thousands of flights due to a shortage of pilots, it has warned.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Charlie Alliston: Cyclist detained over pedestrian death – BBC News

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 14:20

‘A cyclist who knocked over and killed a 44-year-old woman in east London has been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institution.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Press regulator censures Mail on Sunday for global warming claims – The Guardian

Mon, 18/09/2017 - 11:36

‘Claims in the Mail on Sunday that global warming data had been exaggerated in order to secure the Paris climate change agreement have been criticised by the UK’s press regulator.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

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