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Earlier this month, Ralli LLP Employment Law Solicitors Manchester reported the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) ruling that would see travel to and from work counted as working hours for employees. The controversial ruling for employers will have greater ramifications in sectors where travel is the primary way of meeting clients and appointments. For sectors…

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It was confirmed this week by Justice minister Dominic Raab, that proposals for the new British Bill of Rights would be brought forward this autumn, an act that will see the Human Rights Act abolished. Raab himself said it would take the time to get the new bill right, and it is often stated that…

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The institute has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will be pressing ahead with the introduction of a new ‘strict liability’ offence for offshore tax evasion and the stated intention of the new laws to target tax evaders accused of only the most serious tax crimes The Government announced on 16 July that it will…

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David Cameron – currently on a four – day tour of South East Asia has vowed to expose the use of “anonymous shell companies” to buy luxury UK properties. Shell companies are non-trading companies that serve a particular purpose for their owners. As part of a global crack down on money laundering the PM advised…

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Following last weeks news regarding the largest law firm in Northern Ireland Kevin Winters and Company’s decision to quit all major cases.  Barristers in Northern Ireland have now made the decision to withdraw from all new criminal law cases. Advising that it was making the move “with deep regret”. In a statement on Tuesday mirroring…

“Jennifer Smith (Solicitor)”It was reported last week that Marlon King is to be jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of sexual assault and actual bodily harm over an incident in a London nightclub. The Professional Footballers Association deputy chief executive commented that Marlon King had brought the situation on himself: “I don’t think…

Ian Hazeldine – Finance Director I remember hearing a statistic that said the probability that a business would experience a disaster in any given year was 4%. That’s once every 25 years. If that happens a business with a simple, as opposed to a detailed, business continuity plan stands a 75% chance of recovering. A…

The FA (Football Association) has warned players that comments made on any social media site may be considered public comment. They also warned that they could also be sued by third parties over contentious internet postings. The FA stated: “Comments made on [social network sites] may be considered public comment, any comments which are deemed…

Stephen Fox (Senior Partner) The Bribery Act is due to come into force in April 2011 with a short consultation period which will begin and conclude some time before that date. The Act introduces four new offences: 1. Active bribery including giving or offering a bribe in the private or public sector 2. Passive bribery including agreeing…

A very interesting case came in for my attention this morning. A  retired former shareholder/director of a private limited company was very concerned. Back in 2006 he had managed to dispose of his 50% shareholding in the company under what is known as a “share buyback. The price was quite substantial and would provide him…