July 2012 Archive

Employers pensions obligations

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With a growing population of pensioners and a comparatively diminishing working population, the UK is facing a potential pensions crisis. More …

Who is responsible for works completed by tenants?

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A recent case has rung alarm bells regarding tenants carrying out their own works to properties. More …

Pensions scheme auto-enrolment: the clock is ticking, are you ready?

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In stages* from 1 October 2012, you as an employer will have to automatically enrol your 'eligible jobholders' into a qualifying pension scheme and make an employer contribution. More …

Fee For Intervention

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The HSE has published guidance as to how it will operate the new Fee For Intervention (FFI), which will come into effect on 1 October 2012. More …

Alternative ways to separate

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Further to the unfolding saga regarding the sudden separation of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes; whilst given the profile of the individuals, all reports must be read with some speculation as to their accuracy. More …

Can you recover all your legal costs of mitigating a loss?

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In a claim against a professional, a claimant has a duty to try to mitigate (or limit) his loss before seeking to claim any damages against a professional. But how far should you go and will you be able recover the costs of mitigating your loss? More …

Don't delay if you think you have a claim for professional negligence

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The case of Integral Memory PLC v Haines Watts [2012 EWHC 342 (Ch) demonstrates why claimants need to seek legal advice as soon as they think they may have a claim for professional negligence to avoid a claim being time barred. More …

Claiming costs of mitigation as damages

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The recent case of Herrmann v Withers LLP, a solicitor's negligence case, provides useful guidance on how to assess litigation costs as damages when a mitigation defence is successful. More …