Member Since: 11th Jul 2002
6th Nov 2020
Ask your client how many patents he has been granted, or he has even applied for, as a result of his R&D.
18th Sep 2020
My experience of Amazon and other delivery persons is that they arrive with a package bearing an address label with the sender's and recipient's names, and the order number. He (it is almost always a "he") takes a photograph of the package, showing its label, up against the door or in the designated safe place. The metadata on the photograph show the time when it was taken and the GPS derived latitude and longitude of the camera (accurate to within a few metres).
This photograph seems very good evidence that the delivery was made. Of course, unlike a signature for a received package, it cannot prove that there was anything in the package or that the delivery person did not immediately retrieve the package.
25th Jul 2020
You said in your paragraph 4. that "In considering whether a defendant was "dishonest" the courts will look at the question based on the facts as the defendant believed them to be, and the law as the court believes it to be."
Is that still the case since the Supreme Court replaced Ghosh with Ivey (Ivey v Genting) as the test for dishonesty - and the Court of Appeal then confirmed in Barton & Booth v R that Ivey was the test to use even though the SC's comments had been obiter?
25th Jul 2020
During my career (and social life) I have often needed to return to topics that I had last studied decades before. I found it was like having a photograph that had gradually gone more and more out of focus with the passage of the years. It was much easier to restore the focus than it would be to recreate a photograph ab initio.
Like DJKL I went straight from secondary school to study engineering at a Scottish University. Unlike him I continued with engineering/physics (in the Scientific Civil Service) and that did ensure I retained the basics, with the more esoteric points being revised (or learned) when required for new projects. For that I retained a rather eclectic library (with even Latin and French dictionaries). DJKL may have forgotten many things, as he said, but I expect he will have retained an engineer's facility with numbers.
24th Jul 2020
As I understand GDP, if a man marries his housekeeper he reduces the GDP of the country (because she is no longer paid to clean his house).
11th Jul 2020
I hope HMRC will be washing their hands for at least 20 seconds.
24th Apr 2020
I chose an avatar to match my nom-de-plume, as will be obvious to all members who have the Gaelic.
EDIT After seeing what has become of my post I realise that my avatar has been removed or is not recognised by AccountingWEB's comments software. It used to be an image of the antlers of a deer.
Thanks to Tom 123 for exposing this problem.
1st Apr 2020
A couple of helpful articles from the Washington Post:
The Washington Post's articles are usually behind a firewall but it is providing its stories about Covid-19/coronavirus for free so that all readers have access to this important information.
21st Mar 2020
In response to Constantly Confused's approach to the trolley problem in moral philosophy: "... I also push fat men off bridges ... "
As a scientist I could never understand how the philosophers expected a fat man's body to stop a runaway trolley - his fat, sqishy body would not do so and it would all be very messy.
However, if you persuaded him to lean his weight against the supports of the bridge and push the bridge into the path of the runaway trolley then that would stop the trolley and no one would die.
4th Dec 2019
Does the OP risk encountering objections to his scheme if he ever recruits an employee with a fundamentalist religious objection to gambling?