Member Since: 20th Jul 2009
14th Jan 2020
That's so sad. They bring so much joy.
14th Jan 2020
I'd happily sit in a cafe or pub with dogs.
If on the other hand, I walk in and see people letting their ghastly, badly behaved children run around putting their awful slimey fingers over everything (or - both true stories - (1) parents changing nappies in the cafe, not the loo, or (2) putting a child's potty ON THE TABLE so it could perform), I would avoid like the very literal plague I'd be likely to catch.
Dogs are sweet, adorable, much quieter, and considerably cleaner than children. Sort yourself out.
11th Nov 2019
We were at the Acorn Inn in Evershot just this Saturday... I actually knew the eponymous George Albert when I was little - my dad part owned the go-cart track with him back before the hotel was built and it was all farmland, so we went out there every weekend :-) - which end are you? Yeovil or Dorchester? (I'm in Wareham)
2nd Oct 2019
As people have said - try Citizens Advice - they should be able to put you in contact with a lawyer - you may find someone who will take the case without payment up front (especially if you band together with the other employees and all sue together). Your employer is a crook :-(
21st Aug 2019
Yes, absolutely and without question. Losing a beloved pet is exactly the same as losing a child of the family (and before you start, I have experienced both, so your commentary on that point will not be appreciated). The heartbreak and grief is equally devastating and real, and employers need to recognise this (and many, thankfully, do). As to whether it is the same when your goldfish or hamster or rat dies... definitely for mammals - possibly less so for fish and reptiles (though I can still recall my grandma's hurt when her dear old tortoise died at a very advanced age, so maybe there is no line after all...)
4th Jul 2019
S.12 Legal Services Act 2007 - in particular, we are not allowed to undertake what are known as ‘reserved instrument activities’, which include “preparing any [other] instrument relating to real or personal estate for the purposes of the law of England and Wales”. This means, in effect, deeds (dividend waivers must be executed as a Deed).
10th Jun 2019
That's just as good as the time I phoned the IHT (the clue being in the name) helpline with a query about s.105 IHTA (had a fairly complex structure with trust on top and various offshore cos)... went through everything in as clear and concise a manner as possible, and said that I would like some advice in interpreting s.105 in context, to be met with "what Act is that...?"
21st May 2019
13th May 2019
No idea - I reported it to AAG back in 2012, after finding out that a 3rd hand variant was being flogged to some of our clients... luckily all but 2 came and asked us first (there's always 2...)
15th Apr 2019
Although the circumstances were somewhat different, there are analogies in McKnight (HMRC) v Sheppard, which is worth a read