Member Since: 20th Jul 2009
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
5th Apr 2019
Nicholson v HMRC
Income tax - appeal against closure notice - whether payments to son as wages whist at university were deductible as an expense wholly and exclusively incurred for the purposes of trade - on the facts no - whether HMRC amendments correct - yes - appeal dismissed - amendments confirmed
5th Apr 2019
I think you actually need legal advice - it would appear on the face of it that this is a refusal to make a 'reasonable adjustment' for Equality Act purposes (however, it may be that the detail in their refusal letter covers why this is considered a reasonable - therefore allowable - PCP). Nevertheless, that places it squarely in the solicitors' domain. Many firms will give an initial free or low cost consultation, and Citizen's Advice may also be able to help you. I'm sorry this is happening. It really shouldn't in this day and age... sometimes I despair.