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Is Timing of the Essence? High Court Rules on Ferrari Sale Dispute

Contracts for the sale of goods almost always stipulate a date by which payment must be made. However, as a High Court ruling concerning the sale of a classic Ferrari racing car made plain , it does not necessarily follow that the timing of payment is of...

Man's 'Debilitating Fear' of Filing a Tax Return Not a Reasonable Excuse

There is such a thing as a reasonable excuse for failing to file your self-assessment tax return. However, in an unusual case, the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) ruled that a businessman's alleged debilitating fear of making a mistake in his return did not...

Times Change and Antique Restrictive Covenants Become Obsolete

Antique restrictive covenants are found in the title deeds of many period properties and can have a deadening effect on development opportunities. However, as an Upper Tribunal (UT) ruling showed , they are not written in stone. A large suburban house was...

Alternative Investments May Be Tempting But Professional Advice is Always Needed

Alternative investments may offer attractive rates of return, but they should never be entered into without professional advice. A High Court case concerning numerous small investors who staked their life savings on the success of an ill-fated hotel...

Survey Shows Post-Pandemic Leap in Hybrid Working

Sixty per cent of British businesses have seen an increase in hybrid working since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey commissioned by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). The research also found that over half of...

Own Property Abroad? It's All the More Vital to Make a Properly Drafted Will

No one knows when death will come calling and it is equally a truism that, if you fail to make a professionally drafted will, you store up trouble for your loved ones after you are gone. As an unusual Family Court ruling showed, that is particularly so if...

Riverside Boundary Dispute Focuses on Small-Scale Land Registry Plan

Boundaries between properties are usually marked by a line on a small-scale Land Registry plan but they may be invisible on the ground. Precisely that difficulty was the root cause of a bitter dispute between owners of two riverside homes. The owners could...

Alcohol Wholesaler Succeeds in 'Fit and Proper Person' Appeal

Businesses that operate in highly regulated fields can be permanently shut down at the stroke of an official pen. However, as a case concerning the wholesale liquor trade made plain , the law requires that such decisions are reasonable. The case involved a...

Adoption, Searching for Birth Parents and Rectification of Birth Certificates

There can be few questions of greater importance than 'Who is my parent?'. A judge made that point in taking the unprecedented step of enabling rectification of an adopted woman's birth certificate to reflect the identity of her natural father. The...

Company Director Pays High Price for Gambling With Creditors' Money

Directors who cause insolvent companies to trade when there is no reasonable prospect of creditors being paid put not just their livelihoods but their careers on the line. That was certainly so in the case of a media company director who was disqualified...
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