The courts have long-encouraged early engagement and clear communication between businesses, creditors and their debtors as a way of settling debts without the need for taking it to court.Read article
Are care home fees avoidable? No, unless you have assets worth less than £23,250 (this includes your property). However, a Life Interest Trust can be an advantageous way to safeguard your assets for future generations.
The Courts have, for some time now, actively encouraged parties to mediate or, where not possible, show that mediation has seriously been considered, by implementing costs sanctions for those who fail to do so.
In partnership with the Institute of Hospitality, Pitmans Law hosted a roundtable on the new generation of apprenticeships.
Nominations for this year’s Solent Business Awards are open and Pitmans Law is seeking successful and growing companies to enter the Dynamic Growth award.
Identity fraud is a serious business with over 15 million victims a year and financial losses totalling upwards of $50 billion. For years fraudsters have been upping their game and are now catching out even the savviest of businesses.
The trustees of the British Airways pension scheme (Airways Pension Scheme Trustee) have won their case to award its 26,000 members with additional payments.
The former owner of Cutlers Hotel in Sheffield has been jailed for eight months after 5 breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has, again, confirmed that claims by workers for the unlawful deduction of wages for non-payment or underpayment of holiday pay must be brought within three months of the last in a “series of deductions”, with “series” undefined.
A recent decision in the High Court has seen an application for pre-action disclosure of an insurance policy dismissed because the defendant was not insolvent.
From next year, DB and DC schemes will need to report their record-keeping scores to the Pensions Regulator (TPR) via the scheme return. TPR will use these scores to target schemes that are failing in their duties, so it’s now more important than ever for schemes to get their house in order.
Since the Government published their Green Paper seeking thoughts on whether trustees should be able to change indexation from RPI to CPI, the outcome of a case involving Thales’ scheme has shown that RPI is still widely considered as an appropriate index.