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October 2016

Hello Regulator, goodbye privilege?

Hello Regulator, goodbye privilege?

As any professional will know, the regulation of professionals, particularly those in finance, has been bolstered in recent years with regulators bein ...

Tribunal criticises HMRC's approach to imposing penalties and clears tax scheme user of fraud and negligence

Tribunal criticises HMRC's approach to imposing penalties and clears tax scheme user of fraud and negligence

In the recent First Tier Tribunal decision of Anthony Bayliss v HMRC (TC/2015/06609), the Tribunal not only cleared the taxpayer of fraud, but also of ...

HMRC's assault on tax avoidance continues

HMRC's assault on tax avoidance continues

We have previously reported on HMRC's campaign to clamp down on tax avoidance by use of accelerated payment notices to recover disputed tax directly f ...

News from north of the border: Scottish court reforms

News from north of the border: Scottish court reforms

The Courts Reform (Scotland Act 2014) ("the Act") has been called “the single most important piece of legislation in the field of civil justice for ov ...

Commission should be included in Working Time Regulations (WTR) holiday pay

Commission should be included in Working Time Regulations (WTR) holiday pay

Commission can and should be included in WTR holiday pay and words should be read into the WTR to ensure this can happen. That's the decision of the C ...

NHS England's PACS Guidance: Bridging the gap between primary and secondary care

NHS England's PACS Guidance: Bridging the gap between primary and secondary care

NHS England's "Integrated Primary and Acute Care Systems (PACS) – Describing the care model and the business model" (the PACS Guidance) brings togethe ...

The Maria Sharapova Decision – a Double Fault?

The Maria Sharapova Decision – a Double Fault?

The Court of Arbitration for Sport's (CAS) decision in the Sharapova has the potential to undermine the principle of personal responsibility which say ...

A Quick Guide to the Updated Book of Quantum

A Quick Guide to the Updated Book of Quantum

The long awaited updated Book of Quantum was released on 5 October 2016. The updated Book introduces some new injuries as well as including additional ...

Indirect discrimination and flexible working: needs of other employees can justify indirect discrimination

Indirect discrimination and flexible working: needs of other employees can justify indirect discrimination

In this case, the EAT held that an employer's need to balance the rights and needs of its workforce can be a legitimate aim to be used in a justificat ...

D&O and Financial Institutions Newsletter - Autumn 2016

D&O and Financial Institutions Newsletter - Autumn 2016

DAC Beachcroft's D&O and FI newsletter features topical issues for our global clients and contacts A nail in the coffin for Exclusive Jurisdic ...