201612.07
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Vicarious Liability: Precarious times?

by Maria McCloskey Two notable decisions of the Supreme Court in the past year have solidified the very wide scope of vicarious liability, with the main message being that vicarious liability can arise outside of the traditional ‘employer – employee’ relationship. The case of Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10 arose following an…

201611.09
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Is My Pension Safe in Bankruptcy?

by John Gordon One of the most frequent questions asked of Insolvency Practitioners; is my pension policy in danger!.  The law on this has been clouded in recent years due to a poor legal decision known as Raithatha v Williamson which suggested that a bankrupt’s right to receive income from his personal pension could be…

201610.21
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‘Help to Buy’ ISA Scheme

by Andrew Rodgers In an effort to assist individuals purchasing their first home, the government has now introduced the Help to Buy ISA Scheme. First time buyers can save a maximum of £200.00 per month, and deposit an initial sum of up to £1,200.00 into an eligible Help to Buy ISA and the government will…

201610.03
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Lisa Sturgeon has 2nd edition of book published

Lisa Sturgeon, from the office, has recently had the second edition of her book, An Introduction to Business Law in Northern Ireland, published by Chartered Accountants Ireland.  First published in 2010, for this 2nd edition, Lisa has updated the text for all relevant developments in the law, particularly with regard to the legal system in…

201609.20
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Dismissal for First Offence: Review of Adam Thomas Forster v McKees Farm Shop Limited

by Laura McManus The Industrial Tribunal recently heard a case brought by Adam Thomas Forster against his former employers, McKees Farm Shop Limited. Mr Forster alleged he had been unfairly dismissed by the company. The Respondents resisted the claim, stating that the Claimant had been guilty of gross misconduct and was, therefore, dismissed. Mr Forster…