‘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…


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…


Bankruptcy and Matrimonial Settlements

by John Gordon Financial difficulties often lead to matrimonial breakdown.   Quite often the entire family suffer as a consequence of one spouses’ difficulties and one spouse, usually the wife, faces the difficulty of trying to protect the matrimonial home from her husband’s Trustee in Bankruptcy and trying to raise sufficient monies to buy out his…