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…

201606.09
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Fence Like and Olympian Finals Day

by John Gordon On Tuesday 31 May, John Gordon attended finals day for Fence like an Olympian at QUBPEC which is sponsored by Napier & Sons.   There was an exciting afternoon’s fencing culminating in three finals.  The Napier & Sons Cup, which sponsored the senior boys competition (under 16), was won by last year’s beaten…

201605.27
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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…

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