Category: Legal News

UK Property developers and landlords may be due stamp duty rebates over uninhabitable properties

Landlords and property developers in the UK could be due stamp duty rebates on additional homes following a recent tax tribunal verdict.

Almost a quarter of new dads miss out on paid paternity leave

Nearly one in four new fathers did not qualify for statutory paid paternity leave in 2018.

High Court hears party wall dispute over damage to £100,000 kitchen

The High Court has heard a party wall dispute case following damage to a £100,000 kitchen.

HMRC withdraw appeal in £1.8 million pension court case, opening the door for UK savers to take action

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has dropped a court case centred on an individual exceeding their lifetime allowance, potentially opening themselves up to legal challenges from savers.

Home extensions to be allowed in England without full planning permission after permanent rule change

Homeowners in England will be allowed to complete extensions to their property without planning permission after the temporary rules, which have been in place since 2013, were made permanent.

Supreme Court to review a long-running Inheritance Tax case against HMRC

The Supreme Court is set to review a long-running Inheritance Tax (IHT) case against HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Court of Appeal: Employers can enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay

 Employers can enhance maternity pay, but only offer statutory shared parental pay for partners, the Court of Appeal rules.

Former female RBS employee wins equal pay case

A former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) employee has won an equal pay case against the company, with Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, warning that they could be open to more claims.

Increase in probate disputes down to DIY Wills

The increase in the number of probate disputes being heard at the High Court is being blamed on the increasing number of DIY Wills.

Government urged to tackle maternity discrimination

The government has been urged to tackle maternity discrimination or face further increases in pregnant women and mothers being forced out of work.