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Corporate veil can be lifted in special cases ruled Supreme Court (17 June 2013)

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal by Yasmin Prest to transfer assets held by companies and trusts within her former husband’s control to her as part of a £17.5m divorce settlement.  Read more...

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A disability benefit claimant caught dancing and jumping over a wall has been given a suspended sentence (11 June 2013)

A benefit cheat who claimed that it took four minutes for him to walk ten yards with the aid of two walking sticks was caught jiving at dance classes and he may lose his home to pay for his ill gotten gains through benefit fraud.  Read more...

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Tribunal says a choir master who claimed unfair dismissal was an employee hence could claim compensation (11 June 2013)

A church choir master also an organist who lost his job due to an alleged ‘power struggle’ has claimed unfair dismissal but was opposed by the church council alleging that the choir master was working only in an honorary capacity and had not been an employee.  Read more...

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Unregulated will writing could be a costly affair for contractors and their families says expert (10 June 2013)

Experts have warned that wholly unsuitable wills written by the incompetent, untrained and uninsured will writers remain a risk to contractors and other consumers. The government had recently decided not to regulate the practice of will writing.  Read more...

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The government clears the air on net migration (10 June 2013)

In a written response to the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee the government has made it clear that the immigration reforms were working as intended.  Read more...

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Unregulated will writing could be a costly affair for contractors and their families says expert (6 June 2013)

Experts have warned that wholly unsuitable wills written by the incompetent, untrained and uninsured will writers remain a risk to contractors and other consumers. The government had recently decided not to regulate the practice of will writing.  Read more...

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The government clears the air on net migration (6 June 2013)

In a written response to the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee the government has made it clear that the immigration reforms were working as intended.
The Home Office has written to the BIS committee today, highlighting the fact that the government’s immigration policies were having the right effect, bringing UK immigration under control but continuing to attract bright, talented students from overseas who want to study at the UKs world class universities.
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A man held for murder of mother and her child being assessed for mental health problems (4 June 2013)

A man arrested on suspicion of murder of a mother and her nine month old baby at a house in Birmingham is being assessed by mental health experts.
The victims, named locally as Yvonne Walsh, 25, and her son Harry, were discovered in a terraced house in Billesley, Birmingham, at about 10.30am on Sunday.
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Second round of funding announced by the government to help separated parents and their children (4 June 2013)

The government has opened a second round of bidding for new funding to help separated families work together for the sake of their children. It is believed delegates from more than 60 family charities and organisations are convening in London today for the bidding.  Read more...

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Young offender’s institution near Bristol with high level of violence being run down (4 June 2013)

In a young offenders institution near Bristol two boys were found to have suffered broken bones as staff forcibly restrained them according to a report.
Prison inspectors revealed that two boys have suffered broken bones in a privately run young offender institution while being restrained forcibly by the staff.
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