Case Law Developments

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Court of Appeal ruling favours 'wealthy freeholders' in long running legal battle over flat


Campaigners fighting to lower leasehold costs for up to 2 million UK property owners have seen a setback in their cause ...

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British mistress seeks portion of £2.5m estate from deceased Indian businessman


A British mistress is seeking a portion of the £2.5 million estate of a deceased Indian businessman with whom she had ...

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Celebrities lose court battle over '£480m Ingenious film scheme'


Gary Lineker and David Beckham are among stars who have lost their right to claim back £480 million of tax after ...

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Waggott case perfectly illustrates a current very real tension in family law


Readers may be familiar with the divorce case of Mr and Mrs Waggott. This case has just gone to the Court ...

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HMRC defeats £44 million tax avoidance film scheme


HMRC has defeated a tax avoidance film scheme promoted by Goldcrest Pictures Ltd worth nearly £44 million

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Wealthy Kuwaitis 'claim victory in London court claim against Credit Suisse'


A wealthy Kuwaiti family which were private banking clients of Credit Suisse have won a London High Court lawsuit against the ...

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Billion pound win for UK taxpayers versus film scheme


The Supreme Court in London has ruled this week (15/11/2017) against users of a failed tax avoidance film partnership scheme which ...

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Burial disputes 'not always straightforward', Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth partner warns


Estate dispute specialists at law firm Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth are predicting a rise in burial disputes as family arrangements become ...

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Celebrities sue over Eclipse film investment scheme


Almost 200 members of a tax avoidance scheme, including celebrities and football managers are to sue Barclays, Bank of Ireland and ...

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HMRC shuts down scheme helping wealthy to reduce tax bill


HMRC has defeated a tax avoidance scheme being used by the wealthy to reduce their tax bills, which the department expects ...

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