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VAT update

26 November 2015

HMRC publishes guidance on pension fund management costs

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FCA to examine use of big data in insurance

26 November 2015

This week, the FCA has issued a "call for inputs" around how insurance firms use big data.

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Tim Yeo loses libel action against Sunday Times

25 November 2015

The High Court has today dismissed an action by Tim Yeo, the former MP for South Suffolk and Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, against Times Newspapers Limited in an important judgment on the Reynolds defence and the scope of politicians' Article 8 rights.

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Special relief granted for excessive tax demand

Published on 25 November 2015. By Adam Craggs, Partner

In Montshiwa v HMRC[1], the First-Tier Tribunal (FTT) allowed the taxpayer's appeal against HMRC's decision not to grant 'special relief' under Schedule 1AB of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (TMA).

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Innovate, influence and inspire – top tips for GCs and in-house lawyers looking to get ahead

24 November 2015

What are the key imperatives GCs must consider as they scan the horizon and think about those skills that will best equip them over the coming years?

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Cyber fraud - a new hope?

23 November 2015

We have previously warned of the threat posed by fraudsters who are targeting solicitors’ client accounts to misappropriate funds (read our blog last February here).

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City firm bands together with West End star on Christmas music project

23 November 2015

RPC Harmony works with Jon Boydon, star of The Jersey Boys, to record Christmas song to help support homeless charity.

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Employment update, October 2015

23 November 2015

Whistleblowing: A dispute about terms of employment can be a matter of “public interest”

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Cyber fraud – a new hope?

23 November 2015

We have previously warned of the threat posed by fraudsters who are targeting solicitors’ client accounts to misappropriate funds.

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CofA upholds privacy claim by Paul Weller family

Published on 20 November 2015. By Oliver Murphy, Associate

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court finding that the publishers of Mail Online infringed the privacy of three of Paul Weller's children by publishing unpixellated pictures of them on a family shopping trip in LA.

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Data leaks - a portent of the future?

Published on 20 November 2015. By Alex Wilson, Associate

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee have launched an inquiry in the wake of the recent cyber-attack on the TalkTalk website on 21 October,

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Court of Appeal upholds estoppel by convention for forgetfulness

Published on 20 November 2015. By Alexis Armitage, Associate and Tim Brown, Partner

In Dixon and another v Blindley Health Investments Ltd[1] the Court of Appeal held that a shareholder was estopped by convention from relying on a pre-emption agreement for the sale of shares which had been agreed by members informally through correspondence some 8 years previously and had since allegedly been forgotten.

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When can a company assert legal advice privilege against its shareholders?

20 November 2015

A High Court judge recently confirmed the general principle that a company cannot assert legal advice privilege against its shareholders, subject to one exception:

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Limiting your retainer – success before the Court of Appeal for divorce lawyers

Published on 20 November 2015. By Rachael Healey, Legal Director

Divorce settlements have attracted a number of professional negligence claims recently.

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Corporate tax update

19 November 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of our Corporate Tax Update, written by members of RPC’s tax team and published quarterly. In this edition we highlight some of the key tax developments of interest to UK corporates from the third quarter of 2015.

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Tribunal allows private residence relief

Published on 19 November 2015. By Constantine Christofi, Associate

In the recent case of Richard James Dutton-Foreshaw v HMRC[1], the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) held that Mr Dutton-Foreshaw (the Appellant) was entitled to claim principal private residence relief (PPR) under section 222 Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (TCGA), despite only having lived in the property concerned for seven weeks.

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POPLA likely to be more popular after Supreme Court rejects parking ticket appeal

16 November 2015

The Supreme Court decision in ParkingEye v Beavis has attracted much attention, not least because it was all about a £85 parking fine.

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British Racing no longer in the fast lane: indemnity costs prevail where costs claimed as damages

Published on 16 November 2015. By Chloe Derrick, Senior Associate

In a notable departure from earlier case law, the High Court determined last month in Hawksford Trustees Jersey Ltd v Halliwells LLP (In liquidation) [2015] EWHC 2996 (Ch) that the proper method of assessing costs claimed as damages in the context of proceedings was on the indemnity basis.

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New sentencing guideline for health and safety offences

13 November 2015

In November 2014, the Sentencing Council began consulting on a draft guideline for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter, and breach of food safety and hygiene regulations.

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Skilled persons focus on CASS and Conduct in small firms

12 November 2015

The FCA has published statistics on the skilled persons reports commissioned in Q2 2015/16.

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Privileged Information

Published on 12 November 2015. By Davina Given, Partner

As every lawyer knows, legal professional privilege is a tricky area and can be hotly contested.

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ICO upholds FCA decision not to disclose list of countries posing a high money laundering risk

11 November 2015

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently published a decision notice in which the ICO has upheld the FCA's decision to refuse to disclose certain information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) relating to countries which the FCA deems to present a high money laundering risk.

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18 months on - the ICO reflects on Google Spain

Published on 11 November 2015. By Alex Wilson, Associate

The ICO has recently blogged on the cases it has received in the year and a half since the Google Spain decision last May.

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Cheating or competing: the blurred lines of business

Published on 11 November 2015. By Joseph Byrne, Associate

Volkswagen, Forex, LIBOR and Enron. All names that resonate with anyone involved in modern business.

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Tribunal considers taxability of VAT repayments and interest

Published on 11 November 2015. By Nicole Kostic, Senior Associate

In Coin-a-drink Limited v HMRC [1], the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) considered the ability of HMRC to impose corporation tax on repayments of overpaid VAT and associated interest in the light of EU law.

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Loopholes in the Limitation Act – when will the court finally stop the clock?

11 November 2015

Think you're safe after the expiry of the statutory limitation period?

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Health and safety law update, November 2015

10 November 2015

Health and safety law update, November 2015

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Built on sand?

10 November 2015

At the Treasury's request, the FCA has published plans for a 'regulatory sandbox' in which businesses can play with new, innovative products, services and business models without "all the normal regulatory consequences".

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The Modern Slavery Act: what you need to know about the new reporting obligation

10 November 2015

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) came into force on 26 March 2015. At a high level it aims to improve law enforcement tools, strengthen criminal penalties and deliver better protection and support for victims.

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Detention cases up as EU customs seizes €617m worth of goods

Published on 09 November 2015. By Ben Mark, Legal Director

According to the "Report on EU Customs Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights 2014" published by the European Commission, there has been a rise in the number of interceptions of infringing goods by customs at external EU borders.

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Draft Investigatory Powers Bill unveiled

Published on 06 November 2015. By Alex Wilson, Associate

The draft Investigatory Powers Bill was laid before Parliament on Wednesday and leading political figures have already been attempting to calm fears surrounding the so-called 'snooper's charter'.

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Spooky new powers for the FCA

Published on 06 November 2015. By Drew Naylor, Senior Associate

We all thought that Halloween was last week, right? Wrong!

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Court refuses stay in favour of Italian proceedings under 2001 Brussels Regulation

Published on 06 November 2015. By Laura Martin, Senior Associate and Parham Kouchikali, Partner

The Commercial Court has declined to stay an English action[1] in favour of prior proceedings in Italy, notwithstanding the fact that the dispute pre-dated the application of the Recast Regulation.

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FCA restates commitment to consumer protection with fine against sale and rent back provider

05 November 2015

In the latest of its enforcement actions in the mortgage market, the FCA announced last week the fining of Quick Purchase Limited for breach of Principle 6.

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RPC wins landmark property valuation case at the Court of Appeal

05 November 2015

RPC, the City law firm, has won an important case at the Court of Appeal, successfully overturning a decision that had incorrectly ruled that its client’s property valuation was negligent.

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Tax update

05 November 2015

HMRC turns the spotlight on contractor loan arrangements

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Exclusive (jurisdiction), read all about it!

Published on 05 November 2015. By Ed Holmes, Senior Associate and Davina Given, Partner

In Global Maritime Investments Cyprus Limited v OW Supply & Trading A/S (under konkurs),[1] a jurisdiction clause prevented the defendant from pursuing issues in the Danish courts, even though jurisdiction was not stated to be "exclusive".

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Breach of SFO disclosure requirements and damages that can follow

Published on 05 November 2015. By Samuel Hung, Senior Associate

In July 2015 the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) commenced its first set of proceedings in the Market Misconduct Tribunal against a listed company for allegedly failing to disclose price-sensitive inside information to the public as soon as reasonably practicable, contrary to Section 307B(1) of the Securities and Futures Ordinance.

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Back to the Future: FAMR could result in automated distribution, not robo-advice

04 November 2015

'Back to the Future day' prompted myriad summaries of where technology has got us and where we're headed.

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HMRC should not bankrupt taxpayers receiving Accelerated Payment Notices

03 November 2015

HRMC should give an undertaking that they will not force individuals into bankruptcy through the use of its controversial powers to demand payment of disputed tax upfront, says City law firm RPC.

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Third party rights relating to Final Notices trump litigation deadlines at the Upper Tribunal

03 November 2015

In its recent decision the Upper Tribunal allowed for a late filing of a reference on third party rights in relation to FCA final notices.

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Upper Tribunal confirms 'flip-flop II' scheme was effective

03 November 2015

In Clive Bowring and Juliet Bowring v HMRC[1], the Upper Tribunal (UT) has allowed the taxpayers' appeal and concluded that a scheme, designed to reduce capital gains tax (CGT) due on capital payments made by a trust, was effective.

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FCA and PRA up the ante on regulatory references

Published on 02 November 2015. By Emma Griffiths, Senior Associate

The FCA and PRA have announced a consultation in respect of their proposals to introduce a mandatory form of employment reference (known as a "regulatory reference").

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Don't blame it on the sunshine – the impact of weather on the retail industry

Published on 30 October 2015.

The Met Office has recently published a report that considers the impact of weather on the retail industry (a copy is available here).

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“Small is beautiful” – so long as it is well defined, well measured, electronically innovative and mature with its people & with its law firm partners: reflections on the PLC GC SME Conference 2015

Published on 30 October 2015. By Richard Haywood, Consultant

How often have you still been as engaged at the end of the day at a conference as you were at the start?

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The "RES COGITANS" – still no relief for shipowners in OW Bunker saga

30 October 2015

In an eagerly-awaited decision, the English Court of Appeal has unanimously upheld the conclusion of the Commercial Court (itself affirming a decision of London maritime arbitrators) that a bunker supply contract on the OW Bunker terms is not a "contract of sale of goods" to which the Sale of Goods 1979 Act applies[1].

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HMT extends radical changes to Senior Managers and Certification Regime

29 October 2015

The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) along with the Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR) were designed to improve personal responsibility within banks and insurers.

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The Pensions Freedoms and FOS – trends in complaints and enquiries

Published on 29 October 2015. By Rachael Healey, Legal Director

FOS has published a response to the Treasury's consultation paper looking at early exit penalties, the transfer process and communications with consumers in relation to financial advice on pensions.

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FCA action highlights wider concerns with consumer credit lending practices

29 October 2015

The FCA has recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Dollar Financial UK (Dollar), to refund over £15.4 million to 147,000 customers.

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VAT update

29 October 2015

HMRC publishes responses to consultation on new penalties model

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