This paper considers how compensation claims are calculated for people who have suffered injuries as a result of negligence or an accident.
The proposed changes to capital gains tax may affect older tax payers wanting to dispose of a long-standing holiday home.
If you are injured, you are entitled to recover the cost of care provided to you as part of a claim for compensation from whoever is responsible for the accident.
Castlebeck Care and Southern Cross - just two of the care companies who have hit the headlines in 2011. Horrific abuse was uncovered at one of Castlebeck’s homes for vulnerable adults, and Southern Cross, Britain’s largest care homes operator, went into administration, leaving its 31,000 residents uncertain as to their futures. While the facts differ, the question arises as to how much do we really care about how the vulnerable in our society are treated?
On 1 July a number of changes were made to the procedure for challenging a planning permission:
1. The time limit for bringing judicial review proceedings to challenge the grant of a planning permission has been reduced from three months to six weeks. This is now consistent with the time limit for challenging a planning permission granted on appeal by the Secretary of State.
2. The time limit for applying for judicial review of a procurement decision is reduced from three months to 30 days.
Part of the IBB Charities team 5 minute guide to... series, this briefing looks at issues surrounding charitable incorporated organisations. This is a new legal structure with incorporated form specifically designed for charities and was one of the most widely welcomed changes introduced by the Charities Act 2006.
This is the first of our new e-bulletins designed to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the sector and provide you with a roundup of recent changes to the law as well as focusing on key developments expected this year.
Concern is growing that a rule change could threaten the charitable status of strictly Orthodox groups, costing them large amounts in tax relief.
Jo Coleman, Charities Partner comments.
Tim Rutherford and Kajal Shah of IBB Solicitors have a warning for all museums and galleries not to be vulnerable to overwhelming pension scheme liabilities. The problems faced by charities who are participants in multi-employer schemes has recently been highlighted by the decision of the High Court last December in a case involving the Wedgwood Museum.
The merger of the charities running two separate care homes, Nightingale and Hammerson House, brings important lessons for the charity sector. Fortunately, the news is all good so far and the prospects for the new entity, Known as Nightingale Hammerson, are favourable.
This is our second Charities e-bulletin designed to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the sector and provide you with a roundup of recent changes to the law as well as focusing on key developments expected this year.
Covering the Preston Down Trust, Public Benefit, Equalities Act Guidance, Risk Survey and much more.
Despite its dimunitive size, the great crested newt causes a significant amount of disruption to developers and projects across the country. Bill Bidder, Partner of IBB's real estate team comments.
IBB's Chesham office at The Bury is loaned out for a weekend to celebrate BURYFields, a music and comedy festival.
A useful glossary to demystify frequently used legal terms.
2013 sees the long awaited introduction of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation or CIO's, which provides a new method by which a charity can be set up as an incorporated organisation with all the benefits that such a structure provides whilst keeping the extent of corporate regulation to an appropriate minimum.
Entering into a civil partnership is likely to have a significant impact on your financial rights and responsibilities. Prepare by making yourself aware of the implications regarding inheritance and other social and financial consequences.
A client came to IBB as she was dissatisfied with the level of communication with her previous solicitors and particularly their failure to respond to her within a reasonable time frame. As a consequence of this poor service she instructed IBB, as the firm and a particular lawyer had been recommended to her by a friend who had benefitted from instructing IBB.
The law in respect of clinical negligence is complex and requires the skill and judgment of an experienced solicitor if viable claims are to be run and won.
Can an employer be liable for the discriminatory actions of a third party?
An update on forthcoming changes.
A guide to recent developments in the compensation regime
A government consultation paper issued in March 2013 looks at the possibility of introducing ‘conservation covenants’ into English law.
A conservation covenant is a voluntary agreement between a landowner and responsible body (charity, public body or local/central Government) to do or not do something on their land for a conservation purpose. This might be, for example, an agreement to maintain woodland and allow public access to it, or to refrain from using certain pesticides on native vegetation. These agreements are long lasting and continue after the landowner has parted with the land, ensuring that its conservation value is protected for the public benefit.
A welcome and overdue piece of legislation means that it is imperative that organisations put health and safety at the forefront of their operational priorities.
"It's OK, we'll just wind the company up if we lose."
In the same week as the Government delivered its report, following a Whitehall-wide review of the operation of health and safety laws, the Court of Appeal, in Threlfall v Hull City Council  EWCA Civ 1147, dealt with the practical implications of risk assessments.
Employee share schemes are a great way to reward employees for their past endeavours and provide them with an incentive to achieve peak performance in their day-to-day roles.