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Would you share your lottery winnings with your spouse?

Would you share your lottery winnings with your spouse?

If one hits the jackpot, they may be able to simply walk away without giving the other anything. The case involved a woman who had won £500,000 on the National Lottery. She bought the winning ticket with her own money and without her husband’s knowledge. The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, were…

Directors disqualified after failing to keep company records

Directors disqualified after failing to keep company records

The company was placed in administration in 2009 with an estimated deficiency of £1.3m. It was then investigated by the Insolvency Service which was unable to find any of the cars listed on the company’s books. The case went to Crewe County Court, which found that the directors had failed to ensure that the company…

Father faces repeated jail terms if he disobeys court orders

Father faces repeated jail terms if he disobeys court orders

The issue arose following the breakdown of his relationship with the girl’s mother. He was allowed contact with his daughter but that wasn’t enough. In 2009 he abducted her and took her to Pakistan. The girl was then made a ward of court so the father took her to Iran, which has no arrangements with…

Could you make a profit pursuing late payers?

Could you make a profit pursuing late payers?

Record numbers of firms are going out of business every day. Their demise is often caused by their inability to recover money owed to them. Thankfully, there are many options available when it comes to dealing with debtors. If handled properly, firms can turn credit control into a profit making operation by recovering unpaid money…

Demand for rented accommodation is outstripping supply

Demand for rented accommodation is outstripping supply

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) says that the number of its members stating that there are more tenants than properties has reached the highest level since records began. A survey of ARLA members found that 74% of agents believe that demand is outstripping supply. This has remained constant for the last four quarters….

Covenant restricts homeowner’s right to build

Covenant restricts homeowner’s right to build

Failure to do so could prevent you carrying out alterations or developing the land, as happened in a recent case in the High Court. It involved a house owner who had bought a property on a small residential estate managed by a residents company. There was a covenant relating to the property stating that it…

Have you recorded your internet passwords in your will?

Have you recorded your internet passwords in your will?

A survey by the cloud computing company Rackspace found that many people have built up valuable collections of music and videos online and they want to be able to pass these on to their loved ones, just as they would with other property and assets. They also fear that their accounts on bank websites or…

New proposals to allow more firms to avoid audits

New proposals to allow more firms to avoid audits

EU regulations list three criteria by which firms can be regarded as small for accounting purposes. These are: no more than 50 employees balance sheet total no more than £3.26m no more than £6.5m in turnover To obtain an exemption in the UK, companies must currently fulfil both the balance sheet and turnover criteria. The…

Have you had problems with hair removal creams?

Have you had problems with hair removal creams?

In May 2011 she used AVON’s ‘skin so soft’ hair removal cream adhering to the instructions, and within minutes of application she suffered a severe chemical burn to her skin. The only warnings that were given were on a leaflet in very small print stated “to avoid a skin reaction, test before each use”.There were…