The Court of Appeal’s recent decision in P Routier and C A Venables v HMRC  explores the inheritance tax relief exemption on gifts to charities and the conditions that apply in order to claim the relief.
Following publication of the Chilcot Report, we consider the government’s legal advice on the Iraq war from the point of view of an instructing solicitor taking counsel’s advice on whether to proceed to trial.
In the recent case of Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation and another  EWHC 1075 (Ch the High Court assessed the tenant’s right for quiet enjoyment against the landlord’s express right to redevelop the building.
Tenants’ covenant “to pay to the Lessor all costs and expenses (including legal costs and fees payable to a surveyor) which may be incurred by the Lessor […]” entitled the Landlord in a dilapidations claim to have his costs assessed on an indemnity basis.
We all strive towards perfection. As litigators we want to achieve the ideal: to have our letters commended by judges and all our time allowed by the costs office. Richard Harrison considers how to achieve the status of ideal litigator.
The conflict between religious attire and employers’ dress codes has proved a fertile area of case law and the Courts are frequently asked to consider whether a ban or restriction on an item of religious dress is discriminatory.