Desmond Higgins and the Commissioners for HMRC

Desmond Higgins and the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, [2019] EWCA Civ 1860. Capital Gains Tax (CTG) is always a factor to bear in mind when tax planning for a house purchase. In the case of Higgins v. HMRC, Higgins had purchased off-plan from a developer, exchanging in 2006 when the flat was…

Ethical Veganism is a Philosophical Belief!

An employment tribunal has today ruled that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief and therefore should be protected under the Equality Act 2010. Vegan Jordi Casamitjana claims he was dismissed by his former employer, the League Against Cruel Sports, because of his ethical veganism beliefs. There are currently nine ‘characteristics’ protected under the Equality Act…

The Work Christmas Party: How to ensure you still have a job the next day

Our Christmas tradition has always been to write an article aimed at employers, giving guidance on how to prepare for the work Christmas party and how to deal with any unruly employees or unacceptable behaviour. This year we thought we’d issue some guidance directly to all employees. Here are our top tips for ensuring that…

Should I have a Shareholders Agreement?

Many limited companies elect to put together a ‘shareholders agreement’ when their company is incorporated. For some companies, they are a requirement depending on the registration requirements, but for others, they can be entered into at any time. In any event, a shareholders’ agreement, if properly drafted, will be fundamental in governing how the company…

Workplace Relationships – Should they be permitted?

The recent high-profile departure of Steve Easterbrook, the Chief Executive of the fast food chain McDonalds, has sparked debate on whether employers can take action where colleagues have relationships with one another. The attitude towards workplace relationships have somewhat changed over recent years given everyone is entitled to a private life and the same can,…

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