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Strict Liability of Employers For Defective Equipment

The civil case of Johnstone v Amec Construction Limited (2010) shows the strict interpretation of the health and safety laws by the courts. Mr Johnstone suffered injury to his leg in an accident whilst working as a security guard for Amec Construction Limited. Mr Johnstone tripped over a metal barrier that had been blown down... read more


PARTNERSHIP CONVERTS TO OFF SHORE COMPANY STATUS FOR TAX BENEFITS

Long established clients of Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited who had traded as a partnership for over 30 years and held a large portfolio of commercial properties took specialist tax accountants’ advice to incorporate an off shore company (the Isle of Man) to reduce their personal income tax and potential Inheritance Tax liabilities, by transferring their... read more


I am not sure whether my parents made a Will?

This is a question that we face on a weekly basis and with our assistance we may be able to ascertain as to whether a Will has indeed been drawn up and locate its whereabouts. National Savings & Investments carried out a survey of 2664 people, which revealed the following:- More than a third of... read more


The New Family Procedure Rules 2010

On 6th April 2011 the Family Procedure Rules 2010 come into effect.  The new Rules are a single consolidation of all other rules in relation to family proceedings. The principal rules being replaced are the Family Proceedings Rules 1991, the Family Procedure (Adoption) Rules 2005 and, in so far as they relate to family proceedings,... read more


Great North Run – Yorkshire Cancer Research

Malcolm Trotter head of the Personal Injury department of Latimer Lee Solicitors is running the Great North Run in September for Yorkshire cancer Research.  Mr Trotter is looking to raise £250 for this fantastic cause.  If you would like to donate some money please click on the link below. http://www.justgiving.com/MalcolmTrotter... read more


House prices fall 0.9% in February Halifax Report

UK house prices fell by 0.9% in February compared with the previous month, cancelling out a rise in January, the Halifax has said. The lender, now part of Lloyds Banking Group, said that year-on-year prices had dropped by 2.8% in February. This meant the typical home in the UK now costs £162,657. The uncertain economic... read more


Liability for Work “Fun” Day

The recent Court of Appeal case of Robert Lee Uren v Corporate Leisure (UK) Limited and the Ministry of Defence demonstrated that an employer cannot simply “pass the buck” of responsibility for the safety of its employees to an organiser of an event. Mr Uren was a senior aircraftman in the RAF who was seriously... read more