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Commercial update - Max Schofield: Claiming VAT input tax on legal services benefitting a taxpayer company and its director

If legal services are provided to a taxpayer company and to its director, can the company reclaim the input tax? Max Schofield analyses the Court of Appeal decision in Praesto Consulting UK Limited v. HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 353. Max is a Commercial Law barrister whose practice has a particular emphasis on indirect taxation. Read Max Schofield's analysis here. […]

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Proving causation in periodontal disease claims: an analysis by 3PB Dental Negligence Specialist Sarah Mynard

Bringing a claim for periodontal disease can be straightforward in terms of breach of duty. Causation can be more problematic. The recent QBD case of Karen Haughton-v-Dr Minersh Patel is one such case and deserves further analysis in terms of how the Claimant was able to prove liability and recover substantial damages despite the complex causation arguments […]

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3PB employment barrister Karen Moss persuades EAT the ET applied wrong thresholds for liability in relation to discrimination arising from disability

Karen Moss succeeded yesterday in the EAT in Baldeh v Churches Housing Association of Dudley & District Ltd UKEAT/0290/18/JOJ, persuading HHJ Shanks that where the original decision to dismiss was for disability-related reasons, without knowledge of the disability, but the appeal decision, upholding the dismissal was for the same reasons, with the requisite knowledge of […]

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Commercial update - Rebecca Farrell: Substituted service of bankruptcy petitions

The High Court has ruled that permission to serve a bankruptcy petition by a substituted means cannot be given retrospectively. Rebecca Farrell analyses the decision Ardawa v. Uppal and Jordan [2019] EWHC 456 (Ch) and considers how it changes the law. Click here to read Rebecca's analysis. Rebecca is a Commercial Law barrister with a significant Company Law and Insolvency […]

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3PB Employment barrister Andrew MacPhail acts in BMC Software Limited v Ms A Shaikh [2019] EWCA Civ 267 in the Court of Appeal

3PB employment barrister Andrew MacPhail appeared in the Court of Appeal recently, representing Ms Shaikh at all stages including at the Court of Appeal, instructed by LB Law.  The Court of Appeal, as confirmed in its reserved judgment of today’s date, concluded in Ms Shaikh’s favour ([2019] EWCA Civ 267). Ms Shaikh brought a number […]

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