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Confiscation and Asset Forfeiture Review

As the financial year draws to a close, it seems like as good a time as any to reflect on the past year in relation to assets recovery, proceeds of crime, restraint and confiscation.2008 was a very important year as far as proceeds of crime is concerned w…

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Chargot Judgement

In a recent case before the House of Lords HSE -v- Chargot Ltd (Trading as Contract Services) Ruttle Contracting Ltd and George Ruttle;   the three appellants maintained that it was for the prosecution to prove the acts and omissions by which it…

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Health & Safety Offences Act 2008

The Health and Safety Offences Act 2008 came into force on Friday 16th January 2009.   Judith Hackitt Chair of the Health and Safety Executive welcomed the Act which arose from a private members bill.   She said:-"This Act gives o…

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Bonuses: the credit crunch casualties

As a result of the current down turn, the financial services sector has been under intense media scrutiny over the manner in which its workers are remunerated.  The Government is asking the banks to look very carefully at the bonuses which are paid t…

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Pre-pack Administrations - A Done Deal?

Pre-packaged administrations have become increasingly common in recent years and the current economic downturn has seen some high profile names following this route into and then out of administration. Yet despite the increased volume of pre-packs, they a…

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Win an Inn

You will have probably noticed over the past few months that some people are rather desperate to sell their properties and are trying out new ideas to realise deals.  Frustrated with watching their homes or businesses sit on the market without intere…

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Unhealthy relationships

As if the doom and gloom couldn't get any worse at the moment, it is now coming to light that those who are unhappy within their marriages, and particularly women, are potentially putting their health at risk.An article published today on the BBC webs…

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Can't Pay, Won't Pay

Times are becoming increasingly difficult and every day sees the increase in companies falling into administration and more and more people being made redundant.What happens when a husband (which is not always the case but is generally so) cannot afford t…

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