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27th Feb 2020Articles

The importance of giving reasons

R. (on the application of Lewis) v Senior Coroner for North West Kent [2020] 2 WLUK 180 This recent judicial review highlights the importance of a coroner providing reasons when a particular conclusion is not left to the jury. The deceased suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was placed under psychiatric care. From 2016 she began […]

27th Feb 2020Articles

The poison pen letter

Soni v General Pharmaceutical Council [2020] EWHC 348 (Admin) Patient A attended a pharmacy, seeking the morning after pill. She alleged Mr Soni, an experienced pharmacist of many years, discussed the medication with her but then physically examined her breasts. Prior to the hearing it emerged that Patient A had instructed solicitors with a view […]

9th Jan 2020Articles

To Infinity and beyond – the Upper Tribunal confirms that an underlying supply in order to claim input tax and that the principles in Teleos and Kittel are not the same.

In Infinity Distribution Ltd (In Administration) v The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs [2019] UKUT 0405 (TCC) the Upper Tribunal (“UT”) has authoritatively dealt with assertions by the taxpayer that (i) input tax can be claimed on an invoice that is formally correct despite there being no underlying supply, (ii) input tax can […]

23rd Dec 2019Articles

Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) issue statement regarding disclosure and transparency

The Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) has recently issued a statement reminding listed companies of their duties of disclosure and transparency, particularly when it comes to the nature and identity of their counterparties to transactions. As part of its on-going drive to tackle market and corporate misconduct, the SFC emphasised the importance of listed issuers […]

27th Nov 2019Articles

The New SRA Standards and Regulations: a StaR is Born

Gavin Irwin and Helen Lavery review the demise of the SRA Handbook On 25th November 2019, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (‘SRA’) Standards and Regulations (‘StaRs’) came into force and replaced the current SRA Handbook. This marked only the fourth change to the Solicitors Code of Conduct in 12 years. The latest changes are designed to […]