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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Keep Calm And Don't Talk Politics (Unless It Advances Your Charitable Purposes)

Stephen Phillips

With the campaign for this year’s general election now in full swing, it is important that charities bear in mind that there are specific rules under both charity and electoral law that apply to charities when campaigning on political issues.

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Pension Freedom: To Trust Or Not To Trust

A number of new pension flexibilities were introduced on 6 April this year. The majority of these are purely in respect of defined contribution (DC) or money purchase arrangements - allowing members to utilise a new flexi-access drawdown regime, make unlimited lump sum withdrawals, and purchase tailored annuity products to suit their personal circumstances.

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LChalmers

Claims: Ensuring A Smooth Take Off And Avoiding The Time Bar Risk

Chris Mackay

Shetland Islands Council have lost their appeal after pursuing a technical legal argument which the Inner House described as ‘contrived’, in an attempt to avoid a £14.2M claim on a time bar argument. Highlands and Islands Airports raised a court action in 2011 asking the court to declare that the Council were liable for defective design and supervision resulting in a costly remedial scheme at Sumburgh Airport. Under time bar rules, proceedings must be raised within 5 years to avoid a claim becoming time barred.

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