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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Pensions And Same Sex Partners: Equality Wins But What Does It Mean For Your Scheme?

Sarah Phillips

On 12 July, the Supreme Court delivered its decision on the landmark case of Walker v Innospec Limited and others, overturning two lower appeal courts and ruling that Mr Walker’s husband is entitled to the same pension rights as an equivalent female spouse. While undoubtedly a victory for equality, the decision also has the potential to cause headaches for employers, trustees and pension providers.

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LChalmers

Landmark Decision in Scottish Trade Mark Appeal

The Court of Session today issued its judgment in the case of CCHG Limited t/a Vapourized v Vapouriz Limited.

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Burness admin

Door Open For HMRC Following RFC Judgement

In a judgement delivered in less than 10 minutes yesterday, the Supreme Court brought the curtain down on almost seven years of litigation in the tax case involving RFC 2012 plc (in liquidation), otherwise known as the Rangers Tax Case.

In finding for HMRC, the Supreme Court held that payments into a trust set up for, amongst others, players and senior executives of Rangers Football Club comprised earnings received at the time those payments were made and, as a result, PAYE and NICs were payable on them.

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Burness admin