Big money divorce tycoon jailed for defiance of court orders

Many divorcees experience difficulties in enforcing financial orders against reluctant ex-spouses. However, they can take some comfort from a case in which a business tycoon received a 21-month jail term for his breathtaking defiance of court orders in the midst of a big money divorce.Mauro Vinti

Similarity of name proves costly for home furnisher

When companies operating in the same field use similar names, the result can be legal fireworks. That was certainly so in the case of rival furniture retailers, one of which was found by the High Court to have caused public confusion.

The Sofa Workshop Limited launched 'passing off' proceedings against Sofaworks Limited. Passing off is the legal term for when a business trades on the goodwill of another by using a name or trading style similar enough to the other firm that the average person might be unaware that it is a different business.

Mr Arackal Manu Nair – Surgeon from Solihull Hospital under investigation for cancer operations

Mike Sutton's pictureSydney Mitchell is representing a number of men who have been treated by Mr Arackal Manu Nair, a Consultant Urologist working for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust at Solihull Hospital and also in a private capacity at Spire Parkway Hospital.

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Sydney Mitchell representing a number of men treated by Mr Arackal Manu Nair

Divorcees who lie about their assets have nowhere to hide

Mauro VintiDeceitful spouses who lie about the extent of their assets in divorce proceedings will not get away with it following a Supreme Court ruling. In two test cases, women who agreed to financial settlements with their dishonest ex-husbands were permitted to re-open their cases.

Poor planning may cause financial chaos for retrospective Continuing Healthcare claims

Paul Gill's pictureFollowing the deadlines set for retrospective claims of September 2012 and March 2013 the NHS commissioning teams were inundated with appeals. In many areas these cases have only just started to be reviewed.

BYOD Data Risk Complacency Revealed

Leading anti-virus supplier Kaspersky has carried out a survey which revealed that among small and medium-sized businesses there is a very considerable degree of complacency about the risks of losing sensitive data.

Two thirds of respondents admitted that they held sensitive business data on their personal data devices (laptops, mobile phones or pad devices), yet more than half of these did not take precautions to keep such data secure.

Do you have an up to date Will? If not, your loved ones could suffer!

Life moves on and relationships can come and go, so it is always vital to ensure that you have an up to date will which truly reflects your wishes. In a case which strikingly made that point, a woman was sent to prison for forging her partner’s will in an attempt to stop his estranged wife from inheriting everything.

Sydney Mitchell Charity Ball raises over £4000 for Charity

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Sydney Mitchell Charity Ball 2015 4000 raised for charity

Omitted takings affect share valuation, rules court.

A recent case on company valuation may well end up being of great interest to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) as well as the two directors involved. It concerned a company which operated a restaurant. When the directors fell out, in order to enable one director to buy out the other's shareholding, the company shares had to be valued.


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