The rising level of investment scams poses a
major threat to the financial security of many individuals. The speed with which the fraudsters operate
and the methods they employ leaves little time for the target to question the
proposition or recognise that it is a scam until it is too late.
Competitor pay per click campaigns where a
company bids for the name of a rival in the hope that a customer or client who
searches for a particular company will not notice when a similar company,
rather than the company they selected, appears in the search suggestions. This practice has always been regarded as a
There can be few
holiday experiences more upsetting than having your holiday ruined by
illness. Many people look forward to a
holiday of a lifetime, perhaps a luxury cruise or a trip to an exotic or far
flung destination costing a consider able amount of money, only to find that
the only thing they see is the hotel bedroom, cabin or worse still foreign
Skiing is one of the most risky
sports and yet the widest range of ages and skills choose to take their holiday
in the alpine resorts, from children to mature adults populate the slopes from
off-piste to nursery slopes. A skiing
holiday abroad is one of the most exhilarating and popular things to do. Thousands of people have a wonderful
experience but not everyone. Skiing
accidents do not only happen to novice skiers, in fact, there can be an element
of over confidence in the person who is extremely familiar with the
Decree No. 50/2016 (the so-called “Public Procurement Code”, hereinafter “PPC”
or “the Code”) Italy implemented the EU Directives 2014/23/EU, 2014/24/EU and
2014/25/EU, concerning, respectively: (i) the award of concession contracts;
(ii) public procurement; and (iii) procurement by entities operating in the
water, energy, transport and postal services sectors. The PPC, by repealing the
2006 Code on public procurement (Legislative Decree No. 163/2006), reorganised
the pre-existing Italian legislation on public contracts relating to public
works, services and supplies.
If you were a beneficiary of someone who left assets
in Spain but you were not yourself a resident of Spain you may have paid a
higher rate of inheritance tax and may be due a refund since a ruling in the
European Court of Justice in September 2014 which decided that the difference
applied between residents and non-residents with regard to the application of
inheritance tax and gift tax was discriminatory. The Spanish legislator
has therefore been obliged to amend the inheritance tax law.
to the recent announcement that our Binary Options litigation team had
confirmed a new partnership with a global finance firm focused on litigation
funding to finance the increasing number of litigation cases relating to the
forex and binary option sectors, we have now received confirmation that Banc De
Binary will be closing its operations worldwide.
As reported by German officials, a trade deal between
the European Union and the United Kingdom may require more than two years to be
negotiated. A cautious optimism can however be perceived in regards to the
issue of citizens’ rights.
The UK is
expected to face additional legal challenges in relation to its permanence in
the single market in a post-Brexit scenario, as reported by Open Britain (a
cross-party campaign for the best deal with Europe).
The Supreme Court ruling, expected today, in the case brought by Heather Ilott following her exclusion from her mother Melita Jackson’s will should assist in clarifying the law relating to the grounds on which family members who are excluded from an inheritance can overturn a will.