A Taxing Problem For Business

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Tax evasion definition

Change Ahead The main provisions of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 come into force on the 30th September 2017, and there are a few important updates that businesses need to know. New Provisions While tax evasion is already an offence, currently there are no obligations for companies to take steps to stop another person engaging in such illegal activity. With … Read More

UK Licensing Laws And Their Origins

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Emma Clements of London solicitors Wiseman Lee gives some insight in to UK licensing laws, how they came about, how they are enforced and why a 266-year-old etching is of significance Gin, cursed fiend, with fury fraught, makes human race a prey. It enters by a deadly draught and steals our life away.” (Rev James Townley, 1714–1778). Imagine a world where … Read More

Landlords: Check Or Be Charged

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For the past year, landlords have been required to conduct checks on prospective tenants. But recent changes have now made it even more important to do so, says Jeremy Smith of local London Wiseman Lee. Since February 2016 all landlords have been required to complete Right to Rent checks on their tenants. However, further provisions were introduced in December 2016, which … Read More

Revenge Porn and the Law

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Revenge Porn and the Law

The growth of the internet has given rise to problems for prosecutors faced with crimes for which existing legislation is unfit to deal. One such scenario is that of “revenge pornography”, or the posting of indecent images or videos online without the victim’s consent. The name comes from the fact that in many cases the photos or video have been … Read More