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Racecourse owner and professional punter Stephen Arnold warned off for three months in laying case

Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Article by: Jon Lees
Published in Racing Post on 6th December 2013

RACECOURSE owner and professional punter Stephen Arnold was banned for three months yesterday after admitting to laying his own horses on ten occasions due to what his solicitor described as a misunderstanding of the rules, writes Jon Lees.

Arnold, who has had 20 winners this year, had pleaded...

Sullivan and Giles rift results in horse dispersal

Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Article by: Graham Green
Published in Racing Post on 30th July 2013

THE shared ownership of two of the jump racing's biggest stars is all that is standing in the way of the total collapse of one of horse racings most successful partnerships.

Despite enjoying a string of big-race winners in tandem, big-spending Jared Sullivan and Chris Giles are set...

Chapple-Hyam's 'massive relief' over BHA fine

Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Article by: Graham Green
Published in Racing Post on 6th September

A RELIEVED Peter Chapple-Hyam was yesterday cleared to continue his career as it emerged for the first time he has been under investigation for associating with a warned-off person.

The dual Derby-winning trainer was fined £5,000 at an inquiry at which he admitted he deliberately misled, or attempted to...

Karl Burke handed back licence

Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Article by: Graham Green
Published in Racing Post on 11th July 2013

KARL BURKE was celebrating last night as he prepares to take back the reins from his wife Elaine as the named trainer at the couple's Spigot Lodge stables in North Yorkshire.

The Group 1-winning trainer had earlier been given the green light to resume his former role by...

Relieved Maguire escapes long ban

Wednesday, 11th December 2013

Article by: Richard Birch
Published in Racing Post on 26th July 2013

Jason Maguire last night expressed his relief after he escaped punishment following a 'totting-up' BHA hearing into his use of the whip.

Donald McCain's stable jockey, who trails 18-time champion Tony McCoy by 22 in the title race, met the BHA disciplinary panel yesterday after a whip...

Nominet to introduce ".uk" domain name registration

Tuesday, 10th December 2013

Following our recent article on new gTLDs, Nominet has approved plans to offer a new form of ".uk" domain name address ("domain").

From the summer of 2014, shorter .uk domains (for example, ashfords.uk) will be available alongside the existing ".co.uk" and ".org.uk" domains. This is the biggest modification and expansion of the .uk namespace since it began in...

What rights does a beneficiary have to trust information?

Friday, 29th November 2013

It is a fundamental principle of trust law that a beneficiary must be able to enforce the trust and to make the trustee account for his conduct in the administration of the trust.  

To allow the beneficiary to enforce the trust, he must receive sufficient information about the trust assets.  A trustee therefore has a duty to provide...

Employee resignations: Establishing the effective date of termination

Thursday, 21st November 2013

Stephen Moore, Partner and Head of Employment at Ashfords discusses what employers can learn from the case law when employees say they have no alternative but to resign.

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Is Fees for Intervention giving us a clearer view of safety?

Tuesday, 19th November 2013

Richard Voke writes for Construction Manager regarding the results of the recent Health and Safety Inspectors' enforcement initiative.

Read the article here

Nuisance claims relating to spillages onto another's land

Wednesday, 13th November 2013

Background

In Northumbria Water Limited v Sir Robert McAlpine Limited the claimant was the statutory sewerage undertaker in the Northeast of England. The defendant was a building contractor engaged in a redevelopment of Newcastle city centre in 2008. A subcontractor of the defendant had been pouring concrete whilst engaged in piling works. One particular hole experienced seepage from within.

A Crime Drama even Lawyers can enjoy!

Wednesday, 13th November 2013

At last, a crime drama for lawyers to enjoy!? The BBC's The Escape Artist? starring David Tennant? was the best legal drama I've seen for years. Apart from a few procedural errors in the first episode, which in fairness only lawyers would notice, it was refreshing to see reference to Turnbull warnings and submissions of no case to answer that correctly follow R v Galbraith.?

What the new Commercial Debt Rules mean to you

Monday, 11th November 2013

Stephen Homer's article in Master Builder looks at the Late Payment of Commercial Debt Regulations that came into force earlier in the year and what they mean for your business.

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