It’s not just any old campervan.

We just purchased a two year old campervan. It was not a spontaneous thing. We did do a bit of research on the internet, read various campervan magazines and had spoken to users of such things who could advise and make recommendations. We shopped around a bit too, looked at different models and sizes and …

Hourly rates for CoP work given a fifth lift.

This is a link to the Law Society Gazette article on Master Whalan's decision on hourly rates in respect of four Court of Protection cases - PLK and others. This comes hot on the heels of reports of a further review of the SCCO guideline hourly rates and, no doubt, there will be attempts to …

Judge calls for updated guideline hourly rates.

In Ohpen Operations UK Limited v Invesco Fund Managers Limited [2019] EWHC 2504 (TCC), having succeeded on its application for a stay pending compliance by the parties with the agreed dispute resolution procedure, the Defendant sought its costs. Mrs Justice O'Farrell, when assessing the Defendant's solicitors' hourly rates, called for a update to the SCCO Guideline Hourly …

Costs comparison irrelevant.

In Monex Europe Ltd v Pothecary & Anor, the deputy High Court judge was required to summarily assess the Defendant's costs following his refusal of the Claimant’s application for an injunction. In its submissions, the Claimant took what was described as the ‘comparison approach’ by arguing that the Defendants’ costs (£85,446.00) were unreasonably high compared …

VAT

The current standard VAT rate is 20%: (See: VAT Rates - GOV.UK). Standard VAT Rates History: 18/06/1979 - 18/03/1991: 15% 19/03/1991 - 30/11/2008: 17.5% 01/12/2008 - 31/12/2009: 15% 01/01/2010 - 03/01/2011: 17.5% 04/01/2011 - Present: 20% The current Threshold for registering for VAT (2019/20) is £85,000 with £83,000 being the threshold for de-registering. VAT paid …