12th September - Law News

2817th Edition: LawNewsIndex is a UK based legal news & articles archive since 2011 focusing on Law, Lawyers, Law Firms, Justice, Legislation, Litigation, Legal Ethics, Human Rights & Social Justice issues.

Today's Video Focus:  New documentary Seahorse tells the story of Freddy McConnell, whose desire to start his own family was filmed from start to finish, including birth. In this exclusive video for the Guardian, Freddy and director Jeanie Finlay discuss the collaborative process behind the scenes of the film, and the complex nuances and challenges of portraying an emotional and unpredictable process. 

Focus of the Day Article:  HM Revenue & Customs will not have to pay the £6,245 costs of a wine wholesaler who successfully appealed a decision notice, a tribunal has ruled. Judge Greg Sinfield, sitting in the First Tier Tribunal (Tax) in Hare Wines Ltd v Revenue & Customs (COSTS - application by Appellant for costs), made the distinction between a case with merits and one which was obviously meritorious. He concluded that a paying party could not be penalised simply because their opponents have a case with merits. Full story - The Law Society Gazette

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