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What does the Skin Rich Ltd v Commissioners for HMRC (2019) Tax Tribunal decision spell out for registered medical professionals, clinics or private hospitals providing cosmetic and aesthetic treatment? And will there be consequences further down the line for professionals who have been providing tax advice services to the cosmetic healthcare sector?
Neocleous and another v Rees  EWHC 2462 (Ch)
DWF has appointed solicitor advocate Naomi Pryde as partner to head its Scottish commercial litigation team.
This article discusses third party litigation funding and a recent Supreme Court decision that considers the jurisdiction of the courts to make cost orders against a non-party to litigation.
Potential Consequences of Delay in Prosecuting Litigation
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A number of recent High Court cases indicate that the Irish courts are becoming less tolerant of claimants who delay in prosecuting their claim.
Shiraz Sethi, DWF Middle East’s Employment partner and co-author of the proposed law, examines the key changes to the existing legislation — modified to bring it in line with international best standards and practice.
International legal business DWF has appointed litigation partner Ricky Cannon and hired associate Neale Tosh to its Glasgow office as the firm looks to strengthen its debt recovery and finance litigation offering in Scotland.