Monthly Archives: November 2013

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BCSC Provides Much Needed Guidance for Trust Proceedings

In Mayer v. Mayer, 2013 BCSC 1958, the BC Supreme Court ruled on the following issues:

(1) the principles which govern an application by a trustee under s. 86 of the Trustee Act for leave to bring proceedings on behalf of a trust without the unanimous agreement of all of the trustees;

(2) the ability of a beneficiary to bring proceedings for damages to the trust when leave is denied to the beneficiary to bring proceedings as a trustee; and

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TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE wins a bankruptcy dispute

TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE successfully represented the former members of management board of Topkraft OÜ (bankrupt) in a dispute where a plaintiff claimed from the members of management board damage compensation in amount of EUR 463,274.

On 28 October 2013, the Supreme Court of Estonia has refused to accept the cassational appeal of Topktaft OÜ (bankrupt) and therefore the judgment against the plaintiff has came into force. The plaintiff brought a claim for damage compensation against former members of management board arising from non-performance of a contract for construction services entered into with a third party.

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Massive reform of child maintenance picks up pace

The Child Support Agency (CSA) has now closed its doors to new applicants as the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) takes over all new child maintenance cases for the first time.

Single parent charity Gingerbread has commented that this is the start of the countdown to the closure of all existing CSA cases and government plans to start charging parents who want to use the new service.

The CMS will be dramatically increasing its caseload and testing its new systems, before taking on up to a million former CSA cases.

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Best Lawyers International 2014 recognises TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE lawyers as the best

Best Lawyers, a highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide, recognises the lawyers of TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as the best in the Baltic countries in its 2014 edition. Best Lawyers names 26 TARK GRUNTE SUTKIENE lawyers as being among the most prominent and recognised lawyers. As many as five of our lawyers were awarded the title of the “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and region is honoured with this title.

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Best will for……Part 1: Wealthy singles

I’ve seen a huge variety of wills in my time – some good; some not so good!  How do you know if your will, or your clients’ English wills, are the best they can be, though? 
Unfortunately you can’t tell just by looking at the wording.  A will should be unique to the will-maker – like a bespoke suit, it needs to be tailored to the will-maker’s individual circumstances to really hit the mark.  However, for certain categories of people, common themes do emerge.  So, if you or any of your clients are single, divorced or widowed, here are some ideas for you:
Best type of will for you?  One which passes all your assets into a flexible discretionary will trust has much to commend it.  Like a chameleon, within two years of your death occurring, its terms can be altered with minimal UK tax implications.  Great if your heirs’ circumstances have a habit of changing or can’t be predicted.  Also particularly useful if:
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Best will for……Part 1: Wealthy singles

I’ve seen a huge variety of wills in my time – some good; some not so good!  How do you know if your will, or your clients’ English wills, are the best they can be, though? 
Unfortunately you can’t tell just by looking at the wording.  A will should be unique to the will-maker – like a bespoke suit, it needs to be tailored to the will-maker’s individual circumstances to really hit the mark.  However, for certain categories of people, common themes do emerge.  So, if you or any of your clients are single, divorced or widowed, here are some ideas for you:
Best type of will for you?  One which passes all your assets into a flexible discretionary will trust has much to commend it.  Like a chameleon, within two years of your death occurring, its terms can be altered with minimal UK tax implications.  Great if your heirs’ circumstances have a habit of changing or can’t be predicted.  Also particularly useful if:
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Udlæg i mælkekvote

Det har ifølge retspraksis hidtil ikke været muligt at foretage udlæg i en mælkekvote. Det har været anført, at en mælkekvote er en offentligretlig og administrativ fastsat begrænsning i mælkeproducentens adgang til at levere mere mælk end den tildelte kvote.

Mælkekvoten giver en leveringsret, og leverer mælkeproducenten mere mælk end kvoten, pålægges han en afgift. Mælkeproducenten kan sælge kvoten, men da eventuelt salg af kvoten alene beror på mælkeproducentens beslutning, er mælkekvoten ikke anset for at være et særskilt formueaktiv, der kan foretages udlæg i.

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David Austin comments on BC Hydro’s rate increases

David Austin appeared on the Bill Good show to talk about BC Hydro’s rate increases and was interviewed by CBC television on the same topic. David was also quoted in the Globe and Mail about BC Hydro’s long term resource plan.

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Lidings represents Ryanair in Russia

Lidings, a leading legal advisor to foreign businesses in Russia, is delighted to announce that its client largest European low-cost air carrier Irish Rynair has been granted permission to fly to destinations in Russia.

Ryanair will start regular flights in Spring 2014. Lidings’ special group of experts advising companies from aviation industry in Russia together with the client’s in-house counsels work on preparation of the  necessary documentation including program specification to approach country’s aviation authorities and provide legal support in negotiations with a number of Russian airports to start flight from Dublin.

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Compensation paid for marching injuries

The Ministry of Defence has recently paid £100,000 each to three female RAF recruits in compensation for injuries allegedly sustained by marching, reports the Independent.

The women claimed that being forced to match the stride of male recruits while marching had caused them to suffer injuries to their spine and pelvis.

The standard stride for men is apparently 30 inches, but RAF rules state that women should not be expected to stride more than 27 inches, and should always be placed at the front of any march so that they can set the pace.

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