On the 5th February 2013 the Government responded to a report by the Work and Pensions committee on Universal credit. The Government has issued a command paper; “Universal Credit implementation; meeting the needs of vulnerable Claimants.” The following points are highlighted from the paper: Direct payment of universal credit to landlords; where Claimants fall into
The Court of Appeal, comprising of Lord Justices Thorpe, Rimer and Patten, gave permission recently to Yasmin Prest to appeal to the Supreme Court against its decision in Petrodell Resources Ltd –v- Prest  EWCA Civ 1395. Many of you will have read my previous ‘blog’ about the Court of Appeal decision in this case.
The High Court ruled yesterday (16th January 2013) that a property tycoon should be sentenced to 6 months in prison for consistently failing to comply with court orders. The decision came after many years of protracted court proceedings and dispute over maintenance payments to Ms Young. They have two young children together. The parties separated