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Leading North West law firm Brabners Chaffe Street has successfully secured an apology and damages on behalf of a client who was wrongly pictured on the front page of a national newspaper alongside the headline ‘I’m Fred West’s Love Child’.

The client’s photograph was mistakenly used to illustrate the piece which was published as the main front page article in The Sun on Sunday last year.

Recent reforms highlight the need for businesses to re-evaluate their document retention policies, says Glyn Lancefield, Litigation Solicitor at Brabners Chaffe Street.

The disclosure of documents is often the most costly stage in commercial litigation. Even low value claims can involve a large volume of relevant documents, in various forms and going back a number of years. A case can often turn on the content of a single document.

Time may be running out for bringing a court claim against the banks for the mis-selling of interest rate swaps warns Lucy Baker, Commercial Litigation Solicitor at Brabners Chaffe Street in Manchester. 

On 31 January 2013 and 14 February 2013 the FSA published further updates regarding the mis-sold interest rate swaps by the banks including Barclays, RBS and Lloyds Banking Group.

Only days after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, heralded an important tax break for ‘employee shareholders’ in Wednesday’s budget, questions are being asked about whether the proposal will ever take effect as his plans have been put in doubt by a decision of the House of Lords.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has announced in today's budget an important development with regard to employee shareholders.

Forthcoming changes to legislation will bring in incentives for employees to accept shares from their employer in place of certain employment rights. The legislation will require shares that are issued to employees in this way must have a value of at least £2,000.

The maximum sum which the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) can compel a firm to pay to complainants has recently been increased from £100,000 to £150,000. However there is a recent High Court decision that is potentially even better news for complainants, says Glyn Lancefield, Litigation Solicitor at Brabners Chaffe Street.

This year sees the tenth anniversary of a specialist website dedicated to helping company shareholders to understand and enforce their legal rights.

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