Deportation and Withdrawal of British Citizens

Join Lorraine Mensah for a short session on this hot topic.

Lorraine Mensah

Lorraine was appointed Immigration Judge in 2007.

She provides specialist advice in the areas of European law and specifically rights for workers, Nationality issues, Immigration applications both under Appendix FM and the Points based system, deportation and Human Rights and has acquired significant experience in this field.

Lorraine has also been instructed in multiple high profile serious foreign criminal cases.

Tuesday 1st May 2018
Ground Floor, The Plaza
4.30 – 5.30 pm

Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues.

Upcoming Tax Surgery with Michael Sherry – Wednesday 21st March

Topics covered

A general update and specific issues including:

• Part 7 Ch1 to 4 overview

Case law

• the general background;
• Grays Timber, Tower Radio, UBS, Cyclops etc.

Specific issues

• offshore
• salary reduced and dividends on new acquired shares
• voting/not voting for dividends shortly after acquisition – effect on value?
• ERS return where shares are SEIS/EIS?
• gifts between shareholder “partners” to reflect changing contribution to business
• demergers share exchanges etc and s.431?
• employee control defence when s 431 absent?
• effect of purchase of own shares on value

Wednesday 21st March 2018
Ground Floor, The Plaza
4.30pm-5.30pm

Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues.

Contact us to book your place.

2018 Social History of Medicine Conference

Charles Feeny has been invited to speak at the 2018 Social History of Medicine Conference
“Conformity, Resistance Dialogue and Deviance in Health and Medicine” at the University of Liverpool in July 2018. Charles Feeny will be participating in a round table discussion on Primodos chaired by Jesse Olszynko-Gryn of the University of Cambridge. Primodos was a hormone based pregnancy testing drug used in the 1960’s and 1970’s .

A Group of parents whose children suffered birth defects after the use of Primodos have resolutely campaigned for the manufacturers Bayer Schering and the Government to accept the damage caused by Primodos and the failures in transparency and regulation that led to the drug not been withdrawn sooner. Charles has been retained to advise the parent group.

The Primodos case is attracting considerable publicity and widespread support from members of parliament. Recently the Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt, announced that there would be a review of the regulatory issues raised by history of Primodos.

Other participants at the round table discussion include Jason Farrell of Sky News who has campaigned for transparency in relation to Primodos, Maria Lyon, leader of the victims group, and Dr Neil Vargesson of the University of Aberdeen who is undertaking ground breaking research which it is hoped, with appropriate financing, will finally prove the link between Primodos and birth defects.

The conference is to be held in July and further details of the conference and workshop will follow in due course.

7th February 2018 – Charles Feeny speaking to The Leeds and District Medico Legal Society

7thFebruary 2018 – Leeds

Charles Feeny speaking to The Leeds and District Medico Legal Society – BPP Law School, Leeds

Every Second Counts? Will be a demonstration of the use of experts in a hot tubbing session.  Charles will play the role of a judge interrogating two expert neonatologists Professor Simon Mitchell of St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and Dr Chris Dewhurst of Liverpool Women’s Hospital. The Presentation will involve the experts expressing differing views as to the consequences of delay in delivery in a cerebral palsy claim

1st Dec 2017 – North West Surgical Society Annual General Meeting

Charles Feeny & Tom Goodhead present  ‘Anatomy Assumed, Liability Presumed’ together with Professor Graeme Poston, Mr Rory McCloy , and His Honour Nigel Gilmour.

“A mock trial involving cross examination , legal submissions, and judgment. The case involves bile duct injury in routine cholecystectomy. The presentation is aimed at giving surgeons insight into legal issues and how a case unfolds at court. Lawyers will gain greater understanding of the technical issues surrounding bile duct injury”.

Golden Rules of Litigation event

There is still chance to book on to hear Tom Goodhead speak at Liverpool Law Society on the ‘Golden Rules of Litigation’.

Visit the website now for full details and to book your seat.

Private Client Tax Surgery – 29th November 2017

Your speaker on 29th November 2017 is Michael Sherry.

The seminar will concentrate on business property relief:

• review of cases (including recent decision in Ross)
• the 2 year rule and replacements
• why every client should have a company
• flexible will trusts

Attendees are encouraged to raise problems experienced in practice. Any summary of a practice problem submitted at least 24 hours before the seminar will be considered during the session.

Questions and discussion are welcomed.

Thursday 29th November 2017
Ground Floor, The Plaza
4.00pm-5.00pm

Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues.

As with previous sessions Michael will be working through some examples. However if participants would like to raise their real life problems that would be welcomed. Any specific examples you would like to raise should be sent to us a week before the session

Numbers for these sessions are strictly limited. Early booking is essential – please email claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk

Our Next Tax Surgery – 9th October 2017

Employment taxation & Disguised remuneration

Your Speaker on 9th October 2017 is Michael Sherry

Topics covered

  • The Rangers case how wide are the implications? Salary sacrifice? Benefits in kind? PAYE?
    2019: the DR loan charges and the new settlement offer?
  • Contractors – specific considerations – who was the employer? Was there ever a loan? How does Rangers impact?
  • EFRBS and Rangers – the contingency principle – what is realistic?

Monday 9th October 2017
Ground Floor, The Plaza
4.00pm-5.00pm

Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues.

As with previous sessions Michael will be working through some examples. However if participants would like to raise their real life problems that would be welcomed. Any specific examples you would like to raise should be sent to us a week before the session

Numbers for these sessions are strictly limited. Early booking is essential – please email claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk

Upcoming event – Dealing with CFA Assignment

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Ground Floor, The Plaza
Start time: 4.00pm-5.00pm

Followed by drinks and a chance to discuss the issues. As with previous events the numbers for these sessions are strictly limited. Early booking is essential – please email claire.labio@completecounsel.co.uk.

Your Speaker on Wednesday 4th October 2017 is Michelle Fanneran

Michelle is a specialist costs and PI Barrister, a Mediator and a Legal Consultant/Auditor. She is forward-thinking, authorised to practise in a dual capacity both in-house and in the traditional sense. She is happy to engage with clients in a versatile way.

Michelle’s broad costs experience includes: detailed assessment, oral review of provisional assessment, advising on and arguing specific points of law arising as preliminary issues such as recoverability of additional liabilities, validity of the retainer etc and drafting points of dispute. She also has a developing niche area of expertise in arguing principe of costs.

Liverpool: Group Litigation Seminar

Date TBA
Liverpool: Group Litigation Seminar. Charles Feeny, Tom Goodhead, James Byrne, Michelle Fanneran.

“Introduction to funding and costs in GLO cases.  New work opportunities, Third Party Funding, Product Liability Group Actions – Vaginal Mesh & Others, Financial Claims, Costs to include Costs Sharing Arrangements.”

To be notified when a date is set for this seminar please contact us.