Pro Bono

Cuts to legal aid see demand for pro-bono rocket Cuts to legal aid and the introduction of court fees have led to a 55% increase in applications for free legal support over the past financial year, according to a report by LawWorks. The charity, which coordinates solicitors’ pro-bono clinics, said employment, housing and family law…

Tax Appeal

ENFORCEMENT: Taxpayer can appeal time-barred claim on reasonable excuse grounds      The Upper Tax Tribunal’s decision in the case Raftopoulou (2015 UKUT 0579 TCC) could open the way for taxpayers to appeal a wider range of HM Revenue & Customs’ decisions. The tribunal held that taxpayers can make a claim outside the usual time limits,…