Oil baron divorce 

Oil baron in divorce battleAn oil baron who made millions from an oil business in Slovenia is now fighting his ex-wife in the divorce court over his £48m fortune. They set up the firm together, separated in 2008 and settled a maintenance claim in Slovenia in 2010, but the wife is seeking a new settlement…

Hospital payout 

Hospital agrees payout over brain damageIpswich Hospital has agreed to pay £6.7m in compensation because a baby was left with brain damage after being starved of oxygen in the womb following her birth. The girl was born with acute cerebral palsy, affecting her mobility and speech, after a delay in her caesarean delivery at Ipswich…

Traps for Trustees

NHERITANCE TAX: New traps for trustees of relevant property trusts The new rules governing periodic inheritance tax charges on relevant property trusts have created two traps into which unwary trustees can easily fall, according to law firm Withers. One is that income retained for five years now attracts the full 6 per cent charge, unless…

Captain sues Army

Army Captain sues MoD over bullyingCaptain Mark Hughes is suing the Ministry of Defence after claiming he had to quit his job at the Personnel Recovery Centre following an alleged campaign of bullying by his commanding officer. He claims the MoD allowed Major George Connelly to treat him in a way that was “undermining, oppressive,…

Police seek web history 

Police seek power to view web historiesThe police are seeking powers to view the internet browsing history of anyone they wish to investigate arguing that without such access they would be “flying blind” in everyday investigations. Senior officers have called for the Investigatory Powers Bill to include a requirement for telecoms firms to retain data…