Pension Ombudsman confirms view on SIPP Administrators duties

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The Pension Ombudsman has confirmed its position in relation to the duties of SIPP providers when faced with complex, or risker investments within the SIPP. Ombudsman Anthony Arter ruled against a complaint lodged by ‘Mr N’, deciding it was not Stadia’s role to undertake the level of due diligence Mr N had suggested. This follows […]

Business is Great!

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I am currently Chapter Director for BNI Business Connect. Each week, at the end of the meeting, I bring a little motivational quote, which of course I source from Google! This week I ended with this fantastic story about the effect that positivity can have on your business and others. Simply being happy and treating […]

The Night Before Christmas v2 – The Legal Proceedings

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Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of real property (hereinafter “the House”) a general lack of stirring by all creatures therein, including, but not limited to a mouse. A variety of foot apparel, e.g. stocking, socks, etc., had been affixed by and around the […]

A Lawyer’s Christmas (amercianised legal humour)

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From me (hereinafter called the “Wishor”) to you (hereinafter called the”Wishee”),  please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non addictive, gender neutral, celebration of summer solstice holiday, practiced with the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices […]

Great Quote re Mediation

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Just reading a recent case Oliver & Anor v Symons & Anor (link below) which relates to rights of way for agricultural vehicles, swing space and verge space. The final paragraph of the transcript ends with a great obiter quote regarding mediation. [quote]Lord Justice Ward: I also agree. I wish particularly to associate myself with […]