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Special Guardianship Orders for Children of Italian Parents in Local Authority care in the UK

The care of minors, children under the age of majority, is considered to be of paramount importance should their parents be unable to care for them for any reason.  Local Authorities in the UK routinely take children into their care if such a situation...

Alcohol and the Workplace - The Christmas Party

As the festive season is upon us HR departments are holding their collective breath in the hope that the combination of the Christmas party and alcohol does not cause any allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour to arise.  Lloyds’s of London,...

Brexit and the Outlook for British Ex-pats living in the European Union

Of the approximately 1.5 million British ex-pats that live in Europe, many have done so for over 20 years, for people who have made their life in an EU country, Brexit is a completely unanticipated extraordinary turn of events, something that will affect...

Recent Court decisions highlight the Failure of the Banks to prevent Fraud and reminds them of their Quincecare Duty of Care to their Customers

There is a consequential responsibility on the part of a bank to compensate their customers, based in the principle of Quincecare, who are targets of scams perpetrated by fraudulent brokers when a bank facilitates their fraudulent customer’s financial...

Cross-border Divorce after Brexit

Couples who are facing the prospect of ending their marriage when the husband and wife are citizens of separate countries can face a quandary, in that the parties may not agree on the country in which to divorce.  Each jurisdiction in each has variable...

Do not brush off a Ski Slope Accident - the impact may not be felt immediately

As the winter takes hold a winter sports holiday may beckon. A skiing holiday abroad is one of the most exhilarating and popular things to do.  Thousands of people choose to ski in France and Italy each year and have a wonderful experience.  Whilst...

Transgender - Equality in the Work Place

Equality in the workplace is paramount and all HR staff and senior managers who interview candidates must be crystal clear on that point.  It is imperative to make every effort to be even-handed when faced with the differences that single out...

Extremely Appealing Italian Tax Schemes that encourage Retirement to and Residence in Italy

Extremely Appealing Italian Tax Schemes that encourage retirement to and residence in Italy Italy, in line with a number of other European countries, loses a significant number of young adults every year who go overseas to widen their experience by working...

Cross-border Personal Injury Compensation Claims - The Best Way Forward

Unquestionably, an individual who suffers a catastrophic accident is in a distressing situation, that much is obvious.  It is considerably more upsetting if an accident happens abroad, in such circumstances the position is considerably more traumatic...

Compensation for Traffic Accidents caused by Wild Animals in Italy

Italy has a substantial population of wild animals that roam free across rural areas, in particular, wild boar and roe deer.  Whilst they may predominantly inhabit wooded areas they do wander into villages and on to roads and their numbers are...
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