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by Clitheroekid
November 18th, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, Theatre, TV and Film
Topic: The Hunt
Replies: 0
Views: 33

The Hunt

I'd never heard of this 2012 film before, but watched it last night and I'd highly recommend it - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03jjbmw/the-hunt (available for another 6 days). It's a vivid and frightening illustration of how quickly a person's normal life can be completely destroyed by a f...
by Clitheroekid
November 13th, 2018, 1:15 am
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Land Registry form CH1
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Land Registry form CH1

This is to do with the practice known as `tacking'. It's a complicated area of law, but basically if you are a lender and make a secured loan to someone the legal charge (mortgage) that you register against the property will take priority over any later charges. However, many secured loans are made ...
by Clitheroekid
November 13th, 2018, 12:20 am
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn to leave
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn to leave

At the risk of getting my knuckles rapped, this link is to Jeff Fairburn's settlement agreement. Isn't he wonderful? https://www.persimmonhomes.com/corporate/media/358038/statement-re-jeff-fairburn-settlement.pdf "The Company shall contribute up to £10,000 plus VAT but inclusive of any disburs...
by Clitheroekid
November 7th, 2018, 8:16 pm
Forum: High Yield Portfolios (HYP) - Practical
Topic: Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn to leave
Replies: 29
Views: 1065

Re: Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn to leave

I am sure there is no way the company could force a recovery of the bonus. As a Persimmon shareholder I was outraged by this profligate waste of the company's money, and there is an interesting legal argument that I'd considered taking up with them at the time. This is based on a rather obscure com...
by Clitheroekid
November 7th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Custody disputes
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Custody disputes

The judgment has now been restored for those who are of a masochistic frame of mind - https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/OJ/2018/B64.html
by Clitheroekid
November 6th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Taxes
Topic: The Probate Tax is back
Replies: 29
Views: 821

Re: The Probate Tax is back

If legal you can also marry your beneficiary, which would make IHT go away as well. I've often thought there's a market for introducing single young people to aged and dying ones solely with a view to them getting hitched and thereby avoiding IHT altogether. The idea came to me when an 83 year old ...
by Clitheroekid
November 6th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Custody disputes
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Custody disputes

PS I've just had an email from Bailii (the people who upload the judgments) that says "The judge asked us to temporarily take down the judgment for further anonymising - I believe he intends to amend and restore shortly."

So as soon as it's accessible again I'll post the link.
by Clitheroekid
November 6th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Custody disputes
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Custody disputes

Yes, before anyone officiously points it out, I know these are now called Child Arrangement Orders, but most people still use the term custody when talking about which parent a child should live with. Although I've dealt with a large number of divorce cases over the years I resolutely refused to get...
by Clitheroekid
November 3rd, 2018, 10:17 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Hong Kong and Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 699

Re: Hong Kong and Japan

MaraMan wrote:Also tipping is neither wanted or expected, so don't try, they will only be embarrassed.

A bit like London then! ;)
by Clitheroekid
November 2nd, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: LPA self-inking stamp and self-certify
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: LPA self-inking stamp and self-certify

MikeyWorld wrote:A solicitor must be physically holding the original if that solicitor certifies the copy.

Correct.

The original LPA must be held by solicitors if one self-certifies.

Incorrect. It doesn't matter whether you or the solicitor is holding it.
by Clitheroekid
November 2nd, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: Does anyone know?
Topic: What should I do with this £200k ?
Replies: 29
Views: 2280

Re: What should I do with this £200k ?

Just a follow up enquiry to mjbdreamer. This story fascinated me, and I would be very interested to know how, if at all, it was resolved.
by Clitheroekid
November 2nd, 2018, 1:32 am
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: The Computer Will See You Now
Replies: 33
Views: 901

The Computer Will See You Now

A fascinating programme from the Horizon stable about the use of AI in medical diagnosis - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bqjq0q/horizon-2018-12-diagnosis-on-demand-the-computer-will-see-you-now It throws up some interesting ethical dilemmas. In London the company featured, Babylon, has set...
by Clitheroekid
November 1st, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Personal Liability Insurance – Is it Necessary?
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Personal Liability Insurance – Is it Necessary?

I dunno about golg, as Dod is suggesting, but I do know that its not unusual for cyclists with very expensive bikes (5K upwards for example) may have specific cycle insurance - that may well come with public liability. Other cycle orientated insurances (which are AIUI more in tune with affiliation ...
by Clitheroekid
October 31st, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Huge peak in number of users online
Replies: 29
Views: 930

Re: Huge peak in number of users online

robbelg wrote:Apparently there's 503 online right now.

Ha! In just 9 minutes that's jumped to 530 - will we see the 640 record broken this evening? ;)
by Clitheroekid
October 31st, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Legal Issues (Practical)
Topic: Personal Liability Insurance – Is it Necessary?
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: Personal Liability Insurance – Is it Necessary?

Is such insurance actually necessary? It's a very interesting and sensible question, and there’s no easy answer. As has been correctly pointed out, most household policies only cover you in connection with incidents related to your home. Although lawyers would have a field day debating what such an...
by Clitheroekid
October 30th, 2018, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Natural World
Topic: Real grass vs artificial
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: Real grass vs artificial

This reminds me of the answer given by Major League Baseball star Tug McGraw when he was asked whether he preferred grass or Astroturf:

"I dunno. I never smoked any Astroturf." :lol:
by Clitheroekid
October 30th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: Cars, Driving, Motorbikes or any Transport
Topic: New Top Gear line-up
Replies: 10
Views: 357

New Top Gear line-up

I see the BBC have announced two new TG presenters to replace Matt LeBlanc- Freddie Flintoff and Paddy McGuiness - https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2018/new-top-gear-presenters Although, as a proud Lancastrian myself, I suppose I should be pleased that two fellow Lancastrians have been c...
by Clitheroekid
October 30th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Airport Lounge
Topic: Hong Kong and Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 699

Re: Hong Kong and Japan

If I were going I'd certainly want to cross this spiffy new bridge, if only to say I'd done it!

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

I believe Macau's well worth a visit, so kill two birds with one stone.
by Clitheroekid
October 30th, 2018, 7:41 pm
Forum: Biscuit Bar
Topic: Huge peak in number of users online
Replies: 29
Views: 930

Re: Huge peak in number of users online

csearle wrote:Out of body experience +++ Tantric sex +++ Life after Death :D ;) C.

You've had a busy day! ;)
by Clitheroekid
October 30th, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: Beerpig's Snug
Topic: Thoroughly depressing
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Thoroughly depressing

I agree, it's immensely depressing. I also noticed from the report that "South and Central America suffered the most dramatic decline in vertebrate populations - an 89% loss in vertebrate populations compared with 1970." This is only likely to get worse with the election of the buffoonish ...

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