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Editorial Team
We’re Mediterranean. We love good food and wine, we’re great lovers, we’re loud and boisterous…and we hate paying taxes. I mean really, really hate them. And like a few other things, taxes come in many shapes and sizes. The one tax everyone and his uncle assumes they can dodge pretty easily is property tax. Just...
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Ah promises promises! I hear your mournful sigh. It reminds me, in an odd sort of way, of one of my favourite poems by Robert Frost, and it certainly doesn’t help that we’re Mediterranean. By this of course I mean we’re a people who clearly think (as opposed to thinking clearly) that promises, like laws, are made to...
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When I was still a young lad my father would have a bit of fun testing me. He’d ask me things like “When is a door not a door?” or “When is a room not a room?”, and so on. These silly brain teasers were meant to provoke linguistic articulation in the mind of the...
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It’s up to the drafter of the blessed document really. I mean, honestly. When writing an instrument that is meant to be binding upon the parties, members of the legal profession have to be extra-careful of what they write and how they write it. They have to be certain that what they have written reflects...
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There is a certain amount of protection that we, as EU citizens, are afforded by EU institutions and instruments. The Brits shall soon discover this yet, but that is another story. There’s the European Court of Human Rights, The Commission and Parliament. Legally, EU States are bound by the Convention of Human Rights and naturally,...
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Parents, are bound to maintain their children by providing both material and moral support. This obligation extends only, at least legally, until the kids have attained majority, irrespective of whether they have fled the family home to elope with a passing drifter or have rooted themselves firmly in their bedrooms past the age of thirty,...
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There really was no way that John Borg was ever going to convince the judge that it was the cashing bank that was responsible for his brother’s alleged fraud. I say alleged, because I’m pretty sure this was a scheme devised principally by one of two brothers, partners-in-crime, so to speak. As much was said...
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It doesn’t really matter whether you’re a journalist, blogger or reporter reading this. Hell, it doesn’t even matter if you’re an ordinary guy drinking a cup of Joe, watching the world go by while reading this. So stop what you’re doing (except for the coffee of course) and pay attention. Because what we’re going to talk...
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You’ve decided that you can’t keep on trading in your own name. There may be a variety of reasons that brought you to this decision – professional liability, tax planning, risk management, insurability, compliance & regulatory. The list isn’t endless, but it’s long enough and I don’t want to dwell on it any longer. You know, time and space etc....
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Preferably, would be the short answer. But that doesn’t mean either that verbal agreements carry no weight. You know the kind. We’ll decide on the terms over the phone, then we’ll meet over a coffee, shake on it and we’re done. Like true and proper gentlemen. Simple (no lawyers), straightforward (no lawyers) and cheap (and...
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