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Since the coming into force of the Child Support Act 1991, the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) and its precursor bodies have had sole jurisdiction in matters relating to child support, the courts retaining jurisdiction only where income exceeds a set minimum (ie, top-up orders), where the parties agree (though either can seek a CMS assessment after 12 months) or where there is a foreign element, in some circumstances. For further guidance, see Practice Notes: Child maintenance provisions via the court and Child support—top-up maintenance orders.
The CMS works out its calculations based upon the yearly gross income of the paying party. This information is obtained by the CMS from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The relevant provisions are set out in
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BREXIT: UK is leaving EU on Exit Day (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018). This has an impact on this Practice Note. For further guidance on the impact of Brexit on e-money requirements, see Practice Note: Impact of Brexit: Payment services and electronic money directives—quick
Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a director or to reimbursement of expenses incurred in rendering such services. Power to pay directors remuneration for their services will need to be
A limited company that proposes to issue redeemable shares must comply with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Why do companies issue redeemable shares?A company may wish to issue redeemable shares so that it has an alternative way to return surplus capital to shareholders without
This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific aspects of D&I are covered in more detail in Practice Notes:•The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms•Unconscious bias—law
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