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Under an individual voluntary agreement (IVA), a debtor avoids bankruptcy by entering into a repayment plan with their creditors. If the former spouse is owed money pursuant to an order made within financial remedy proceedings, that former spouse is a creditor alongside all the other creditors. As such, the former spouse is entitled to vote at a meeting of creditors as to whether the proposed IVA should be approved, and may object to the IVA, but ultimately, they will be bound by the outcome of the vote. This may result in the former spouse being bound by an IVA that disadvantages them, despite their objections, and whic
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The principle of transferred maliceIf a person has a malicious intent towards X and, in carrying out that intent, injures Y, he is guilty of an offence. So, if D shoots at A with intent to kill him but kills B by mistake it is murder; the mistake as to the identity of the victim is irrelevant as D
Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies,
Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element—hence the label voluntary manslaughter) but which are reduced to
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