A legal ruling made in France today has opened the way to millions of euros in compensation for British and other women who were fitted with defective French-made breast implants.
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Legal blow for widow of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko who risks bankruptcy by continuing her battle for a public inquiry
Thursday 03 October 2013
Marina Litvinenko’s fight for answers over the suspicious death of her husband, Alexander, has suffered another defeat after judges refused to protect her from facing crippling costs if she loses her legal battle for a public inquiry.
Wednesday 02 October 2013
The Topshop boss will be questioned by Michelle Young about £80,000 cheques he said he paid to an estate agent
Friday 27 September 2013
70-year-old company says it plans to file for bankruptcy unless it manages to reach its fundraising goal
Thursday 26 September 2013
Another €60,000 (£50,435) has been discovered stashed in the former home of one-time IRA hunger striker-turned-property tycoon.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
The world’s billionaires were this week making discreet inquiries about buying one of Switzerland’s most prestigious homes – the late Marc Rich’s Villa Rose on Lake Lucerne.
Sunday 22 September 2013
House had been repossessed after former hunger-striker Tom McFeely went bankrupt - now investigation must determine who owns the money
Wednesday 04 September 2013
Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky may have left debts of more than £300m when he died in “tragic and mysterious” circumstances, the High Court heard today.
Friday 23 August 2013
Outlook Physicians get told to heal themselves. And some insolvency accountants could, apparently, benefit from their own medicine too.
Thursday 22 August 2013
The luxury world of London's Liberty department store is the subject of a new behind-the-scenes documentary.
Saturday 10 August 2013
Saturday 03 August 2013
Edinburgh guffaws from end to end as four fine acts return with some sparkling new material
Friday 02 August 2013
Some 6,469 bankruptcy orders were recorded in the second quarter of this year
Sunday 21 July 2013
The governor of Michigan today defended last week’s bankruptcy filing by Detroit even as lawyers for his office moved to contest a ruling by a lower court judge that it violates the state constitution and must be withdrawn.
Sunday 21 July 2013
Out of America: For 20 years this newly bankrupt city, in the words of a Tamla tunesmith, has really got a hold on me. The recovery is already beginning
Monday 15 July 2013
The number of winding-up petitions issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has slumped by more than a third in the past year, according to figures released on Monday, with experts claiming the taxman is increasingly choosing to seize goods from companies instead.
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Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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