Dreaming of working in one of the top countries of the world is a common phenomenon among people, especially from countries where opportunities of success and earning more are lesser comparatively do developed countries. Highly skilled professionals from various countries often take a flight to such countries. The United Kingdom or the UK is also one of most developed nations in world where people come from various parts of the world with a hope to earn more and make career in the right profession. National Government is also well aware of this (after getting thousands of visa application every month for work permit or UK work visa). And keeping the same in mind, immigration program was brought into effects in December 2001 for the duration of declaration of highly skilled Migrant Program.
Main object behind these policies was to draw the attention and persuading skilled professionals in the UK. Immigration department attract skilled people in the UK by offering immigration visa along with permission of Permanent Residency or Right of Abode in the UK. The amazing program truly brought a revolutionary change as more and more highly skilled professionals from various parts of the world flock to the UK with a hope of having Right of Abode along with better earning opportunity.
However, for residents of the European countries, visa is not mandatory. It is for those who are non-EU residents. If you are also one of them dreamt of working in the UK, you need work permit that is issued by the immigration department after getting some essential documents and following a certain criterion. Applying for the work permit is never so easy. For this having proper knowledge and understanding of European Immigration Law is also very important.
Movies that feature court drama can always be interesting, especially when danger and intrigue slip into the film. Sometimes though, it is not about any mystery, but instead the story can be a very human one, touching on very sensitive subjects in our society. Some movies based on attorneys and the legal process are actually based on true events and lawsuits that actually took place.
Philadelphia features Tom Hanks as man with AIDS who has been fired from his job due to the condition. It is then up to Denzel Washington as his lawyer to get him adequate compensation in the wrongful dismissal lawsuit. Washingtons character starts out as a stereotype of an ambulance chasing lawyer, but changes as the course of the movie progresses. This is a wonderful movie that points out the reality of discrimination against people with an illness or because of their lifestyle.
Erin Brockovich stars Julia Roberts as a woman named Erin Brockovich who works her way up from being an unemployed single mother to being an influential and successful lawyer. This movie is actually based on the true events that occurred in a small California town. People in the town were suffering from wrongful deaths, illnesses, and other problems due to a nearby companys dumping of waste into the water supply. A class action lawsuit was brought forth, and it was up to Erin Brockovich and the small law firm she worked for to fight against a huge company.
Autism Spectrum Disorders or ASD, is a complex developmental condition that’s marked by reduced social interaction, communication, and repetitive behavior. Some conditions are Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. Individuals with autism have limited interests that inhibit them from functioning normally at home, school, and society.
Signs of this disorder start to become visible at three years old. Listed below are signs you should watch out for to determine if your child is autistic:
-If the child does not babble by age one.
Executive Summary We advise our clients who have asset protection issues to use a Belize Trust. The assets of a Belize Trust are immune from the decisions of a foreign court. This includes, bankruptcy courts, family courts, civil judgements and fraudulent conveyance allegations. Anything the foreign (Non Belize) court does is irrelevant when it comes to Belize Trust Assets contained in Belize. The catch all that lawyers like to use is the fraudulent conveyance allegation. They sometimes get the home country court to make a ruling that there was a fraudulent conveyance. Any order, decision, ruling, etc. from a foreign court is a big zero when it comes to the Belize Trust in that it has no legal value concerning Belize Trust assets. When one opens a bank account in Belize using a Belize Trust the banks tend to force issues regarding trust paper work to weaken the trust. So we do not have the Belize Trust open the bank account to preserve the privacy and asset protection value of the trust. What we do is use a Belize Corporation or other corporation from another country to open the bank account. The shares of the corporation are then titled to the Belize Trust and this is documented. This makes the corporation and corporate bank account property of the Belize Trust and thus immune from the decisions of a foreign court. Any such judgments from a foreign court cannot be domesticated or enforced in Belize against Belize Trust Assets. This is the only Trust that has this provision. No other trusts have a statutory exemption against fraudulent conveyance allegations. We will review some conditions for collecting a foreign judgement if the assets are not owned by a Belize Trust, just a regular corporation. If the assets are owned by a Belize Trust they are safe so there is nothing further to talk about.
Belize Corporation Bank Accounts One needs to remember that a personal judgment is not a judgment against a corporation. These offshore corporations legally in the eyes of the law have their own separate liabilities and assets. They are separate and distinct judicial persons. Just because you own the stock, it does not mean your debts transfer to the corporation. The ownership of these anonymous bearer share corporations is not recorded in any public registry or database. It is not easy for a creditor or financial enemy to submit evidence to the court to establish ownership. Even if ownership was established there are a number of other obstacles facing your financial enemies.
Foreign Judgment Reciprocity Belize will only recognize the judgments of a country that recognizes their judgments in their own courts on an equal basis with the way Belize treats their judgments. They tend to favor British Colonies in this regard. Other conditions that must be met to enforce a judgment in Belize follow:
Judgment has to be no older than six years.
Judgment must be final. Time for appeals has expired.
Judgment needs to be from a Superior Court of the country. Municipal court judgments may be difficult or impossible to enforce.
The court had correct jurisdiction over the matter.
The matter was not previously and correctly decided in another court.
The debtor was duly served according to the laws of that country and had ample time to respond.
If the plaintiff and defendant had an agreement to settle disputes in a matter differently than using the court that issued judgment, then the judgment may be not admissible in Belize. Thus the two parties may have agreed that proper venue would be country B, yet the plaintiff sued in country A. The agreement may have called for arbitration yet the plaintiff just sued. This sort of thing could cause the denial of the judgment.
If the judgment is for a fine, penalties or taxes it might be disallowed.
Summary It is most difficult to litigate against an offshore corporation where the underlying debt is against a person or another corporation. If you use a Belize Trust you become safe from the decisions of any foreign court including fraudulent conveyance as long as the assets are contained in Belize and thus under Belize law. In any event the conditions required for a judgment to be enforceable in Belize can be onerous and expensive from the perspective of a judgment creditor. Lawyers in Belize and the country of the judgment would be needed and double legal billing gets costly right away. If the debtor realizes there is a pending action he will remove the assets from Belize right away which thwarts the efforts of the creditor and the money he has spent is wasted. This is something not seen very often.
If you’re depositing retainers and other fiduciary funds into an escrow account, our last post provided some helpful rules of thumb for flawless trust fund accounting – in accordance with your state requirements. >
While you weigh the advantages of an integrated Attorney billing and trust accounting software , consider this. As a bookkeeping concept, trust accounting is fundamentally different from other types of accounting. It’s way more detailed. It must be capable of:
Supporting monthly bank reconciliations.
Producing three-way – not just two-way – reconciliation statements.
Furnishing details about general ledger balances, i.e. whether funds have cleared the bank.
Preventing common trust accounting mistakes, such as ledger card overdrafts, co-mingling with other ledger cards, duplicate check numbers, etc.
Printing checks, deposit slips etc.