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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Controlling your choices

24 May, 2019
Moving into care can be a daunting and confusing time, both for those needing assistance and for their families. It is even harder if the ability to articulate wishes and feelings...
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Family law blog

I want my sister to have the children if anything happens to me

23 May, 2019
Divorce can be a very traumatic event for many people.  If there have been mental health issues, or other issues such as alcoholism, prior to the divorce then these difficulties...
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Real estate blog

Urban design and mental health - an unlikely pairing?

22 May, 2019
The real estate industry is shifting in terms of how it uses space.  Something which is taking centre stage is how cities and buildings can be designed to enhance user...
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Real estate blog

SDLT - the Hannover case - beware anti-avoidance

22 May, 2019
When SDLT was first introduced in December 2003 it signalled a shift away from taxing (and literally stamping) documents to a system of taxing underlying transactions, supposedly...
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Food & drink blog

A case for protecting vegans at work?

17 May, 2019
  In a landmark case heard last month, the Employment Tribunal will soon determine whether ethical veganism should be a protected belief under the Equality Act 2010. As the...
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Professional negligence blog

A Regulatory Scare for Consumer Duty of Care?

16 May, 2019
by: Cripps
In July 2018 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a discussion paper where they made it abundantly clear; they will seriously consider the implementation of a new duty...
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Real estate blog

Homes under the hammer: Should you be selling at auction?

14 May, 2019
In 2019 the property market has been slow. More and more property investors are turning to auctions to sell their property. Online agent Purplebricks is now working with two...
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Employment blog

Employee Benefit Trusts – a time and place for us?

13 May, 2019
You could be forgiven for thinking that employee benefit trusts (known as ‘EBTs’) are resolutely to be considered the ‘bad boys’ of the trust world.  Widely used in the...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

SDLT non-resident surcharge consultation

10 May, 2019
What the consultation is all about? The SDLT consultation is about a proposed additional 1% SDLT surcharge on non-UK residents interested in buying UK residential property. The...
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Commercial disputes blog

Five things to remember if your dispute goes legal

9 May, 2019
If you have a problem and think you might need legal advice, the following points are worth bearing in mind.    The commercial reality If you feel you have been wronged and...
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Media & technology blog

Technology Trends transforming Real Estate

8 May, 2019
It is no secret that technology has had (and will continue to have) an enormous impact on nearly every industry, and the corporate real estate sector is no exception. Developers...
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Employment blog

Taxation of off-payroll working – how to prepare for the step change ahead

8 May, 2019
Businesses who employ contractors and consultants will be familiar with the ‘IR 35’ rules, introduced in 2000 with the aim of counteracting the perceived tax advantages...
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Construction matters blog

ConTech - a short lived fad or the future?

8 May, 2019
It is undeniable that society is undergoing a digital transformation in a bid to be more innovative, sustainable and cost efficient, and the construction industry is no...
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Charities & not-for-profit blog

Charity trustees’ legal names must be displayed on charity register

3 May, 2019
Currently, charity trustees are able to use a ‘public display name’ on the charity register instead of their legal name.   However, from 1 September 2019 the Charity...
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Construction matters blog

What does "practical completion" mean?

3 May, 2019
In most standard form building contracts, "practical completion" is not defined or not defined precisely.  It is left to the contract administrator to certify it, using their...
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Real estate blog

An international retailer's guide to investing in UK retail space

3 May, 2019
Are you thinking about joining Liberty in opening a flagship store on the famous Regent Street?  Or perhaps you would like to rub shoulders with the likes of Cartier, Mulberry and...
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Construction matters blog

Interpreting contracts in the digital age

3 May, 2019
The way of doing things has been transformed by the digital economy.  So much is now done online, from ordering food, buying goods, submitting tax returns, reading the news - the...
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Real estate blog

The future's ... grey?

1 May, 2019
It's no secret that Britain has an ageing population.  Revo's Insight Report 2019 recently stated that 18% of the UK population is over 65 and predicts that this will be up to 25%...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Preparing for the inevitable…

1 May, 2019
Probate is not an easy thing. But when a loved one has died and the funeral has been arranged, thoughts must eventually turn to the next steps – sorting out their personal...
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Real estate blog

Unjust enrichment?

1 May, 2019
Following on from her earlier plog post, senior associate Amy Rogers, together with trainee solicitor Zoe Cartner, has published an article with Local Government News on right to...
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