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Online Food Orders – Even more appetising?

14 Jun, 2019
As the major players in the food delivery app world fight it out, Google is preparing to enter the market. The tech giant has already launched an “Order Online” feature in some...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

The late emergence of a Will during a dispute and its implications on costs

13 Jun, 2019
In the recent case of Gaskin v Corus Law Ltd and another [2019] EWHC61(Ch)] the court considered the implications on costs of the late emergence of a Will in a probate dispute...
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Employment blog

Is Gender on your Agenda?

12 Jun, 2019
Gender reassignment is protected under the Equality Act 2010, but with very little data as to the numbers of trans people in the UK, some businesses will be wondering if they...
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Real estate blog

A thorn in the side of landowners

7 Jun, 2019
Trees have always held great value and importance in our society; their "amenity" value and ability to shape a landscape, their ecological and environmental value and their...
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Commercial disputes blog

Legitimate expectations in family businesses

6 Jun, 2019
Family owned companies are often classic examples of what lawyers call “quasi-partnerships”.  Whilst they are a corporate entity governed by formal documents such as articles...
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Food & drink blog

Reflections on the future of food and drink in the retail space

6 Jun, 2019
Newspaper headlines cry out about the decline of our retailers – even big names are being ravaged by the rise in online shopping - and reduced footfall means that vacancy rates...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Update - Receiving Grant of Probate

5 Jun, 2019
In February this year, the Government reintroduced its plans to reform probate fees, first announced two years ago but shelved before the snap general election in 2017. The new fee...
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Media & technology blog

Future Predictions of in-house agency models

4 Jun, 2019
There is a developing trend towards Corporates and Brands creating in-house agencies, while the industry grapples with increasing client demands and ever-tightening budgets.  In...
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Media & technology blog

The Digital Copyright Directive

3 Jun, 2019
How has it come about? Back in May 2015, the European Commission published a communication on a Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe which looked at the major challenges to...
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Employment blog

Should employers pay enhanced shared parental pay?

30 May, 2019
In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal has decided that there is no act of sex discrimination or a breach of equal pay principles where an employer does not provide enhanced...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Replacement of a company’s director and sole member before the issuing of a grant

30 May, 2019
When a company’s shareholder dies, the company will ordinarily have to wait for the grant of probate to be extracted before the deceased’s executor can be registered as the...
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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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