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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Back to school for Charity Trustees

15 Aug, 2019
The Charity Commission continues to work through its heavy caseload of potential incidents of misconduct involving UK charities.   Though each case is unique, there are some...
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Employment blog

Holiday pay for part-year workers – time to face the music

14 Aug, 2019
Schools, colleges and universities commonly employ staff who are required to work only during term-time. There are other sectors, such as the tourist industry and professional...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

Why good advice matters – and cooperation is key

14 Aug, 2019
Why good advice matters – and cooperation is key Estate planning when you have two families can often be complicated.  The importance of good advice, and the sad consequences...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Is ‘old blighty’ blighted? Should you return?

5 Aug, 2019
Asks David Semmens a partner in the Private Wealth Team. Are you an Ex-Pat thinking of returning to the UK?  Maybe now is the time to think again. Even ignoring all our current UK...
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Commercial disputes blog

Dissolution of a Partnership - Wielding Solomon's Sword

2 Aug, 2019
When thinking about how assets of a partnership should be divided it is helpful to think of the story of the Judgment of Solomon, where King Solomon had to rule between two women...
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Food & drink blog

Tenanting the Vines

26 Jul, 2019
The Farm Business Tenancy has provided a standard model since the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and generally speaking that model provides a fair balance between Landlord’s...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

Hotchpot… mixing things up to level the playing field

25 Jul, 2019
It is relatively commonplace for parents to make financial gifts to their children during their lifetime (or indeed to friends or other family members).  In recent years a key...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

A 1975 Act Claim ‘With Superficial Attraction’ Fails

19 Jul, 2019
In the recent case of Wellesley v Wellesley [2019] the court has dismissed a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, despite the apparent...
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Food & drink blog

Employee Ownership Trusts - Worth considering for your food or drink business at any time

19 Jul, 2019
  Whilst the likes of John Lewis may grab all the headlines for employee-owned businesses, smaller food and drink businesses are also reaping the rewards of this type of...
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Commercial disputes blog

Education administration – what is it and how is it different?

17 Jul, 2019
  Education administration is an insolvency process introduced in January this year that applies to further education (FE) bodies.  The objective of an education...
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Wills, tax, trusts & probate blog

What are the options available to assess mental capacity?

11 Jul, 2019
Advances in medicine, public health and nutrition are contributing to an ageing population where many people are living well for longer.  Despite these advances, old age also...
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Trust, estates & will disputes blog

‘Promises Should be Kept’ - Court of Appeal Upholds Proprietary Estoppel Judgment

9 Jul, 2019
The court of appeal has recently upheld a high court judgement (in the case of Habberfield v Habberfield 2019) in which a large portion of a farming business was awarded to the...
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Media & technology blog

ICO flexes its muscles on Data Protection Fines

8 Jul, 2019
For some time, we've been waiting for the first substantive fines from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) relating to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or...
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Employment blog

Post-termination restrictions - legal update

5 Jul, 2019
Tillman v Egon Zehnder [2019] UKSC 32. The Supreme Court handed down a landmark judgment on 3rd July 2019, with the court unanimously approving the restrictive limits within...
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Real estate blog

Cautionary Supreme Court judgment on interpretation of planning permission

4 Jul, 2019
Yesterday (3 July 2019) the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the London Borough of Lambeth’s appeal in relation to the use of a DIY retail store in Streatham. Planning permission...
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Media & technology blog

Running competitions: More than the luck of the draw

4 Jul, 2019
We all have those ‘eureka’ moments where we feel that we’re onto a winner. In times of tough trading and uncertain market conditions, it is inevitable that people will find...
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Employment blog

Employee engagement: The basics

3 Jul, 2019
Employee engagement a massive topic.  This short note is intended to cover the key elements, but if you would like to discuss how to improve employee engagement in your...
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Real estate blog

Whose fault is it?

3 Jul, 2019
For its first 25 years or so, Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 ("Section 21") led a relatively trouble free existence.  It set out a straightforward process for the termination...
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Real estate blog

Guidance on right to manage, enfranchisement and lease extensions

3 Jul, 2019
by: Cripps Pemberton Greenish
Please see links to the guides below which we hope will be of interest: The Right to Manage - A Short Guide Enfranchisement and Lease Extension  ...
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Food & drink blog

Powers of Entry under the Food Safety Act 1990

3 Jul, 2019
Food hygiene has once again hit the headlines after a BBC report found a number of takeaways listed on Just Eat had zero ratings from the Food Standards Agency.  As well as...
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