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Buying and selling your home, a step by step guide

The conveyancing process can be daunting, particularly if you are a first time buyer or if it has been a while since you last moved home. We have created the below step by step guide based on a freehold sale and purchase. Finding a Solicitor When you are close to...

The section 1 statement – changes due in April 2020

Under section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of certain terms of their employment.  Certain information must be provided to the employee in a single document (the principal statement). Other...

Articles of association, a short guide

Using a company to run a business is often the most advantageous structure to use when compared to the sole trader and partnership models.  It can provide tax benefits, help protect shareholders and directors from liability and offer a flexible format for obtaining...

Increase in probate fees to begin in April 2019

The Government announced in 2018 plans to introduce a new six-band probate fee structure which is set to replace the existing flat fee of £215 (or £155 when paid through a solicitor) to take effect in April 2019. Probate fees are payable when the executors of an...

PILOT SCHEME TO CAP COSTS AT £80K

Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims. Lord Justice Jackson is finalising his report on the capping...

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IMMIGRATION LAW UPDATE

A number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 24 November 2016, with further changes coming into force in April 2017.  Some of the key changes which took effect in November 2016 are as follows: The Tier 2 (General) minimum salary threshold for...

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ENTERPRISE INVESTMENT SCHEME RELIEF REQUIREMENTS

The case of Abingdon Health Limited v HMRC involved the First-tier Tribunal considering the requirements for qualifying for relief under the enterprise investment scheme (EIS).   EIS is essentially in place to encourage investment in smaller or high risk companies by...

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PEOPLE WITH SIGNIFICANT CONTROL

The ‘People with Significant Control’ (PSC) register was introduced on 6 April 2016 and imposes obligations on most companies, Limited Liability Partnerships and Societas Europaea to identify and record details of persons who ultimately own and exercise control over...

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WARRANTIES IN SHARE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

The case of  Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd v Sumitomo Co Corp was decided by way of summary judgement.  It held that when a party produced a Share Purchase Agreement in which it is expressly stated that the party is only giving a warranty, this party does not, by concluding...

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Equine Industry Issues

The Equine industry is an area of numerous different relationships, for example between an employer/employee/working pupil/groom or a yard owner/horse owner or a seller/purchaser. Accordingly, there are stringent laws that apply in such different circumstances. The...

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GDPR

What is GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulations replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th May 2018. GDPR gives people more control over how organisations use their data and consequently imposes a burden on all organisations who control and process data....

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Care required when purchasing a horse

Horses are classified as goods and when it comes to selling and purchasing them (when horses can range in price from thousands to hundreds of thousands and more), care must be taken in accurate advertisement and also asking the right questions when buying. It may seem...

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Scrapped for first-time buyers

Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, announced on the 22nd November that stamp duty is to be abolished for first-time buyers on properties up to £300,000 with immediate effect. The cut will permanently raise the price at which a property becomes liable for stamp duty to...

PILOT SCHEME TO CAP COSTS AT £80K

Pilot scheme to cap costs at £80k Civil claims costs have always been scrutinised and measured on the proportionality principle and now there is a proposed scheme of levelling fixed costs for civil claims. Lord Justice Jackson is finalising his report on the capping...

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