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What is the residence nil rate band?

And how will it affect me and my loved ones? Inheritance tax (IHT) is charged on your death at the rate of 40% based on the value of your assets. Everyone benefits from something called “the nil rate band”. This means that at the moment a 40% tax rate applies if your...

What’s happening to the UK High Streets?

Store closures, services moving online and retailers losing business.  What challenges do companies face on the UK high street in 2019? Businesses in various consumer facing sectors are facing uncertain times and economic hardship.  Last week saw the...

Is it time to review your Will?

6 life events that should trigger a review of your Will. No matter how old you are, an up-to date, professionally prepared Will is extremely important. A Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes can be fulfilled, as a Will clarifies what happens to your assets...

Passing off

Deliberate Confusion in respect of Goods or Services provided? Passing Off is commonly defined as “nobody has the right to represent his goods [or services] as the goods [or services] of somebody else”. It is often encountered in matters relating to title, name or...

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...

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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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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...

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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)....

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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...

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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...

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Equine Industry Issues

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...

GDPR

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....

Care required when purchasing a horse

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...

ECJ clarifies workers’ rights to untaken holiday pay

ECJ clarifies workers’ rights to untaken holiday pay

The European Court of Justice has sided with a worker and his right to be compensated for untaken annual leave. The case of King v The Sash Window Workshop Limited and another C-214/16 clarified that in circumstances where an employer has refused to recognise a...

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