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A lesser known way to reduce your Inheritance Tax bill – Gifts out of Income

Most forms of tax relief or exemption have an upper limit, such as the income tax personal allowance.   However, Gifts out of income have no upper monetary limit and are exempt from IHT subject to certain conditions.  What are “Gifts Out of...

Intellectual Property Rights – Protecting your creativity and innovation.

What is intellectual property?   Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind. Having the right type of intellectual property protection can prevent others from stealing or copying your inventions and creations; such as the name, design or look of your...

Shareholders’ Agreements – a short guide

What is a Shareholders' Agreement? It is common for shareholders of a company to enter into a written agreement with one another which will govern how they will behave in relation to their company. This is known as a Shareholders’ Agreement. The company itself may or...

‘No Jab, No Job?’ – What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for employers?

As of writing, over 10 million people in the UK have received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  For some, this shows that some sense of normality may return to the workplace in the not-too-distant future. But can an employer require his employees to be...

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Trademarks: UK and EU Trademarks from January 2021

For those individuals and companies that have registered trademarks, either in the UK or EU, there may be some concern about the effect of those trademarks. Will a trademark registered in the EU lose its benefits and still be enforceable in the UK, following the...

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Pandemic Business Dispute Resolution Service

On 17 June 2020, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) announced that they had joined forces to offer businesses a fast track, low-cost service for resolving commercial disputes. CIArb is the world’s leading...

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The Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document that allows a person to appoint trusted individuals to make important decisions about care and finances on their behalf, in the event of a loss of mental capacity through an accident or illness such as dementia. It is by far...

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Covid-19 Measures to support business

Following an increase in the spread of Coronavirus across the UK, on 24 March 2020 the government instigated a lockdown. People are now only able to leave their homes for food, health reasons, exercise and work where the work is essential and absolutely cannot be done...

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COVID-19: Our plan

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for everyone. We have made a number of changes to our working methods to ensure continuity of service to our clients in a safe working environment. All visitors to the office must make an...

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Covid-19 cancellation and suspension of contracts

The World has changed. Worrying about Brexit and freedom of movement seems like a distant memory. The pubs were closed in Dublin on St. Patrick's day. There is no live sport anywhere in the world. Theaters, bars and restaurants are empty. New expressions have arrived...

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Climate Change and Business

An evaluation of some challenges that climate-related risks will create for businesses and the officers controlling them. Climate change has become one of the leading socio-economic issues for businesses to consider moving into the new decade.  The increase in...

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Ending Assured Shorthold Tenancies

The difficulties with seeking possession under the section 21 regime. A section 21 notice is served under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and is used to provide notice to the tenant(s) that the landlord is seeking possession of the property, either after the fixed...

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Recent Publications

Digital Assets

What happens to my iTunes account when I die? Today’s world is a world that is very much reliant on technology.  Technology and online accounts are fantastic all the time you can access it/them but imagine for a moment what would happen if you were to pass away …...

Can I leave my estate to anyone I wish?

It used to be a principle of UK law that we were free to leave our estates on our deaths to anyone we chose. However, legislation passed in 1975 changed things dramatically. Now an individual can claim that a deceased’s will, or failure to make a Will meaning the...

How to witness a will by video

The government has announced legislation reforms, albeit temporary, to allow for wills to be witnessed and executed via video link software, such as Zoom, Facetime, Whatsapp etc.  The Current Law Currently, the law in England & Wales states that a will is...