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‘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...

Shareholder decision-making

The day-to-day management of a company is typically carried out by the appointed directors.  These individuals exercise all powers of the company and make decisions at meetings of the board of the directors.  Shareholders do not necessarily have any direct...

Families have overpaid £1.2 Billion in Inheritance tax

Inheritance Tax is a tax on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of someone who’s died. Married couples can, with proper planning, pass on up to £1m tax free, but many with personal wealth above this amount are voluntarily paying over the odds by failing...

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 …...

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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. The office is currently closed to visitors...

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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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The Litigation Process

This article sets out a general overview of the litigation process in England and Wales under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), including steps to be taken before a claim is commenced. It does not cover every possible stage of the process, but highlights those which...

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Asset protection Trusts

Can I protect my assets during my lifetime? We are all keen to protect our assets for our loved ones, during our lifetime AND after our death. We want to do the best for our spouse/partner and children. However, there are many questions that need addressing before the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Recent Publications

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...

COVID-19: Our plan

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. The office is currently closed to visitors...

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...