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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...

Insights

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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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...

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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

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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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. All visitors to the office must make an...

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...

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...